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 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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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!
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?
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"The Hollywood Reporter" on 17 February 1949 announced that this movie's premiere in Washington D.C. was attended by the US Secretary of State Dean Acheson; the Air Force Chief of Staff; various officials and dignitaries as well as Vice President Alben Barkley.
Clark Gable joined the Army Air Forces after his wife Carole Lombard died in a plane crash on a war bonds selling trip assisting the war effort. Gable entered as a lieutenant, but was promoted to major. He was a bomber pilot and was awarded both the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal for five aerial bombing missions over Germany from England. Adolf Hitler personally offered a reward to the pilot or gun crew who shot down Gable's plane.
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