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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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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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This movie was designed to showcase the US Air Force's brand-new B-52 Stratofortress bomber, and as such the studio received complete cooperation from the Air Force. See more »

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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 »

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The Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the Money)
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Great to see the 52; ridiculous story.
31 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you love anything and everything about the B-52 than you'll love this film. That's what caused me to give it a six. It would have been higher; but this was a really dumb story. A really good cast was squandered on a poorly written story. The underlying story is about a misunderstanding that came out Karl Malden's character jumping to a conclusion about his commanding officer; that he doesn't bother to clarify. He just holds his bitterness about his conclusion until he finds himself working with Zimbalist again. Both men are assigned to the testing program. To make the story more interesting, I guess; Malden has a beautiful daughter (Natalie Wood). While the first part of this story was in Korea, the rest of the story is about the B-52 and Karl Malden trying to keep Effram Zimbalist away from his daughter. Because he thought Zimbalist had been a coward in Korea (and didn't bother to talk to him about it), so did everything he could to keep Zimbalist away from his daughter. He goes so far as resigning from the air force to be able to get his daughter away. However he winds up having to fly another long test flight while his resignation is being processed. During this test flight there is a major failure and most of the crew has bail out; the pilot (Zimbalist) stays with the plane and gets it back to the air base. It's here that the story gets really silly. When Malden bailed out they didn't get a very good fix on his position. So when the search is going badly Zimbalist's character decided he was going to take part in the search. So we have a story where a full colonel is riding in helicopter, taking part in a search and rescue operation. They get to an area to where they think he is; and they put the colonel down on the ground to search for Malden. He finds him, and this eventually gives him the chance to find out he was wrong about Zimbalist, all along. In the end all is forgiven and Malden now wants Zimbalist to marry his daughter. Even though Zimbalist is twenty years older then the girl he is pursuing (Natalie Wood). In this story the crew is working with the very first B-52's and supposedly doing some kind of advanced testing; the thing that is hard to believe is that there are no people from Boeing (the maker of the plane) working with this plane. Advanced testing like this is done with major involvement with the plane; they would even be flying on the plane during this kind of testing. And in the end, in this film the Air Force seems to be making all their decision about the B-52 based on the advice of one senior enlisted man. It's difficult to spell out how really silly this story is. It's a guilt pleasure that i have watched this film more then once. But I watch for the scenes with the 52. The underlying story is rubbish.


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