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Twelve O’Clock High (1949)

Gregory Peck stars as tough-as-nails Gen. Frank Savage in this double Academy Award winner (Dean Jagger, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Sound Mixing).

Sat, Nov 2 @ 7:30; Sun, Nov 3 @ 2:00

Tickets are $6 for all ages

Tickets are available at City Drug, Crown Drug, Harbor Drug, online and at the door 30 minutes prior to the show.

Not Rated.

This gritty World War II action drama is regarded as one of the most realistic portrayals of the heroics and perils of war.

Convinced an Air Force commander (Gary Merrill) is at the breaking point, Brigadier General Frank Savage (Gregory Peck) takes over the commander’s struggling bomber group. Kind and understanding but no pushover, Savage adopts a crushing discipline to revitalize the demoralized troop.

At first resentful and rebellious, the flyers gradually change as Savage guides them to amazing feats. But the stress of command soon takes its toll and the weary general reaches his own breaking point.

Gregory Peck described Twelve O’Clock High as a film of “daring and exceptional honesty” and the role of General Savage as “the most satisfying I’ve ever played.”

Twelve O’Clock High is also one of the first Hollywood films to deal with the psychological effects of war on combatants.

Starring Gregory Peck, Hugh Marlowe, and Gary Merrill. Peck won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor, 1950.

Locally sponsored by Rick Anderson, Coleman Mortuary, Pasha Automotive Services, Mary Thornton, Wunderland Childcare Centers, Alpha Media Grays Harbor, and Jodesha Broadcasting.

Did You Know?

Actor Robert Arthur (Arthaud), who plays Sgt. McIllhenny in this film, was born in Aberdeen in 1925 and graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1943. 

Arthur appeared in dozens of films in the 1940s and 1950s. He was best known for his roles in Ace in the Hole (1951), Twelve O’Clock High (1949) and Mother Wore Tights (1947).

He died on October 1, 2008 in Aberdeen.

Shout out to Tom Quigg for sharing this information!