The Big Lift

TitleThe Big Lift
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1950
AuthorsSeaton, George
Running Time120 minutes
Date Released04/1950
DistributorTwentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
CountryUnited States
Publication Languageenglish, german

This 1950 drama examines two Air Force pilots and their experiences during the Berlin Airlift, serving as a documentary of post-World War II Berlin and one of the first films of the Cold War. One veteran finds it hard to see Germans in an empathetic light, while the other one's relationship with a local woman allows him to see the harsh conditions of America's former enemy. 


Montgomery Clift

Paul Douglas

Cornell Borchers

Bruni Löbel

O.E. Hasse


Produced by William Perlberg

Directed by George Seaton

Written by George Seaton

Cinematography by Charles G. Clarke

Edited by William H. Reynolds

Music by Alfred Newman


Drama, War

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