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A Gathering of Eagles

  • Film
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Time Out says

This loose remake, transposed to a peacetime setting, of producer Sy Bartlett's script for the much superior Twelve O'Clock High sees Rock Hudson struggling vainly to imitate the former version's Gregory Peck, as a colonel determined to improve the alertness and efficiency of a Strategic Air Command base. The conflict that arises from his ruthlessness - and the rumours surrounding his relationship with another officer's wife - are a pale shadow of the desperate strain evoked by Peck's wartime predicament. The flying footage, however, with its impressive if disturbingly hawkish shots of B-52 bombers, gives the film a sense of life; hardly surprising, since Bartlett and his director were both former fliers themselves.
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Release Details

  • Duration:115 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Delbert Mann
  • Screenwriter:Robert Pirosh
  • Cast:
    • Rock Hudson
    • Mary Peach
    • Rod Taylor
    • Barry Sullivan
    • Kevin McCarthy
    • Henry Silva
    • Leora Dana
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