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, who has just been re-assigned as a B-52 wing commander. He must shape up his men to pass a grueling readiness inspection that the previous commander had failed, and for which he had been relieved of his command. Caldwell is also recently married, 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.
The film also stars Rod Taylor, Mary Peach, Barry Sullivan, Kevin McCarthy, Henry Silva, Robert Lansing, Leif Erickson, and Richard Anderson.