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The Big Lift (1950)





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West Berlin locations highlight this drama about a pair of American soldiers who are part of the airlift against the Soviet blockade of the city: one still hates the Germans because of the war; the other is an idealist who loves a German woman.
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Cornell Borchers
as Frederica
Bruni Lobel
as Gerda
O.E. Hasse
as Stieber
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Servicemen learn lessons about the realities of post war while participating in an airlift to assist defeated Germany. Suprisingly well developed commentary and semi-documentary lacks much in the acting department but makes up for it in its message.

Tim Henry
Tim Henry

Ordinary postwar story with Douglas and Clift good as always. The real standout is Bruni Loebel who turns in a charming performance as Gerda.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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The romantic plot is weak, but this semi-documentary is an important piece of filmography since history is preserved. In simple terms, it shows Americans processing WWII experiences and emotions toward the German peoples. What is remarkable about this film is that all shots were on location within all sectors of war-ravaged Berlin and the military personnel are genuine.

Stefanie C
Stefanie C

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