12 O'Clock High (1964–1967)

A Long Time Dead 

A pilot captain suspected of bailing out of plane and leaving his crew to die in a previous mission, may have had a uncontrollable reason for doing so.


Gene Nelson


James Doherty, Beirne Lay Jr. (characters based on the novel) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview:
Paul Burke ... Col. Joe Gallagher
Frank Overton ... Maj. Harvey Stovall
Chris Robinson ... Sgt. Sandy Komansky
Peter Graves ... Capt. Cal Dula
Andrew Duggan ... Maj. Gen. Ed Britt
Anne Helm ... Jeanne Springer
Tom Skerritt ... Tech. Sgt. Nick Neely
Barney Phillips ... Maj. Donald 'Doc' Kaiser
Gil Peterson ... Lieutenant Velsor
Hank Brandt Hank Brandt ... Major Cross


Captain Dula is assigned as a pilot to the 918th, and in only his second mission, his plane is shot down with the loss of his entire crew. This earns him a reputation as a jinx, and Gallagher restricts him to non-pilot duties. On a subsequent mission, Dula takes umbrage at critical remarks from Komansky. When Gallagher and Stovall are wounded, Dula takes over the piloting and gives Komansky an order which he ignores while trying to save Stovall. Dula demands that an entry be made to the log noting Komansky's "mutiny". Later, Komansky comes into possession of a letter from another survivor of Dula's previous mission who is in a POW camp in Germany that implies that the captain abandoned his crew and plane without warning. He shows Dula the letter, after which he tries to play down his log entry. On their next mission, however, Komansky is seriously hurt, and his very survival may be in Dula's hands. Written by alexk-6

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Drama | War





Release Date:

6 January 1967 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In a conversation with Jeanne 'Anne Helm', Sandy appears to call her by her real name, "Annie". See more »

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