Twelve O'Clock High

TitleTwelve O'Clock High
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1949
AuthorsKing, Henry
Running Time2h 12min
Date Released12/21/1949
Distributor20th Century Fox
CountryUnited States
Publication LanguageEnglish

Twelve O'Clock High shows the danger of air warfare during World War II. In 1942, an American Air Force unit stationed in England is plagued with morale problems until no-nonsense Brigadier General Frank Savage (Gregory Peck) assumes command. His tough leadership is initially resented by not only his pilots but his second-in-command (Hugh Marlowe), a West Point graduate and son of a general. But, with the help of a hotshot flying ace (Robert Patten) and a sympathetic administrator (Dean Jagger), the unit pulls together into a gung-ho fighting crew. In 1998, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant."

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