The Big Lift

Dir. George Seaton (1950). Made in all four sectors of occupied Berlin, Fox’s sequel to The Iron Curtain was the Cold War’s most “official” production with all US military personnel—save for stars Montgomery Clift and Paul Douglas—played by actual US military personnel. Focusing on the parallel romances between two GIs, and a pair of local frauleins, the movie is less pseudo-documentary glorification of American know-how than rehabilitation of our wartime enemy.
Mon., March 15, 4:30, 6:50 & 9:30 p.m., 2010

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