Coupon
Twelve O'Clock High
- Gregory Peck

Overview - Dashing Gregory Peck stars as General Frank Savage, commander of the 8th Air Force during World War II. Loosely based on the true story of Major General Frank A. Armstrong, TWELVE O'CLOCK HIGH begins with Savage appearing to be a fearless fighter with almost no compassion for his men.  Read more...

 
DVD
  • $14.98
  • 20% off for Members: Get the Club Price
    $ 11.98

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock Online.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
 
 

More About Twelve O'Clock High - Gregory Peck
 
 
 
Overview

Dashing Gregory Peck stars as General Frank Savage, commander of the 8th Air Force during World War II. Loosely based on the true story of Major General Frank A. Armstrong, TWELVE O'CLOCK HIGH begins with Savage appearing to be a fearless fighter with almost no compassion for his men. Told in flashback from the perspective of Major Harvey Stovall (Dean Jagger), the story unfolds as Savage takes over Stovall's Bomb Group in 1942. The company has suffered numerous losses, morale is at an all-time low, and the tired pilots and their crews are immediately antagonized by Savage's obsession with discipline, leaving Savage and Stovall with the onerous task of rebuilding the pride of a fighting force that despises its leader. Jagger received an Oscar for his efforts, but the real star is Peck, exhibiting a vast repertoire to portray a complicated character. Using actual combat footage from both American and German cameras, director Henry King creates an environment in which bravery and heroism count but war itself is anything but romantic.

Awards:
1949 - Academy Awards - Best Sound Recording Winner
1949 - Academy Awards - Best Supporting Actor Winner

Cast List

Alfred Newman - Composer/Conductor/D.1970
Henry King - American Director, TWELVE O'CLOCK HIGH (1949)
Lyle Wheeler - Art Director
Lyle R. Wheeler - Art Director
Lyle Reynolds Wheeler - Art Director
Paul Stewart - Character Actor/TV Director
Millard Mitchell - American Character Actor
Hugh Marlowe - American actor
John Marlowe - American actor
Robert Arthur - Producer
Bob Arthur - Producer
Maurice Ransford - Production Designer
Beirne Lay Jr. - Screenwriter; TWELVE O'CLOCK HIGH (1949)
Sy Bartlett
Leon Shamroy - American Director of Photography
Barbara McLean - Editor, prestige pics for 20th Century Fox, late '30s-'50s
Darryl F. Zanuck - Studio Head, Producer, Source Writer, Director
Darryl Francis Zanuck - Studio Head, Producer, Source Writer, Director
Gary Merrill - American actor, ALL ABOUT EVE
Dean Jagger - American TV/Film Actor
Gregory Peck - Oscar winning American actor, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962)
Eldred Gregory Peck - Oscar winning American actor, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962)

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 132
  • Color Format: B&W
  • UPC: 024543440550
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: March 2013

Related Categories:
Movies > Action/Adventure

Related Keywords:
Action
Classic
High Flying
World War II
Recommended
Theatrical Release
Air Force

 
Movie Reviews

More Details

Synopsis:
This compelling World War II epic of the 8th Air Force, adapted from the novel by Sy Bartlett and Beirne Lay Jr., is given a new dimension by Gregory Peck, who plays a combat leader who guides his men to the absolute edge. Academy Award Nominations: 4, including Best Picture, Best Actor--Gregory Peck. Academy Awards: 2, including Best Supporting Actor--Dean Jagger.

Notes:
TWELVE O'CLOCK HIGH was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1998.

Reviews:
"...Peck commands this hardheaded depiction..." -- Rating: B+ - 06/03/1994 Entertainment Weekly, p.64


"...A great movie about the pressures of leadership..." - 06/01/2001 USA Today, p.11E


"Peck disintegrates movingly for his favorite director, Henry King....A tense, terrific film." - 09/01/2005 Uncut, p.148

 
Customer Reviews