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Sole Survivor (1970)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy | TV Movie 9 January 1970
This story is loosely based on the discovery of the B-24 "Liberator" bomber the "Lady Be Good" that was found in the Libyan desert after the crew got lost on their 1st bombing mission to Italy.

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Maj. Michael Devlin
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Brig. Gen. Russell Hamner
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Tony
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Gant (as Lawrence Casey)
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Elmo
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Mac (as Pat Wayne)
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Corey
Timur Bashtu ...
Beddo
Noah Keen ...
Maj. Gen. Schurm
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David Cannon ...
Capt. Patrick
John Winston ...
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When a bomber believed to have crashed in the ocean 17 years ago is found in the Libyan desert, a Colonel and Major accompany the only surviving member of the crew, who is now a General to figure out what happened. The General claims that he and the other members of the crew jumped over the ocean when in reality he bailed out leaving the others to fend for themselves. And while the Colonel just wants the whole thing closed, the Major insists on finding the truth. And watching them are the ghosts of the crew. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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The overall concept of the plane lost in the Libyan desert and not found until years after the war is based on the true story of the "Lady Be Good," a B24 Liberator that overflew its base on the way back from Italy. The wreckage of the plane was discovered by a British oil exploration team in 1958. All but one of the bodies were found in 1960; the last was never found. See more »

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Lt. Col. Josef Gronke: Don't ask me. I'm only the man in charge.
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References The Twilight Zone: King Nine Will Not Return (1960) See more »

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One of the best Movies of the Week.
30 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have been searching for well over 30 years for a copy of this Made for Television Movie. I loved the script when I first read it, and although I had a very small part (the British Co-Pilot who discovers the grounded remains of the plane), it was a memorable shoot. Like most of you who are fans of the film and have sought high and low for a copy, I still keep looking. I do remember it was made for CBS Films, a subsidiary of the Big Eye. I am sure it is in some vault somewhere. If I ever run into William Shatner I will ask him if he has a copy. Or Patrick Wayne. There are just a few of the actors still kicking around and in those days getting a copy of our work was hard. Taping machines were rare.


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