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Twelve O'clock High

(DVD - 2007)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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The commander of a U.S. bomber unit in Britain during World War II begins to crack under the strain.
Title: Twelve o'clock high
[videorecording]
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2007.
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (132 min.) :,sd., b&w ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Special features include: commentary, featurettes: Memories of Twelve o'clock high, WWII and the American home front, Inspiring a character: General Frank A. Armstrong, The pilots of the Eight Air Force; still gallery; pressbook.
Based on the book by Beirne Lay, Jr. and Sy Bartlett.
Originally released as a motion pictures in 1949.
CPL DVD# 5510162
Summary: The commander of a U.S. bomber unit in Britain during World War II begins to crack under the strain.
Awards & Distinctions: Academy Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Dean Jagger); Best Sound recording.
Local Note: 15 53 79 112 118 133 148 172 175 210 211 245 276
EU : 2007-06-13.
Additional Contributors: Bartlett, Sy 1903-1978.
Lay, Beirne 1909-
Stewart, Paul 1908-1986.
Arthur, Robert 1925-
Jagger, Dean 1903-1991.
Merrill, Gary
Marlowe, Hugh 1911-1982.
Peck, Gregory 1916-2003.
Newman, Alfred 1901-1970.
Zanuck, Darryl Francis 1902-1979.
King, Henry 1886-1982.
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
Statement of Responsibility: 20th Century Fox ; screenplay by Sy Bartlett and Beirne Lay, Jr. ; produced by Darryl F. Zanuck ; directed by Henry King
Credits: Director of phototgraphy, Leon Shamroy ; editor, Barbara McLean ; music, Alfred Newman.
Performers: Gregory Peck, Hugh Marlowe, Gary Merrill, Millard Mitchell, Dean Jagger, Robert Arthur, Paul Stewart.
System Details: DVD; full frame 1.33:1; Dolby digital mono, stereo.
Other Language: In English, French or Spanish with optional English or Spanish subtitles ; Closed-captioned.
Subject Headings: World War, 1939-1945 Drama. Bomber pilots Drama.
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired-2007.
DVD-Video discs-2007.
Feature films-2007.
Film adaptations-2007.
War films-2007.
Topical Term: World War, 1939-1945
Bomber pilots
Publisher No: 2244055
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Sep 03, 2014
  • garycornell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Twelve O'clock High" is no ordinary movie. It was produced in 1949 during the Golden Age of Films by none other than Daryl F. Zanuck. The Director is Henry King who from 1930 to 1960 has 119 film credits. He was best known for taking great literature books and putting them on the big screen. For me though, the man that made "Twelve O'clock High" the masterpiece is the cinematographer Leon Shamroy. He took actual flight film of bombings over Germany by our troops and added it to the films recreated scenes. You feel like your in the action with the planes and their pilots. The cast is first rate with Gregory Peck the commander of the bomber unit. By todays standards, these planes look like they could be easily shot out of the air. That is why the story is so compelling. The risk to the pilots and their bond to each other is an amazing story. Relatives of yours may have been involved in World War II in the same type of missions described in "Twelve O'clock High". The film is a fitting tribute to them and I am glad to say it is a Five Star Film Tribute! As always, I would appreciate your reaction to the film.

Jul 06, 2014
  • AQUILEA777 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Overbearing U.S. flight commander Gregory Peck seeks to raise the morale of his men by shaming them as incompetent cowards.

Jan 10, 2013
  • btmslt rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

An entertaining movie about WWll. The footage of actual battle sceens is fantastic.

Peck is dynamite! You'll crack before he does.

Apr 06, 2011
  • madishoemake rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great. That's all I have to say. :)

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