Command Decision

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Command Decision ★★½ 1948

Upon realizing he must send his men on missions-of-no-return to destroy German jet production, Gable's WWII flight com mander becomes tactically at odds with his political superior, Pidgeon (who's not keen to have his precision bombing plans placed in an unflattering light). Based on the stage hit by William Wister Haines, it's a late war pic by Wood, who earlier direct ed such diverse efforts as “A Night at the Opera,” “The Devil and Miss Jones,” and “Our Town.” Vintage warishell actioner. 112m/B VHS, DVD . Clark Gable, Walter Pidgeon, Van Johnson, Brian Donlevy, Charles Bickford, John Hodiak, Ray Collins, Edward Earle, Sam Flint, Warner Anderson, Don Haggerty, Henry Hall, Alvin Hammer, Holmes Herbert; D: Sam Wood; W: George Froeschel, William Wister Haines, William R. Laidlaw; C: Harold Rosson; M: Miklos Rozsa.