A Gathering of Eagles is a 1963 American romantic drama movie directed by Delbert Mann and starring Rod Taylor, Rock Hudson, Kevin McCarthy, Henry Silva, Robert Lansing, Leif Erickson, Mary Peach, Richard Anderson, Louise Fletcher. It was distributed by Universal Pictures and was nominated for an Academy Award in 1964.
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Major General "Happy Jack" Kirby conducts a surprise inspection of an Air Force Base in California and finds several inadequacies. Wing commander Colonel Jim Caldwell, tasked to rectify the issues, faces challenges in implementing strict policies and considers dismissing his vice-commander, and old friend, Colonel Hollis Farr, for indiscipline. The decision strains Caldwell's marriage due to rumors of his wife's affair with Farr. However, when an emergency arises and Farr successfully handles a crisis by breaking protocol, Kirby, after demanding an explanation, acknowledges he would've done the same, leading to the wing passing its test and Farr potentially retaining his position.