Size: 26 x 41 inches
Notes: Poster, Offset, Linen Backed
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About The Poster: From Wikipedia: A Gathering of Eagles is a 1963 movie about the cold war and the pressures of command. The plot is patterned after the film Twelve O'Clock High, which producer-screenwriter Sy Bartlett also wrote, with elements also mirroring Above and Beyond, a film written by his collaborator, Beirne lay Jr.
Rock Hudson plays a United States Air Force Colonel Jim Caldwell, as a Strategic Air Command (SAC)B-52 Wing commander. He must shape up his men to pass a grueling operational readiness inspection (ORI) that the previous commander had failed and for which he had been relieved of his command. Caldwell is also recently married to an English wife, and as a tough commanding officer doing whatever he has to do to shape up his command, his wife sees a side to him that she hadn't seen before.
General Curtis Lemay USAF (former head of the SAC and serving at the time as Air Force Chief of Staff) used his considerable influence to allow Producer Sy Bartlett and Director Delbert Mann unprecedented access to various SAC facilities, in the belief that this film would play a vital role in reminding Americans that the Air Force did indeed have its weapons of mass destruction under tight control in sharp contrast to the impressions that the movies Dr. Strangelove and Fail-safe (both based on novels written prior to 1963 whose premise was that accidental nuclear war caused by SAC was not only possible but likely) would give. Mann, who had won an Academy Award for his first film (Marty) was eager to demonstrate that he could direct serious material, and not merely light-hearted comedies which had not been as nearly well-received. The film was made at Beatle Air Force Base, California, using the facilities, aircraft, Titan I missile sites, and personnel of the 456th Strategig air Force Wing.
The poster is mounted on linen - it is in very good condition.