Twelve O'Clock High is a great war picture that confronts the realities of warfare from the perspective of an American Bomber unit in WWII. Directed by Henry King, the film is a slow burn that depicts war from those making the strategic decisions, the hard, but not hardest, decisions to make in war. The film admirably focuses less on action and more on exploring war-time tactics, policy, procedure, and ethics.[cont.]
I guess watching Colonel Blimp right before this affected my viewing but comparing these two, both "war films" with barely any action & an emphasis on dialogue & character, I'd have to choose Blimp. With a slow pace & characters I couldn't care about (other than Peck) this realistic look at WWII & its effect on soldiers is a fine concept but the execution leave the film dull.