Twelve O'clock High (1949)

Directed by
Henry King

Adapted from the novel, this tense World War II drama follows the 12 men of the 918th Bombardment Group, Eighth U.S Air Force. This group were solely responsible for the daylight bombing raids over Germany, and German-held Europe. The unit flew the B-17's out from Archbury, near London, England.

General Frank Savage (Gregory Peck) is in command of this group of 'hard luck' bombers. It is his responsibility to train this group to become a highly disciplined fighting unit despite their inevitable fate.

Nominated for 4 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor (Gregory Peck). Actually won 2 including Best Supporting Actor - Dean Jagger.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 130 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1949

5/5 Stars

Classification: 12 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Black and White


Image for Gregory PeckGregory Peck...Brig. General Frank Savage
Hugh Marlowe...Lt. Col. Ben R. Gately
Gary Merrill...Col. Keith Davenport
Millard Mitchell...Maj. General Ben Pritchard
Dean Jagger...Maj. Harvey Stovall
Robert Arthur...Sgt. McIlhenny
Paul Stewart...Maj. 'Doc' Kaiser
John Kellogg...Maj. Joe Cobb
Robert Patten...2nd Lt. Jesse Bishop
Joyce Mackenzie...Nurse Lt. in hospital
Don Hicks...Lt. Wilson
Lee MacGregor...Lt. 'Zimmy' Zimmerman
Sam Edwards...Lt. Birdwell
Roger Anderson...Fred
John Zilly...Sgt. Ernie