12 O'Clock High (1964–1967)

The Duel at Mont Sainte Marie 

Germans are using a hillside as an observation post near a monastery of nuns and children, hopeful the Americans won't bomb their position.


Joseph Lejtes (as Josef Leytes)


R. Wright Campbell, Beirne Lay Jr. (characters based on the novel) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Burke ... Col. Joe Gallagher
Frank Overton ... Maj. Harvey Stovall
Chris Robinson ... Sgt. Sandy Komansky
Lilia Skala ... Sister Marthe
Joseph Campanella ... Father Roman
Richard Anderson ... Brig. Gen. Phil Doud
Edward Mulhare ... Col. Gert Schotten
John Milford ... Staff Sgt. Jamieson
William Bramley William Bramley ... Colonel Farnum
Émile Genest ... Francois (as Emile Genest)
Adrienne Hayes ... Sister Anne
Paul Mantee ... Captain Rice
Éva Szörényi Éva Szörényi ... Sister Chlotilde (as Eva Soreny)
Horst Ebersberg ... Captain Hiller
Pieter Bergema Pieter Bergema ... German Soldier


The 918th is tasked with bombing a strategic target the Germans may be using as a spotter post for artillery that is blocking the Allied advance across France. Gallagher is highly disturbed, however, when he finds out the target is a monastery housing a convent occupied by nuns and refugees. He wrangles permission to personally attempt to sneak into the monastery and convince the civilians to leave before the attack, and has only 24 hours. However he runs into a resistant Reverend Mother (or Mother Superior, the leader of the convent) who refuses to abandon the historic building. Being German herself, the wily German commander cajoles her to stay, convinced the Americans will never bomb the area while she and her charges remain. Meanwhile, the 918th is on its way, ready to bomb the target. Written by alexk-6

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Drama | War





Release Date:

23 December 1966 (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?


The title for this episode is announced by Dick Wesson as "The Duel at Mont Sainte Marie". The title is listed during the opening credits as "Duel at Mont Sainte Marie". See more »

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