12 O'Clock High (1964–1967)

The Men and the Boys 

Gen. Savage decides to court martial a captain who broke formation to provide air cover for a crew bailing out of a plane, creating much anger.


William A. Graham


Harold Jack Bloom, Beirne Lay Jr. (characters based on the novel) | 1 more credit »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Robert Lansing ... Brig. Gen. Frank Savage
Frank Overton ... Maj. Harvey Stovall
John Larkin John Larkin ... Maj. Gen. Wiley Crowe
Glenn Corbett ... Lt. Tom Lockridge
Lou Antonio ... Capt. Wade Ritchie
Sally Kellerman ... Lt. Libby MacAndrews
Hazel Court ... Liz Woodruff
Alan Reed Jr. Alan Reed Jr. ... Jonesy
James Noah ... Pete
James Secrest James Secrest ... Mike
Lyle Sudrow Lyle Sudrow ... Prosecuting Attorney
Lew Brown Lew Brown ... Defense Attorney


General Savage decides to court martial a pilot, Captain Ritchie, who disobeyed a direct order and left the bomber formation to protect a friend, Lt. Lockridge, and his crew who have bailed out of their crippled B-17. Because everyone else considers Ritchie a hero, Savage's severe action instigates a fall in morale and hostile feelings among his men. Savage must convince his troops that while Ritchie's deed may have saved the lives of the 7 men, it also jeopardized the security of the remaining 200 men in the Group. This is especially difficult for Lockridge, who must weigh his gratitude to his friend against the inescapable reality of Savage's argument. Written by alexk-6

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Drama | War





Release Date:

2 October 1964 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Leaving a formation was strictly forbidden. Bombers relied on mutual protection from their machine guns they gave each other. See more »

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