Once an Eagle (1976): S01E01


A story of the professional and private lives of two Army officers, Court Massengale an incompetent schemer who does not care about his men, and Sam Damon, a heroic and caring leader from World War I to the end of World War II.


Sam Damon, from small-town Nebraska, finds life in the US Army, just prior to World War I, so appealing that he breaks off his relationship with Celia, his childhood sweetheart. When war does break out, Sam is sent to fight in France where his courage and initiative raise him in rank from private to sergeant to lieutenant to captain. Along the way he crosses paths with an assertive nurse – “Tommy” Caldwell, daughter of Col. Caldwell – and an ambitious officer, Courtenay Massengale, whose promotions have come from manipulating his contacts with his superiors.

Once an Eagle Series

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Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 02 December 1976 (US).
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Running Time: 9 hours (total running time).
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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