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Bombers B-52 (1957)

 -  Drama | History | Romance  -  1958 (Austria)
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Sgt. Chuch Brennan always disliked playboy and hotshot, Col. Jim Herlihy. Now Chuck has even more reason to, Jim is dating his daughter, Lois.

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Lois Brennan
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MSgt. Chuck V. Brennan
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Edith Brennan
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Col. Jim Herlihy
Don Kelly ...
MSgt. Darren McKine
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Brig. Gen. Wayne Acton
Robert Nichols ...
Wilbur 'Brooklyn' Stuart
Ray Montgomery ...
Barnes
Robert Hover ...
Simpson (as Bob Hover)
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Storyline

U.S Air Force Sgt. Chuck Brennan always disliked playboy and hotshot, Col. Jim Herlihy. He first met him in Korea, where his emergency arrival for repairs while enroute for what Chuck thought was the colonels "hot date" in Tokyo, caused the death of several of his crewmen. Now several years later when Chuck, while still in the Air Force, is now weighing continued enlistment or retirement, the base's new C.O. is none other than Col. Herlihy. Compounding his dislike is a budding romance with Chuck's daughter, Lois. Written by Bill Walch

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Unsung heroes lift off in the era's mightiest fighting machine! See more »

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1958 (Austria)  »

Also Known As:

No Sleep till Dawn  »

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$1,400,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

This was apparently the first film in which the US Air Force's new B-52 Stratofortress bomber was featured. It appeared in a number of films afterward, notably A Gathering of Eagles (1963), Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), and By Dawn's Early Light (1990). See more »

Goofs

During a six hour flight, the sky indicates that it's the middle of the day, then dusk (or dawn), then the middle of the day again. See more »

Quotes

Edith Brennan: [their daughter is on a date with Col. Herlihy] What's come over you? Lois knows the facts of life.
MSgt. Chuck V. Brennan: Sure, she know the facts of life "old style" - she can handle the birds and the bees - but this guy's a jet job!
Edith Brennan: Can't you forget what happened in Korea?
MSgt. Chuck V. Brennan: It's more than that...
Edith Brennan: But you said yourself he's a good pilot and a good officer.
MSgt. Chuck V. Brennan: That's right, none better. I don't mind him handling a B-52 - but not my daughter!
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Crazy Credits

[all lines centered] And Presenting Efrem Zimbalist Jr. See more »

Soundtracks

It's a Great Feeling
(uncredited)
Music by Jule Styne
Played when Chuck and Lois get up to dance
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Popular 50s air power drama with Natalie Wood
2 July 2004 | by (Fort Wayne, IN) – See all my reviews

This was a popular and often-run feature in the late 50s which had the advantage of a good cast in Karl Malden, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., and Natalie Wood.

"Flight" was very popular science in the 50s and the subject matter produced many films with big stars (Jimmy Stewart played in more than one of these, "Strategic Air Command" and "Spirit of St. Louis" to name a couple).

"Bombers B-52" and "X-15" (with Charles Bronson) shared double bills in my neighborhood on more than one occasion, as these films were likely to draw in a good crowd of young and enthusiastic boys who were probably building the plastic model kits at home as well.


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