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'Twelve O'clock High' DVD Gregory Peck (1949), New

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Twelve O'clock High' DVD, Gregory Peck (1949), New & Sealed

The core of this movie is the testing of the leadership of a bombing squadron. The first commander, Keith Davenport, shows too much empathy for the men, coming off as a chronic whining enabler. The second commander, Frank Savage (Gregory Peck), is aptly named. He is a no-nonsense, no-excuses, get-the-job-done kind of guy. The most interesting parts of the movie are the vintage aerial war footage and, more importantly, Savage's interactions with his men and his struggles to find the right balance of leadership discipline and sympathy.

Maj. Harvey Stovall (Dean Jagger) is the adjutant (paper-pusher) for the commander, and is a warm counterpoint to Savage's sternness. He provides the human bridge to the men that Savage needs. The movie begins and ends with a scene of him after the war, but these scenes add almost nothing to the plot and should have been deleted since the movie runs a bit too long (2 hours, 12 minutes).

I found the acting to be theatrical, as was common at the time of the filming (1949), but wore well once I grew accustomed to it. Conversations between characters seemed forced sometimes in order to abbreviate them (at least once ending with `Well, that's that,' as if that could end most any conversation). Despite these caveats, the acting was generally very strong, particularly by Gregory Peck and Dean Jagger.

Production Note:

Director: Henry King


Gregory Peck .... Brig. Gen. Frank Savage
Hugh Marlowe .... Lt. Col. Ben R. Gately
Gary Merrill .... Col. Keith Davenport
Millard Mitchell .... Maj. Gen. Ben Pritchard
Dean Jagger .... Maj. Harvey Stovall
Robert Arthur .... Sgt. McIlhenny (Gen. Savage's clerk/driver)
Paul Stewart .... Maj. 'Doc' Kaiser
John Kellogg .... Maj. Joe Cobb
Robert Patten .... 2nd Lt. Jesse Bishop (as Bob Patten)
Joyce Mackenzie .... Nurse lieutenant in hospital (as Joyce MacKenzie)
Don Hicks .... Lt. Wilson
Lee MacGregor .... Lt. 'Zimmy' Zimmerman (group navigator)
Sam Edwards .... Lt. Birdwell (918th Bomb Group pilot)
Roger Anderson .... Fred (interrogation officer)
John Zilly .... Sgt. Ernie (Gen. Savage's driver)

Coding: All Region Code / NTSC format

Video: 4:3 Fullscreen

Audio: Dolby Digital / AC-3 / 5.1 Surround Sound

Languages: English / France

Subtitles: English / Chinese (Removable)

Runtime: 132mins.

Colour: Black & White

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