Twelve O'Clock High (1949)
Front Cover Actor
Gregory Peck Gen. Frank Savage
Hugh Marlowe Lt. Col. Ben Gately
Gary Merrill Col. Keith Davenport
Millard Mitchell General Pritchard
Dean Jagger Major Harvey Stovall
Robert Arthur Sergeant McIllhenny
Paul Stewart Major "Doc" Kaiser
John Kellogg Major Cobb
Joyce MacKenzie Nurse
Lee MacGregor Lieutenant Zimmerman
Robert Patten 2nd Lt. Jesse Bishop
Movie Details
Genre Drama; War
Director Henry King
Producer Darryl F. Zanuck
Writer Sy Bartlett; Beirne Lay Jr.
Studio 20th Century Fox
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 2 hr 12 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
How much can a man give? When the U.S. 8th Army Air Force 918th Bombardment group is ordered on their fourth harrowing mission in four hard days, Brigadier General Frank Savage ( Gregory Peck ) demands "maximum effort." The bombers are forced to fly lower, to fly farther, and to test themselves — overspent and fatigued — right up until death's door. When their dedicated colonel speaks out in their defense, Savage mercilessly takes over command — an officer should not sympathize with his men. The Brigadier General will compel the 918th to stop pitying itself and to hone its morale in the face of danger. Yet, as the men grow colder due to Savage's orders and the missions bring them closer to their crucial German targets, the officer learns the practical impossibility of raising the confidence of young men while also sending them to their deaths. He begins to understand that it is the burden of command that makes even the toughest leader sympathetic. Eventually caring for his men above all else, it is Savage who is forced to carry the hardships of "maximum effort" — asking himself, how much can a man take? — Aubry Anne D'Arminio
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Index 34
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Price $9.00
Store Sam's
Owner JC
Links IMDB
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.33:1
Fullscreen (4:3)
UPC 024543030065
Chapters
Release Date 2003
Subtitles English; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
French Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Dolby Digital Mono [English]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Black & White Closed-captioned Black & White