12 O'Clock High (1964–1967)

An Act of War 

Savage is shot down on a vital recon mission in France , kills a Frenchman in self defense, and gets captured by Nazi sympathizers who plan to lynch him.


William A. Graham


Donald S. Sanford, 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
Norman Fell ... Lt. Canello
John Kerr ... Maj. Herrick
Michael Davis ... Paul Cadot
Lew Gallo ... Maj. Joe Cobb
Émile Genest ... Belloc (as Emile Genest)
Al Ruscio ... Malot
Jay Novello ... Verenne
Marcel Hillaire ... Janville
Bert Remsen ... Sgt. Nero


Under heavy pressure to find a well concealed target in France, Savage flies a stripped down B-17 (no bombs, guns, or crew) on a desperate photo-reconnaissance mission. After he is shot down, he is discovered by a Frenchman who tries to kill him, but Savage turns the table, purely in self-defense, and dispatches his attacker. Unaware that his action was witnessed by the man's son, he later meets the boy and pleads for help in getting his vital information back to England. Instead, the boy turns him over to a group of French civilians who despise the Americans for bombing their homeland, and now they want to make Savage pay for those perceived atrocities as well as the death of the boy's father. Written by alexk-6

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Drama | War





Release Date:

25 December 1964 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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