12 O'Clock High
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12 O'Clock High

Year:
Duration:
60 min (78 episodes)
Genres:
Drama | War
IMDB rate:
8.3
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1964-09-18
Filming Locations: 20th Century Fox Studios - 10201 Pico Blvd., Century City, Los Angeles, California, USA
Cast
Actor
Character
Glenn Corbett
12 O'Clock High
Frank Overton
Maj. Harvey Stovall
Paul Burke
Col. Joseph Anson Gallagher
Chris Robinson
Sgt. Sandy Komansky
Robert Lansing
General Frank Savage
Barney Phillips
Doc Kaiser
Robert Dornan
Capt. Fowler
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Trivia
George Nader was originally set to play Gen. Frank Savage, played by Gregory Peck in the film version (Twelve O'Clock High (1949)), but Robert Lansing was eventually given the role.
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The meaning of this series' title '12 O'Clock High' is that of an example of a pilot's enemy position call. Allied pilots during World War II would vocally call-out the positions of enemy airplanes by referring to their bearings via the use of a pretend face of a clock. As such, in this case, 12 O'Clock meant the enemy was directly ahead, whereas 6 O'Clock would mean directly behind. "High" or "Low" referred to whether the enemy was above or below the airplane respectively. "Even" meant that the enemy was level with the pilot's plane.
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In the initial episodes of the series, Savage wears a normal A-2 leather flight jacket with rounded collar points and general's stars on the ends of the epaulet straps at the shoulder. This changes in later episodes to another jacket with sharp collar points, stars in the middle of the epaulets, a cigarette pouch on the left arm, and expansion gussets at the rear of each shoulder.
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Goofs
The B17 Picadilly Lilly is an "F" model, yet throughout the series, combat footage of "G" model B17s are cut into the scenes. The main difference between the models is that the G models feature a "chin" turret under the nose of the plane.
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Reconnaissance flights are often shown with a P-51D taking off but a P-51B in flight. Due to their radically altered canopy configurations, these two types are plainly different.
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Throughout the series, actors regularly smoked king-sized filter cigarettes, which didn't exist in WWII.
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Photos from cast
Sally Kellerman Michael Constantine Chuck Courtney Peter Graves Mischa Hausserman Claude Johnson David Macklin Luciana Paluzzi