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August 1944: proceeding with the invasion of France, Patton's Third Army has advanced so far toward Paris that it cannot be supplied. To keep up the momentum, Allied HQ establishes an elite military truck route. One (racially integrated) platoon of this Red Ball Express encounters private enmities, bypassed enemy pockets, minefields, and increasingly perilous missions, leavened by a touch of comedy. Written by
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Having made his screen debut in 1950 with Richard Widmark in 'No Way Out', and then going on to act alongside of Canada Lee (Lifeboat) in 'Cry, the Beloved Country', the 25 year old Sidney Poitier was appropriately cast in this film about an integrated unit during the Second World War fighting in Europe.
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