12 O'Clock High (1964–1967)
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Gallagher's older battle fatigued Lt. col. brother in charge of a base in Africa refuses to refuel his planes, and has plans to abandon the area.


Jerry Hopper


Jack Turley, Beirne Lay Jr. (characters based on the novel) | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Burke ... Col. Joe Gallagher
Chris Robinson ... Sgt. Sandy Komansky
Jack Lord ... Lt. Col. Preston Gallagher
Julie Adams ... Lt. Betty Russo
Robert Colbert ... Lt. Col. Frank Bailey
Bernard Fox ... Major Dutton
Douglas Henderson Douglas Henderson ... Major Lecroy
Harry Millard Harry Millard ... Captain Strader
Robert Sorrells Robert Sorrells ... Staff Sgt. Webhorn
Robert Biheller ... Sergeant Bessy
William Swan ... Lieutenant
Ted Markland ... Sergeant
Trevor Cuming Trevor Cuming ... Scout Officer
Hans Heyde Hans Heyde ... German Officer
Robert Dornan Robert Dornan ... Captain Johnson


As part of a brand new strategy called "shuttle bombing", the 918th lands in North Africa at the end of the first leg of the flight seriously short on fuel. Unfortunately, they are forced to use an airfield that has only just been liberated from the Germans by a motley group of Allied units commanded, by chance, by Col. Gallagher's older brother, Preston. Now the Nazis are determined to take the field back in a massive counterattack. Not only are Preston's forces badly outnumbered and out-gunned, but he is suffering from battle fatigue and on the verge of a breakdown. To make matters worse, he has commandeered his brother's fuel for his own plan to retreat, leaving Joe's planes and his mission in grave danger. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | War





Release Date:

11 October 1965 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When the German aircraft strafe the airfield as the fuel-carrying cargo plane arrives, TSgt Komansky, whose duties include being a machine-gunner on Col Gallagher's crew, is standing right next to Gallagher. Gallagher should have let Komansky man the machine gun (which is identical to those in his turret on the plane) instead of taking it himself. See more »

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