12 O'Clock High (1964–1967)

The Hunters and the Killers 

A bitter commodore given a sea command, orders that the 918th fly without bombs and only spot German u-boats so that his ships can destroy them.


Robert Douglas


E.B. Anderson, Beirne Lay Jr. (characters based on the novel) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview:
Paul Burke ... Col. Joe Gallagher
Chris Robinson ... Sgt. Sandy Komansky
Frank Overton ... Maj. Harvey Stovall
Ralph Bellamy ... Commodore Leon Crompton
Andrew Duggan ... Maj. Gen. Ed Britt
Michael Witney Michael Witney ... Seaman Obie Sorenson
Ahna Capri ... Cpl. Terry Cahill (as Anna Capri)
Barney Phillips ... Maj. Donald 'Doc' Kaiser
Byron Keith ... Captain Collins
Ken Drake Ken Drake ... Communications Officer
Robert Dornan Robert Dornan ... Capt. Bob Fowler
James Secrest James Secrest ... Lieutenant Gusky
Gilchrist Stuart Gilchrist Stuart ... Barkeep (as Gil Stuart)


Army vs. Navy - 1944. The 918th is picked to assist the Navy in an operation to find and destroy a German U-boat wolfpack operating in the Atlantic. Gallagher is concerned to learn that he will be working with and taking orders from Commodore Crompton, an old nemesis of his father. Crompton is even more upset by the arrangement, but grudgingly accepts the pact in order to recharge his failing career. Gallagher becomes incensed when he learns that his planes are not to carry bombs in order to maximize flying time. They are simply to spot the enemy and guide the Navy to the kill. However, the strategy doesn't work quite as planned, and the animosity between Crompton and Gallagher comes to an explosive head. Written by alexk-6

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Drama | War





Release Date:

13 January 1967 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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