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Big Lift

Starring: Montgomery Clift Director: George Seaton
Realistic Berlin locations provide a backdrop for this dramatic story of two soldiers who confront their own prejudices in postwar Europe.
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DVD Features:

  • Art Direction Lyle Wheeler
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 2 hours
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1950
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Audio:
    • (unspecified) - English

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Description by OLDIES.com:

In 1948, the Soviet Union blockades the Allied sectors of Berlin in order to bring the city completely under their dominance. Sgt. Hank Kowalski and Sgt. Danny McCullough are part of the American force sent to help the war-torn German civilians. Still struggling with misguided loathing of Germans, their experience and relationships with the men and women of Berlin help them overcome these prejudices. The Big Lift was filmed on location in bombed-out Berlin and is an accurate depiction of this historic event.

Product Description:

Clift is an American flyboy who falls in love with a beautiful Fraulein in Berlin during the post-war airlift. Meanwhile, Sgt. Kowalski finds his hatred of the Germans changed by his experiences helping Berlin to survive.

Plot Synopsis:

An Air Force engineer is assigned to Berlin's Tempelhof Airbase during the airlifts bringing food and supplies to the citizens after World War II.

Plot Keywords:

Adventure | Cold War | Love Story | Romance | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Picture was made in occupied Germany. All scenes were photographed in the exact locale associated with the story, including episodes in the American, French, British and Russian sectors of Berlin.
  • With the exception of Montgomery Clift and Paul Douglas, all military personnel in the film were actual members of the U.S. Armed Forces on duty in Germany.
  • Then Associate Press (AP) correspondent Richard O'Malley and ABC correspondent Lyford Moore play themselves in the film.
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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 8,020
  • UPC: 089218625397
  • Shipping Weight: 0.17/lbs (approx)
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Film Collectors & Archivists: Alpha Video is actively looking for rare and unusual pre-1943 motion pictures, in good condition, from Monogram, PRC, Tiffany, Chesterfield, and other independent studios for release on DVD. We are also interested in TV shows from the early 1950s. Share your passion for films with a large audience. Let us know what you have.