Starlift (1951)

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Movie Info

Starlift was Warner Bros' attempt to revive the "all-star patriotic musical" format which had worked so well during WW II. The wisp of a plot concerns Mike Nolan (Dick Wesson) and Rick Williams (Ron Hagherty), San Francisco-based airmen who serve as crew members on a shuttle to Korea. To impress a group of movie starlets making a personal appearance, Mike and Rick claim that they're due to be sent into combat. Actress Nell Wayne (Janice Rule) falls in love with Rick, leading to a major publicity blitz and culminating with a special USO presentation for all the Korea-bound servicemen in Frisco, starring virtually everyone on the Warners' contract roster. Among the stars making personal appearances (and sometimes delivering songs, whether they can sing or not!) include Gordon MacRae, James Cagney, Ruth Roman, Doris Day, Gary Cooper, Frank Lovejoy, Phil Harris, Randolph Scott and Jane Wyman. Reportedly, the comedy team of Tommy Noonan and Peter Marshall made its movie debut in Starlift, though they don't appear in the currently available prints. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Classics , Musical & Performing Arts
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
 wide
On DVD:
Runtime:
Studio:
Warner Bros.

Cast

Doris Day
as Herself
Gordon MacRae
as Himself
Gene Nelson
as Himself
Ruth Roman
as Herself
Virginia Mayo
as Herself
James Cagney
as Guest Star
Gary Cooper
as Guest Star
Virginia Gibson
as Guest Star
Phil Harris
as Guest Star
Frank Lovejoy
as Guest Star
Lucille Norman
as Guest Star
Louella Parsons
as Guest Star
Randolph Scott
as Guest Star
Jane Wyman
as Guest Star
Patrice Wymore
as Guest Star
Janice Rule
as Nell Wayne
Dick Wesson
as Sgt. Mike Nolan
Ron Hagerthy
as Cpl. Rick Williams
Richard Webb
as Col. Callan
Hayden Rorke
as Chaplain
Howard St. John
as Steve Rogers
Ann Doran
as Mrs. Callan
Tommy Farrell
as Turner
John Maxwell
as George Norris
Don Beddoe
as Bob Wayne
Mary Adams
as Sue Wayne
Bigelow Sayre
as Dr. Williams
Eleanor Audley
as Mrs. Williams
Joe Turkel
as Litter Case
Pat Henry
as Theater Manager
Dick Wessel
as Sgt. Mike Nolan
Gordon Polk
as Chief Usher
Robert Hammack
as Piano Player
Ray Montgomery
as Capt. Nelson
Bill Neff
as Co-Pilot
Stan Holbrook
as Ground Officer
Jill Richards
as Flight Nurse
Joseph Turkel
as Litter Case
Rush Williams
as Virginia Boy
Lyle Clark
as Nebraska Boy
Jean Dean
as Nurse
William Hunt
as Boy with Cane
Elizabeth Flournoy
as Army Nurse
Dick Ryan
as Doctor
James Brown
as Non-Com
Steve Gregory
as Boy with Camera
William Hudson
as Crew Chief
Sarah Spencer
as Miss Parsons' Assistant
Eddie Coonz
as Reporter
Robert Karnes
as Lieutenant
John Hedloe
as Lieutenant
Joe Recht
as Soldiers in Bed
Herb Latimer
as Soldiers in Bed
Ezelle Poule
as Waitress
Mary Adams Hayes
as Sue Wayne
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Critic Reviews for Starlift

All Critics (1)

It might be little more than Hollywood ridiculously selling itself, but it's a heck of a show.

Full Review… | May 1, 2009
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