A Gathering of Eagles (1963)

Genres - Drama, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Release Date - Jun 21, 1963 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 115 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A Gathering of Eagles stars Rock Hudson as a colonel in the peacetime Strategic Air Command. His devotion to his duty as a wing commander takes a toll on his men, his marriage, and his own well-being. It is to Hudson's credit that he was willing to put his image on the line with this essentially unsympathetic characterization, and a tribute to his underrated ability as an actor that he compels us to care for him. Popular British leading lady Mary Peach makes a rare Hollywood appearance as Hudson's English wife. An unexpected bonus to A Gathering of Eagles is a semicomic musical piece, "The SAC Song," by dilettante satirist Tom Lehrer.

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colonel, commander, love-vs-duty, military, marital-problems