© 2019 The Film Detective
 

18 Railroad Ave. Rockport, MA 01966 . 978 546 3685

  • TFD Facebook page
  • Instagram Social Icon
  • Wix Twitter page
  • YouTube Classic
  • Vimeo Social Icon

The Big Lift

Release Date: April 26, 1950

Run Time: 120 mins

Genre: Drama

Color: Black and White

Country: USA

Director: George Seaton

Stars: Montgomery Clift, Paul Douglas

 

Synopsis: The Big Lift is a true account of the Berlin Airlift, which provided food and supplies to the Western sector of Berlin during the Soviet's blockade of Berlin. Sgt. Danny MacCullough (Montgomery Clift) and his friend Sgt. Hank Kowalski (Paul Douglas) are among the Americans called upon to risk their lives to transport supplies to the desperate citizens. The grim war is soon left behind as budding romances emerge between two women and the soldiers. Director George Seaton filmed on location with actual military personnel in minor acting roles, making The Big Lift one of the most remarkable war films of all time.

 

Format: Pro-Res, 23.98 fps, SD