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Starlift (1951)

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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... See full summary »

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Cast

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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
Ron Hagerthy ...
Cpl. Rick Williams
Richard Webb ...
Col. Callan
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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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16 May 1952 (Australia)  »

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Efthyma koritsia, ponira agoria  »

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In a shot of the troops boarding their aircraft at Travis AFB the number on its tail is 8399. When a jeep pulls up in front of supposedly the same aircraft its number (on the nose) is 2600. See more »

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Look Out, Stranger, I'm a Texas Ranger
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Written by Ruby Raksin and Phil Harris
Performed by Phil Harris, Gary Cooper, Virginia Gibson and Frank Lovejoy
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Doris Day oddity
6 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This oddity in the new DORIS DAY COLLECTION doesn't really need to be included as she is only in the film for less than 30 minutes. What she does do however, is shine when she's on screen. The near plot less movie is just an excuse to showcase some Warner contract players of the day. JANCIE RULE shows promise and it's a shame she didn't become a big star. RUTH ROMAN handles the role of the "go-getter" with aplomb. Better if this was in color. The Travis Air force base locations with some rear projection work well. What's best about the movie are some wonderful musical interludes. If you enjoyed THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS and Hollywood CANTEEN you'll like this one.


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