Twelve O'Clock High

TitleTwelve O'Clock High
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1949
AuthorsKing, Henry
Running Time132
Date Released12/1949
DistributorTwentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
CountryUnited States
Publication Languageeng

Twelve O'Clock High shows the danger of air warfare during World War II. In early 1942, the 918th Bomb Group of U.S. Air Force runs daylight raids over Nazi Germany and occupied France, suffering heavy losses. Harvey Stovall takes command, raising morale and instilling discipline to reduce the group's high casualty rate. 


Gregory Peck

Hugh Marlowe

Gary Merrill

Millard Mitchell

Dean Jagger


Produced by Daryl F. Zanuck

Directed by Henry King

Screenplay by Henry King (uncredited), Sy Bartlett, and Beirne Lay, Jr.

Music by Alfred Newman

Cinematography by Leon Shamroy

Edited by Barbara McLean


Action, Drama, War

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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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