The Huntsville Museum of Art continues its series of World War II films this month with a special presentation of "Twelve O'Clock High" (1949) in the Chan Gallery at 6 pm on Thursday, August 22, 2013. Admission to the museum is required for the event, but museum members can attend at no additional charge. The film series is part of the museum's ongoing events to celebrate the current Memories of World War II photography exhibit.
Directed by Henry King, "Twelve O'Clock High" is an Oscar-winning story of World War II bomber pilots fighting in Europe. Gregory Peck stars as General Frank Savage, with Hugh Marlowe and Gary Merrill also appearing in starring roles. The film earned four Oscar nominations, including nods for Best Picture and Peck as Best Actor, but it took home awards for Dean Jagger as Best Supporting Actor and for Best Sound.
The World War II film series continues at the museum through August and September, with "Mister Roberts" (1955) next on the schedule on August 29. Visit the official website of the Huntsville Museum of Art for more information about the film series, the exhibit, and other special events. The museum is located at 300 Church Street in downtown Huntsville.
Jennifer Garlen writes as the Huntsville and National Classic Movies Examiner. Her book, "Beyond Casablanca: 100 Classic Movies Worth Watching," is available in paperback and Kindle editions on Amazon.