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Command Decision (1948) was a War - Drama Film directed by Sam Wood and produced by Sidney Franklin and Gottfried Reinhardt.

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Command Decision (1948)

By Beatrice on Apr 13, 2015 From Flickers in Time

Command Decision Directed by Sam Wood Written by William R. Laidlaw and George Froeschel from a play by William Wister Haines 1948/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing/Netflix rental Elmer Brockhurst: Worth it to whom? This is a surprisingly modern look at what happens when military strategy a... Read full article


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Maj. Gen. Roland Goodlaw Kane: Casey, this may pull down the work of twenty years. All right, let's have it.
Brig. Gen. K.C. 'Casey' Dennis: The day after you left, sir, weather conference gave us a clear break over Central and Northeast Germany 44 days running. There was a chance to do the job, possibly the last one, so I laid on 'Stitch.'
Maj. Gen. Roland Goodlaw Kane: Regardless of the fact that you might be upsetting the larger picture
Brig. Gen. K.C. 'Casey' Dennis: Larger than what, sir? The outcome of the war?


Elmer Brockhurst: [after leaving a briefing] 'Key industrial objectives!' Henh! A fine comfort for a lot of new widows back home!
James Carwood: What do you suppose is there, Brockie? Is there any one target in Germany worth 48 bombers?
Elmer Brockhurst: Worth it to whom?


Brig. Gen. K.C. 'Casey' Dennis: There's no room in this job for a personal slant, Cliff.
Brig. Gen. Clifton I. Garnet: He told me he was going to be married.
Brig. Gen. K.C. 'Casey' Dennis: Yes, I know. You can only hope you don't have to kill him before he does. It's your baby, Cliff. I found out long ago to let the chaplain handle those. He's our laison with the headquarters that decides that.


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The original Broadway production ran for virtually a year - from Oct. 1 1947 through Sept. 18, 1948, a total of 409 performances, and starred Paul Kelly, Jay Fassett, James Whitmore, Paul McGrath, Edmon Ryan, Stephen Elliot, Paul Ford, Arthur Franz, and John Randolph in the roles played respectively by: Clark Gable, Walter Pidgeon, Van Johnson, Brian Donlevy, Charles Bickford, John Hodiak, Edward Arnold, Michael Steele, and Cameron Mitchell.
In April 1948 MGM announced that Tom Drake would be cast in this movie playing the part of Capt. Tom Jenks. Drake in the end did not appear in this film. A May 1948 MGM press release reported that Michael Steele would be cast to play the role of the pilot Capt. Lucius Malcolm Jenks and Steele does appear in this film in this part.
This film utilized original black-and-white archive footage from World War II. However, no actual combat footage is seen except for the opening sequence set around the opening credits. Predominantly, the archival footage used was of air base mission planning and aerial landings and take-offs.
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