WWII Collection Vol. 2
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WWII Collection Vol. 2

Director: George Seaton, Howard Hawks, Mervyn LeRoy, Phil Karlson

Cast: George Seaton, Howard Hawks, Mervyn LeRoy, Phil Karlson

     
 
Command Decision (1948) is a stagebound but consummately acted adaptation of William Wister Haines' Broadway play. Clark Gable, starring in the role essayed on Broadway by Paul Kelly, plays Air Force Brigadier General "Casey" Dennis. With time at a premium, Dennis

Overview

Command Decision (1948) is a stagebound but consummately acted adaptation of William Wister Haines' Broadway play. Clark Gable, starring in the role essayed on Broadway by Paul Kelly, plays Air Force Brigadier General "Casey" Dennis. With time at a premium, Dennis sends waves of bomber squadrons into Germany to knock out the enemy's jet plane factories. Though Dennis seems utterly unconcerned about the fate of his pilots (even his superior officer Walter Pidgeon is appalled by the heavy losses), the audience knows that his duty is exacting a severe emotional toll on him. Thanks to pressure from a misguided U.S. senator, "butcher" Dennis is replaced by the supposedly more humane Brian Donlevy. But Donlevy realizes that Gable's decisions were the correct ones, and he vows to continue his predecessor's "suicide missions."

Product Details

Release Date:
06/05/2007
UPC:
0085391142140
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
12:25:00

Special Features

World War II-era shorts; Classic cartoons; Vintage making-of The Hill featurette; Trailer galleries

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Clark Gable Brig. Gen. K.C. "Casey" Dennis
James Garner Maj. Jefferson Pike
Jeffrey Hunter Guy Gabaldon
John Ridgely Capt. Michael A. Quincannon
Sean Connery Joe Roberts
Van Johnson Capt. Ted W. Lawson,Tech. Sgt. Immanuel T. Evans
David Janssen Bill
Eva Marie Saint Anna Hedler
Gig Young Lt. Xavier Bill Williams
Harry Andrews Sgt. Major Wilson
Robert Walker David Thatcher
Walter Pidgeon Maj. Gen. Roland G. Kane
Arthur Kennedy Lt. Tommy McMartin
Ian Bannen Sgt. Charlie Harris
Phyllis Thaxter Ellen Jones Lawson
Rod Taylor Maj. Walter Gerber
Vic Damone Pete
Alfred Lynch George Stevens
Brian Donlevy Brig. Gen. Clifton L. Garnet
Harry Carey Sgt. R. L. White
Patricia Owens Sheila
Tim Murdock Dean Davenport
Werner Peters Otto Schack
Charles Bickford Elmer Brockhurst
Charles Drake Lt. M. W. Hauser
John Banner Ernst
Ossie Davis Jacko King
Richard Eyer Guy as a Boy
Scott McKay Davey Jones
John Garfield Sgt. John B. Winocki
Robert Mitchum Bob Gray
Russell Thorson Gen. Allison
Sessue Hayakawa Gen. Matsui
George Tobias Cpl. B. B. Weinberg
Ward Wood Cpl. Gus Peterson
Ray Montgomery Private H. W. Chester

Technical Credits
George Seaton Director
Howard Hawks Director
Mervyn LeRoy Director
Phil Karlson Director
Sam Wood Director
Sidney Lumet Director

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