Twelve O'Clock High (1949) was a Action - Drama Film directed by Henry King and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.
The film was based on the novel of the same name written by Sy Bartlett and Beirne Lay, Jr published in 1948.
Twelve O'Clock High was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1998.
Academy Awards 1949 --- Ceremony Number 22 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actor||Gregory Peck||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||Dean Jagger||Won|
|Best Picture||20th Century-Fox||Nominated|
A romantic subplot, which features in the book, was dropped at the studio's insistence. They wanted the script to concentrate fully on the psychological effects of war and the theme of leadership.
This film is frequently cited by surviving bomber crewmembers as the only accurate depiction from Hollywood of their life during the war.
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