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Twelve O'Clock High (1950)

2 Ratings: 5.0
Classics movie directed by Henry King

The wartime memories of surviving World War II bomber squadrons were still crystal clear when this acclaimed drama was released in 1949--one of the first postwar films out of Hollywood to treat the war on emotionally complex terms. Framed by a postwar … see full wiki

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Director: Henry King
Genre: Classics
2 reviews about Twelve O'Clock High (1950)
Quick Tip by . August 21, 2010
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As a retired army officer and an adjunct history professor I thought it was important to review what I consider the best war movies depicting the challenges of leadership and the command of men.      Henry King's 1949 movie “Twelve O’clock High” is one of the best movies depicting the challenges command can be, especially when taking a high casualty rate as our “fly boys” did with the new concept of daylight bombing in the early years of WW 2. …
review by . July 23, 2003
posted in Movie Hype
I do not recall another film whose opening and closing scenes are more effective than those in this brilliant portrayal of the 918th Bombardment group based in England which flew almost daily missions to Germany during World War II. The character of General Frank Savage (Gregory Peck) is reputedly based on Brigadier General Frank A. Armstrong, Jr. Sy Bartlett wrote the book and then the screenplay. Brilliantly directed by Henry King, we are introduced to a combination of combat fatigue and self-pity …
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