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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)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorGregory PeckNominated
Best Supporting ActorDean JaggerWon
Best Picture20th Century-FoxNominated
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Maj. Gen. Ben Pritchard: I believe that to a certain degree, a man makes his own luck.


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As of July, 2008, Robert Arthur (Sgt. McIllhenny) was the only remaining/living cast member who received billing in the original film credits. He turned 83 in June, 2008.
The film's dedication states: "This motion picture is dedicated to those Americans, both living and dead, whose gallant effort made possible daylight precision bombing. They were the only Americans fighting in Europe in the fall of 1942. They stood alone, against the enemy and against doubts from home and abroad. This is their story."
This movie's opening prologue states: "The air battle scenes in this Motion Picture were photographed in actual combat by members of the United States Air Force and the German Luftwaffe."
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Twelve O'Clock High

Released 1949
Inducted 1998
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