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Bombers B-52 (1957)

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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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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THE MIGHT OF IT - THE SIGHT OF IT STUNS THE SCREEN! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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1958 (Austria)  »

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No Sleep till Dawn  »

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$1,400,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie is a Warner Brother official studio tribute to the B-52 Stratofortress bomber air craft and the United States Air Force. See more »

Goofs

When General Tyler enters the briefing room prior to the Africa flight, nobody stands up as would have been normal military protocol (when he leaves, everyone properly stands up). See more »

Quotes

B-52 School Instructor: [At the briefing for Air Force men being given at Boeing plant in Seattle] These are pictures of the B-52 Stratofortress. It's the biggest jet bomber in the world. It can reach any target in the world. It can fly over six hundred miles an hour, over eight miles high, and over six thousand miles distance without refueling. On a single mission, one of these airplanes - Just ONE - can carry greater destructive force than that of all the bombs dropped by the entire Allied air forces during the whole...
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[all lines centered] And Presenting Efrem Zimbalist Jr. See more »

Soundtracks

An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314 (On the Beautiful Blue Danube)
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Music by Johann Strauss
Played on the television at the Burger Grille
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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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