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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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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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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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16 May 1952 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

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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It's Magic
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Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Performed by Gene Nelson and Janice Rule with vocal quartet
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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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