Helping the 918th to use weather patterns to bomb, an attractive meteorologist captain becomes rebellious when her weather plane is shot down.



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Episode cast overview:
Capt. Patricia Bates
Robert Yuro ...
Major Fitzsimmons
Captain Blodget
Michael Macready ...
Lieutenant Rogers
Robert Dornan ...
Jack Greening ...
Air Raid Warden
Richard Schuyler ...
Capt. Blodget's Co-Pilot


Weather plays havoc with the 918th in their attempts to disrupt German naval operations based in Hamburg, forcing multiple aborts and reducing accuracy even when they can glimpse the target through overcast skies. Badly needed help arrives in the form of a meteorologist from the States with the expertise to more accurately predict weather conditions at the target. As it turns out, the meteorologist turns out to be a rather attractive woman. The combination of Gallagher's views of the weather as an enemy, his sexist condescension to her despite her abilities, and his overactive libido, threaten to undermine her efforts. Her panicked reaction to air combat doesn't help matters much either. Written by alexk-6

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Drama | War




Release Date:

24 January 1966 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The aircraft that picks up the downed crew in the English Channel is a Grumman Albatross. The Albatross didn't make its first flight until 1947, two years after World War II had ended. See more »

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It is television - but still
28 September 2011 | by (The 13th Colony) – See all my reviews

I'm far from a politically correct person. I like romance between men and women, but this episode of 12 O'Clock high is just improbable. Air group commanders, full colonels no less, do NOT romance junior officers assigned on special duty. That's basically the entire conflict of this episode. Col. Gallagher (Paul Burke) goes through the normal (for television) route of not wanting a weather specialists because he distrusts specialists and science. But within about 30 seconds he warms to Capt. Patricia Bates (Dina Merrill). And spends the rest of the episode putting his arms around her in a B-17, on the streets of London and in his office. Even Star Trek's Capt. Kirk didn't romance officers ON the starship Enterprise - mostly. The plot, for once, is pretty plausible: How to navigate through weather patterns so German defenses won't expect bombers coming. But the off the cuff romance between a colonel and a captain is awful.

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