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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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James Carwood: What's the answer, Brockie, all guts and no brain?
Elmer Brockhurst: No. That's putting it too simply. Dennis is one of those boys whose brain is fascinated by guts. He loves this lousy war.


Congressman Arthur Malcolm: But it seems to me our boys are paying a pretty bloody price for General Dennis' record!
Congressman Stone: Arthur!
Brig. Gen. K.C. 'Casey' Dennis: Arthur, they're paying a price for the country's record.


[Standing next to a B-17 starting up]
Col. Edward Rayton Martin: Well... see you later.
[Col. Martin runs to get aboard the bomber]
Col. Edward Rayton Martin: Keep your temper with the big wheels!
Brig. Gen. K.C. 'Casey' Dennis: What?
Col. Edward Rayton Martin: I said; keep your temper with the big wheels! I don't want to get back and find you with a Legion of Merit and a ticket home!


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In August 1949 "The Los Angeles Times" reported that a Reynolds News Service British film critic had written that this film was an "insult to British audiences", maintaining that it gave the impression that the US won the Second World War by its precision bombing operations.
Twelve O'Clock High was delayed in its release because this film beat it to the punch. The similarity in content between the two films forced 20th Century-Fox to hold back on "Twelve O'Clock High" for a few months.
The movie received terrible reviews and flopped at the box office. This was largely blamed on it being too talky and seeming more like a filmed play.
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