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THE BIG LIFT, 1950, Montgomery Clift, Paul Douglas military - rare DVD


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Item Condition: New
Current Time:20 Oct 17 02:11:36
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Item Specifics - Music Title : The Big Lift, 1950
Artist : Montgomery Clift, Paul Douglas, Cornell Borchers, George Seaton
5.05 19103752 An opportunity to buy a brand-new PAL DVD of a great film drama about the early period of the Cold War set, and shot on location in Berlin: The Big Lift, 1950, starring Montgomery Clift and Paul Dougl
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An opportunity to buy a brand-new PAL DVD of a great film drama about the early period of the Cold War set, and shot on location in Berlin:

The Big Lift, 1950, starring Montgomery Clift and Paul Douglas

Running Time: approximately 129.5 minutes

The source material is very good –the picture quality is slightly dark and sound quality is excellent. It is the best currently available.


Your brand-new DVD disc will be created from this source material (without any artwork), and will be supplied in a clear plastic wallet, NOT in a DVD case.


Note that the picture attached is for illustrative purposes only, and is therefore NOT included or offered with this listing.


Region 2:

IMPORTANT NOTE for American, Canadian and other non-Region 2 buyers:

You will need a multi-region DVD player to play this disc.

Directed by George Seaton

Produced by William Perlberg

Written by George Seaton

Cast: Montgomery Clift, Paul Douglas, Cornell Borchers, Bruni Löbel and O.E. Hasse.  All military roles except those of Clift and Douglas were portrayed by actual military personnel stationed in Berlin as themselves.

Plot: Off-duty American airmen of the 19th Troop Carrier Squadron in Hawaii are ordered to report to their squadron in July 1948. What is briefed as a temporary 'training assignment' in the United States becomes a flight halfway around the world to Germany for the C-54 Skymasters of the 19th, where the Soviets have blockaded Berlin in an attempt to force out the Allies by starving the city. Tech Sgt. Danny MacCullough (Montgomery Clift), flight engineer of a C-54 nicknamed The White Hibiscus, is immediately ordered to fly with his crew from Frankfurt into Tempelhof Airport to deliver a load of coal. His friend Master Sgt. Hank Kowalski (Paul Douglas), a Ground-Control Approach operator, hitches a ride with them to his new station. Hank, a POW during World War II, resents the German people and goes out of his way to be rude and overbearing to them. Danny on the other hand is frustrated by not being able to leave the airport because of the necessity of quickly offloading and returning to Frankfort.  Months later the crew of call sign 'Big Easy 37' renames their airplane Der Schwarze Hibiscus because of the grimy soot that has accumulated in it from hauling coal. They become temporary celebrities on a mission when they are the 100,000th flight of 'Operation Vittles' into Berlin. Danny is immediately enamoured of Frederica Burkhardt (Cornell Borchers), an attractive German war widow chosen to thank him on behalf of the women of Berlin ………...

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What will I receive? Your film will come on a DVD-R disc in a plastic DVD sleeve with no artwork. The title of the film will be written on the sleeve for your convenience.

Region 2 - PAL

Note: This DVD does not contain any menus.

This film is now in the public domain

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