The Big Lift (1950)
The Big Lift
Directed by George Seaton
Cast: Montgomery Clift as Sgt. 1st Class Danny MacCullough
Paul Douglas as MSgt. Henry 'Hank' Kowalski
Cornell Borchers as Frederica Burkhardt
Bruni Löbel as Gerda
O.E. Hasse as Stieber
In 1948 the Soviet Union blockades the Allied sectors of Berlin in order to bring the city completely under their dominance. Sgt. Hank Kowalski and Sgt. Danny McCullough are part of the American force sent to help the war-torn German civilians. Still struggling with the misguided loathing of Germans, their experience and relationships with the men and women of Berlin help them overcome these prejudices.
The Big Lift was filmed on location in bombed-out Berlin and is an accurate depiction of this historic event.
Actors: Montgomery Clift, Paul Douglas