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Twelve O'Clock High

1949 film by Henry King

Twelve O'Clock High is a 1949 war movie that was produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and was directed by Henry King. Twelve O'Clock High was released on December 21, 1949 in Los Angeles and on January 26, 1950 in New York. The movie received positive reviews with a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The movie is about a group of United States Marines. The movie follows aircrews that were in the United States Army's Eighth Air Force and flew daylight bombing missions against Nazi Germany and occupied France during the early days of American involvement in World War II. The movie won 2 Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Dean Jagger), and Best Sound Recording.

Twelve O'Clock High
Directed byHenry King
Produced byDarryl F. Zanuck
Written byNovel & screenplay:
Sy Bartlett
Beirne Lay, Jr.
Screenplay only:
Henry King
StarringGregory Peck
Hugh Marlowe
Gary Merrill
Millard Mitchell
Dean Jagger
Music byAlfred Newman
CinematographyLeon Shamroy
Edited byBarbara McLean
Distributed byTwentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Release date
December 21, 1949 (Los Angeles)
January 26, 1950 (New York)
Running time
132 mins.
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Box office$3,225,000

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