Command Decision

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Talkative but soberly gripping World War II drama about the conflict between Gable, commander of a bomber unit determined to rush through the destruction of German factories producing a new breed of jet fighter, and Pidgeon as his politic superior, well aware that the inevitable heavy losses will reflect badly on his plans for daylight precision bombing. Adapted from a stage play and barely opened out, it isn't as good as Twelve O'Clock High, made the following year, but a strong cast pulls it through.

Release details

Duration: 112 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Sam Wood
Screenwriter: William R Laidlaw, George Froeschel
Cast: Clark Gable
Walter Pidgeon
Van Johnson
Brian Donlevy
Charles Bickford
Edward Arnold
John Hodiak
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