May 28th, 2012: Twelve O’Clock High (1949)

Cast and Crew:  Daryl F. Zanuck (Producer); Hugh Marlowe, Dean Jagger

What It’s About:  During the Second World War, General Frank Savage (Gregory Peck) takes over a unit of B-17s that is failing apart under Colonel Ernie Davenport’s (Gary Merrill) leadership.  Will the men accept him? Will his methods work?  What toll will the campaign take on the men (and Savage himself)?

Why Watch it Today?: Last year we featured Pork Chop Hill on Memorial Day; apparently when looking for serious war films Gregory Peck is my go-to guy.   Take a break from your day off and think

Where to Get It: Netflix (Rental); your local library

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