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Starlift (1951)

To impress a movie star, a U.S. Air Force pilot pretends he is soon to see combat. When his lie gets out, chaos ensues.

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Doris Day
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Gordon MacRae
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Virginia Mayo
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Gene Nelson
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Ruth Roman
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Nell Wayne
Dick Wesson ...
Sgt. Mike Nolan
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Cpl. Rick Williams
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Col. Callan
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Chaplain
Howard St. John ...
Steve Rogers
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James Cagney
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Virginia Gibson ...
Virginia Gibson
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Phil Harris
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Air Force fliers Rick Williams and Mike Nolan attempt to meet film star Nell Wayne, with whom Rick shares a hometown but not much else. Fellow film stars Doris Day and Ruth Roman mistakenly believe Rick to be very close to Nell and arrange for him to meet her. The pair begin to form a match, especially after Nell, Doris, and Ruth arrange for Hollywood stars to perform for G.I.s in transit to and from the Korean War, at Travis Air Base. But Nell thinks Rick is getting ready to ship out to the war, when in reality, he and Mike ferry troops part of the way then return to Travis Air Base with returning soldiers. Nell is furious with Rick for letting her believe he was headed to a war zone, especially because the press has made a huge story of their romance. Meantime, a new program, Operation Starlift, has been set in place by the Air Force and the Hollywood studios, whereby stars are flown to San Francisco to perform for the outbound and inbound troops. Movie stars such as Randolph Scott,... Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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The joy-propelled story of how Hollywood rides the skies to bring happiness to our G.I.'s ! See more »

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26 May 1952 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Efthyma koritsia, ponira agoria  »

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As Doris Day is about to sing "S'Wonderful" on stage to the troops, a number of the men are called away for overseas duty, get up and leave; a few bars into Doris' song, there is a pan to the audience and it shows some of those same servicemen who left still sitting in their seats. See more »

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Phil Harris: You got to understand those 52 little monsters. I figure a card is like a woman. You pick it up, you study it and just when you're deciding whether or not to hold it, you put it down and somebody else picks it up.
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Featured in The Screen Director (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

I May Be Wrong, But I Think You're Wonderful
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Music by Henry Sullivan
Lyrics by Harry Ruskin
Performed by Jane Wyman
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Good, but...
21 February 2002 | by (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

If you want to see all of the Warner Stars from 1950 - 1955, they're all here. It's fun to see so many famous faces like Doris Day and Gordon MacRae, but there is no real plot to this movie. Troops are sad, stars cheer them up, troops are happy. There are some cute tunes and it's actually a lot of fun to see just how many stars they can cram into this film - but only a few of them stick around for the whole movie. MGM did it so much better in the 40s with movies like TILL THE CLOUDS ROLL BY and THOUSANDS CHEER. Those films at least had a plot, with stars giving cameos

  • this seems to be a bad imitation of those films. It's still a worthwhile


film, but don't spend an arm and a leg trying to find it, it's not THAT great.


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