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General Pritchard (Character)
from Twelve O'Clock High (1949)

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Twelve O'Clock High (1949)
Maj. Gen. Ben Pritchard: I guess I don't have to tell you what's coming, Frank. I'm promising you nothing except a job no man should have to do who's already had more than his share of combat. I've gotta ask you to take nice kids and fly them until they can't take any more, and then put 'em back in and fly 'em some more. We've got to try to find out just what a maximum effort is. How much a man can take and get it all.
[sighs]
Maj. Gen. Ben Pritchard: I don't even know if any man can do it. That's what cracked Keith.
[pause]
Maj. Gen. Ben Pritchard: What time do you think you can get down there tomorrow?
Brig. Gen. Frank Savage: Early, I guess.
Maj. Gen. Ben Pritchard: No squawks?
Brig. Gen. Frank Savage: Pretty hard to have one the way you put it.

Maj. Gen. Ben Pritchard: I believe that to a certain degree, a man makes his own luck.