Twelve O'Clock High

Season 1 Episode 10


Aired Friday 9:30 PM Nov 27, 1964 on ABC
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Episode Summary


Upon returning from a mission we learn General Savage lost his best friend of 17 years (Joe Farrell) and can't feel anything. Upon hearing this fact, General Crowe orders General Savage to go on leave, "as far away as possible without deserting." When General Savage balks, General Crowe makes it a direct order; General Savage is to leave, the base today, on leave.

Arriving at the local train station, General Savage purchases a ticket to the farthest place away. The ticket salesman says the furthest place is an island off of Scotland (Inverness) and he buys the ticket (rail and ship). Meanwhile at the railway station a Wren officer (female Naval officer) is on her way home (on the same island) for medical leave. Each officer has their own set of loyal enlisted men with them who find them the best coach on the train. Turns out they end up together and at first don't get along. Over time, though, they work things out.

Tune in and watch the episode this episode and see things develop between these two people.


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    Robert Lansing

    Robert Lansing

    Brigadier General Frank Savage (1964-65)

    John Larkin

    John Larkin

    Major General Wiley Crowe (1964-65)

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (3)

      • The cost of General Savage's ticket is 3 pounds, 6 shillings and 6 pence (3.325 pounds).  During WWII the British pound was worth US$4.00, so the ticket was $13.30, which based upon the CPI is about US$445 today.

      • General Savage knows the local General in charge of supplies, General "Rosie" Crandall.  We discover this as General Savage is trying to replace the bacon he helped lose (out the window) by getting a 10 lb Virginia ham.

      • Both Ann Macrae & Peg Butterford are actually Second Officer's in the Wrens (WRNS -Women's Royal Naval Service) even though they are called and listed in credits as Lieutenant.

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Adam MacRae: (to Anne MacRae) I'd say he's a good man, but there's a look to him that almost frightens you.
        Anne MacRae: What do you mean?
        Adam MacRae: Oh a lot of young men have it. Those that are called upon to do the actual killing . . . a kind of emptiness.

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