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Command Decision (1948)

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112 min | Action, Drama, War

Army generals struggle with the decision to prioritize bombing the German factories producing new jet fighters over the extremely high casualties the mission will cost.
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Miklós Rózsa (as Miklos Rozsa)
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$2,467,000
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Release date
Feb 1949 (United States)

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Clark Gable
Brigadier General K.C. 'Casey' Dennis Brigadier General K.C. 'Casey' Dennis   See fewer
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Walter Pidgeon
Major General Roland Goodlow Kane Major General Roland Goodlow Kane   See fewer
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Van Johnson
Technical Sergeant Immanuel T. Evans Technical Sergeant Immanuel T. Evans   See fewer
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Brian Donlevy
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Charles Bickford
Elmer Brockhurst Elmer Brockhurst   See fewer
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John Hodiak
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Edward Arnold
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Marshall Thompson
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Richard Quine
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Cameron Mitchell
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Clinton Sundberg
Major Homer V. Prescott Major Homer V. Prescott   See fewer
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Ray Collins
Major Desmond Lansing Major Desmond Lansing   See fewer
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Warner Anderson
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John McIntire
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John Ridgely
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Michael Steele
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Edward Earle
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Mack Williams
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James Millican
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7.4 / 10 | 1,784 votes