The Big Lift Poster

Release Date: 1950

DVD Release Date: January 25th, 2000

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary
During the 1948 Berlin Airlift, as British and American forces break a Russian blockade of the divided German city, a pair of American soldiers fall in love with local women against a backdrop of increasing Cold War tensions. Ground control specialist Hank Kowalski (Paul Douglas) finds happiness with the idealistic Gerda (Bruni Löbel), but, when pilot Danny MacCullough (Montgomery Clift) falls for the beautiful, mysterious Frederica (Cornell Borchers), his friends question her motives.

Cast: Montgomery Clift, Paul Douglas, Cornell Borchers, Bruni Löbel, O.E. Hasse, Danny Davenport

Director: George Seaton

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Twentieth Century Fox

Keywords: Girlfriend, Friendship, Deception, Quest, Mystery, 1940s, Love, Soldier, Melodramatic


Nominated Promoting International Understanding