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The Big Lift (26-Apr-1950)

Director: George Seaton

Writer: George Seaton

Music: Alfred Newman

Producer: William Perlberg

Keywords: Drama, Cold War

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Montgomery Clift
17-Oct-1920 23-Jul-1966 From Here to Eternity
Paul Douglas
11-Apr-1907 11-Sep-1959 Angels in the Outfield


Montgomery Clift   ...   Sgt. Danny MacCullough
Paul Douglas   ...   Sgt. Henry Kowalski
Cornell Borchers   ...   Frederica
Bruni Löbel   ...   Gerda
O. E. Hasse   ...   Stieber
Playing themselves were
Capt. Dante V. Morel   ...   Himself
Capt. John R. Mason   ...   Himself
Capt. Gail R. Plush   ...   Himself
Capt. Mack Blevins   ...   Himself
Capt. William A. Stewart   ...   Himself
1st Lt. Alfred L. Freiburger   ...   Himself
1st Lt. Gerald Arons   ...   Himself
1st Lt. James Wilson   ...   Himself
1st Lt. Richard A. Kellogg   ...   Himself
1st Lt. Roy R. Steele   ...   Himself
S/Sgt. James H. Blankenship   ...   Himself
S/Sgt. Harold E. Bamford   ...   Himself
S/Sgt. D. R. Simmons   ...   Himself
S/Sgt. O. B. Schultz   ...   Himself
Sgt. Andrew Shamlee   ...   Himself
Sgt. Elbert Garrett   ...   Himself
Sgt. Billy Pierson   ...   Himself
Cpl. Donald R. Neild   ...   Himself
Sgt. Herman Dornbusch   ...   Himself
Pfc. William L. Davenport   ...   Himself
Pfc. William J. Hardiman   ...   Himself
Pfc. Donald W. Keniston   ...   Himself
Lt. Col. T. F. Lancer   ...   Himself
Lt. Col. Harry Pretty   ...   Himself
Maj. R. L. Hetzel   ...   Himself
Maj. John T. Mitchell   ...   Himself
Capt. W. T. Michau   ...   Himself
Capt. Harry Holt   ...   Himself
Capt. C. C. Hurt   ...   Himself
Capt. Ray Tyler   ...   Himself
1st Lt. William Thompson   ...   Himself
Richard O'Malley   ...   AP Correspondent
Lyford Moore   ...   ABC Correspondent


Review by Felix Santiago (posted on 20-May-2008)

Underrated and almost unknown. Shown on PBS during the 1990s as a Saturday night "special". The story of the Berlin Airlift and actually filmed in Berlin. Begins in Hickam AFB, Hawaii, home of a C54 squadron. Monty looks great and doesn't have that worn down look that he suffered from in later years. The film shows us that the partitioned Berlin was a center of Cold War intrigue and that the Russians were creeps that couldn't be trusted. Three cheers for the Red, White and Blue!

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