12 O'Clock High (1964–1967)

Show Me a Hero, I'll Show You a Bum 

Sgt. Komansky saves a wounded Col. Gallagher and his crew by landing his plane, but a British reporter wants to exploit that to further her own career.


Richard Donner


Robert Hamner, 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
Frank Overton ... Maj. Harvey Stovall
Lois Nettleton ... Susan Nesbit
Lloyd Bochner ... Kirby Wyatt
Burt Reynolds ... Tech. Sgt. Vern Chapman
Barney Phillips Barney Phillips ... Maj. Donald 'Doc' Kaiser
Anne Whitfield Anne Whitfield ... Pamela Hurley
Michael McDonald Michael McDonald ... Staff Sgt. Weber
Steve Bell Steve Bell ... Sergeant Roberts (as Steven Bell)
Lee Farr Lee Farr ... Major Benson
Ira Barmak Ira Barmak ... G.I. Reporter
Mike Doherty Mike Doherty ... M.P.
Shawn Michaels Shawn Michaels ... Civilian Reporter
Charles McDaniel Charles McDaniel ... Control Officer


Sgt. Komansky lands Col. Gallagher's plane full of wounded crew members after Gallagher is incapacitated with a concussion. Komansky is now up for a Silver Star and a possible promotion. The ambitious Susan Nesbit wants to turn Komansky into a hero to boost her journalistic career. Komansky, an orphan, is having trouble coping with the sudden attention. Things don't get any easier as Komansky and Nesbit began to fall for each other. Written by Bill Koenig

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Drama | War





Release Date:

25 October 1965 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A definitely 60s TV sits in the BBC office while the series is set in WWII. See more »

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