MY SELECTION NO. 36 FOR "BEST MOVIES OF THE FORTIES AND FIFTIES"
IS "THE BIG LIFT"
STARRING "MONTGOMERY CLIFT" AND "PAUL DOUGLAS"!!
The Big Lift is a 1950 drama film shot in black-and-white on location in the city of Berlin, Germany, that tells the story of "Operation Vittles", the 1948–1949 Berlin Airlift, through the experiences of two U.S. Air Forcesergeants (played by Montgomery Clift and Paul Douglas). The film was directed and written by George Seaton, and was released April 26, 1950, less than one year after the Soviet blockade of Berlin was lifted and airlift operations ceased. Because the film was shot in Berlin in 1949, as well as using newsreel footage of the actual airlift, it provides a contemporary glimpse of the post-war state of the city as its people struggled to recover from the devastation wrought by World War II.
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