Secrets of the Hollywood Archives: TWELVE O’CLOCK HIGH

Secrets of the Hollywood Archives: TWELVE O’CLOCK HIGH

One of the finest and most realistic war movies produced in 1940s Hollywood, TWELVE O’CLOCK HIGH portrays the harrowing experiences of a group of American flyers stationed in Britain during World War II. But how did the filmmakers achieve the exciting aerial shots of star Gregory Peck flying a B-17 bomber? In this edition of Secrets of the Hollywood Archives, visual effects artist Craig Barron and sound designer Ben Burtt turn to the studio vaults to uncover the behind-the-scenes footage that shows how movie magic was made.

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Secrets of the Hollywood Archives: TWELVE O’CLOCK HIGH
  • Secrets of the Hollywood Archives: TWELVE O’CLOCK HIGH

    One of the finest and most realistic war movies produced in 1940s Hollywood, TWELVE O’CLOCK HIGH portrays the harrowing experiences of a group of American flyers stationed in Britain during World War II. But how did the filmmakers achieve the exciting aerial shots of star Gregory Peck flying a B-...

  • Twelve O’Clock High

    Directed by Henry King • 1949 • United States
    Starring Gregory Peck, Hugh Marlowe, Gary Merrill

    After an American bomber group stationed in Britain suffers devastating losses during World War II, Brigadier General Frank Savage (Gregory Peck) is enlisted to take command of the demoralized unit. A...