A Gathering of Eagles


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.


Release details

115 mins

Cast and crew

Delbert Mann
Robert Pirosh
Rock Hudson
Mary Peach
Rod Taylor
Barry Sullivan
Kevin McCarthy
Henry Silva
Leora Dana