The Big Lift (26-Apr-1950)|
Director: George Seaton
Writer: George Seaton
Music: Alfred Newman
Producer: William Perlberg
Keywords: Drama, Cold War
||From Here to Eternity
||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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