Gathering of Eagles 1963 Rock Hudson Rod Taylor War Drama
Stars: Rock Hudson, Rod Taylor, Mary Peach
In A Gathering of Eagles, Rock Hudson plays an Air Force Colonel re-assigned as a cold war B-52 commander. He must shape up his men to pass a grueling inspection that the previous commander failed and was been fired for. He is also a newlywed. As a tough commanding officer doing whatever he has to do to get his men in line, his wife sees a side to him that she hadn’t seen before.
The film is known to be accurate in depicting the lives of SAC men. Director Delbert Mann is not unfamiliar with Air Force life, having been a bomber pilot who flew combat missions.
This is a rare instance when Rock Hudson played an earnest role. He delivers a convincing Col. Jim Caldwell in the Air Force to shape up the SAC (Strategic Air Command) squadron. You get the feel of what it must have been like on alert during the height of the Cold War. The acting was above par, and the flying scenes are excellent. Any aviation or USAF buff should not miss this film.
Tagline: ROCK HUDSON – HOLLYWOOD’S NO. 1 HE-MAN STAR! (original print ad – all caps)
- Director: Delbert Mann
- Country: USA
- Language: English
- Production Co.: Universal International Pictures
- Run time: 115 minutes
- Sound: Mono
- Color (Eastman Color by Pathe)
Sample Video from A Gathering of Eagles
This movie arrives on a professional grade DVD-R disc placed in a slim jewel case. The cover art is exactly as shown in the image.
You may also enjoy This Earth Is Mine, also starring Rock Hudson. This movie shows us months, and years, of lies, blackmail and conflict. Another one you may like is Captain Lightfoot, where Hudson plays an Irish Robin Hood. Another great Hudson movie to consider is Written on the Wind. Elements that are separately considered laughable strangely combine into a hypnotically watchable masterpiece!
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