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Twelve O'Clock High or 12 O'Clock High is an American military drama series that aired on ABC. The series ran for three seasons from September 18, 1964 to January 13, 1967, and was based on the 1949 motion picture of the same name.
The series follows the missions of the 918th Bomb Group stationed at Archbury, England during World War II. For the first season many of the characters from the movie were retained, including Brigadier General Frank Savage, Major Harvey Stovall, Major Cobb, Doc Kaiser and General Pritchard, albeit played by different actors than in the movie. In addition to these characters several other infrequently reappearing characters were introduced, including Captain (later Major) Joe Gallagher who appeared twice.
At the end of the first season, studio executives decided a younger looking lead actor was needed. In the first episode of the second season, General Savage was killed in action and replaced by Joe Gallagher, now a full Colonel. In reality, the younger looking Burke was two years older than Lansing. According to executive producer Quinn Martin, he had decided to fire Lansing because he had become difficult to work with.
Robert Lansing .... Brigadier General Frank Savage (season 1, Savage was also in episode 1 of season 2 but Lansing was not)
Frank Overton .... Major Harvey Stovall
Paul Burke .... Colonel Joe Gallagher (seasons 2 & 3, recurring season 1)
Chris Robinson .... TSgt. Alexander "Sandy" Komansky (seasons 2 & 3)
John Larkin .... General Wiley Crowe (season 1)
Barney Phillips .... Major "Doc" Kaiser
Andrew Duggan .... General Ed Britt (seasons 2 & 3)
Paul Newlan .... General Pritchard
Lew Gallo .... Major Joe Cobb (season 1)
Robert Dornan .... Lt./Capt. Fowler (seasons 2 & 3)