• Drama
  • Rated: 10,U,G,PG
  • Director: George Seaton
  • Writer: George Seaton
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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 Force sergeants (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 it struggles to recover from the devastation wrought by World War II.
  • Drama
  • Rated: 10,U,G,PG
  • Director: George Seaton
  • Writer: George Seaton

  • Montgomery Clift
    Paul Douglas
    Cornell Borchers
    Bruni Lbel
    O.E. Hasse
    Danny Davenport
    Bruni Löbel
    Dante V. Morel
    John R. Mason
    Gail R. Plush
    Mack Blevins
    William A. Stewart
    Alfred L. Freiburger
    Gerald Arons
    James Wilson

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  • Drama
  • Rated: 10,U,G,PG
  • Director: George Seaton
  • Writer: George Seaton
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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 Force sergeants (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 it struggles to recover from the devastation wrought by World War II.

Starring
  • Montgomery Clift
    Paul Douglas
    Cornell Borchers
    Bruni Lbel
    O.E. Hasse
    Danny Davenport
    Bruni Löbel
    Dante V. Morel
    John R. Mason
    Gail R. Plush
    Mack Blevins
    William A. Stewart
    Alfred L. Freiburger
    Gerald Arons
    James Wilson