7.8/10
560
65 user 3 critic

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.

Director:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Sole Survivor (1983)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A lone survivor of a plane crash is haunted by a feeling unworthy of survival. Dead people start coming after her to collect her.

Director: Thom Eberhardt
Stars: Anita Skinner, Kurt Johnson, Robin Davidson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Paul, a divorced architect, marries Nichole, a woman from Paris. His teen daughter Jenny has fallen in with the English beatnik scene and likes to hang out in cave-like clubs to listen to ... See full summary »

Director: Edmond T. Gréville
Stars: David Farrar, Noëlle Adam, Christopher Lee
Sole Survivor (2013)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In the history of aviation, there have been only 14 of them: sole survivors of a commercial aviation disaster. Most have never spoken publicly about the loss, the guilt, the immense ... See full summary »

Director: Ky Dickens
Stars: Bahia Bakari, Cecelia Cichan, George Lamson Jr.
Xanadu (1980)
Fantasy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

The story of a girl who makes dreams come true.

Director: Robert Greenwald
Stars: Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Michael Beck
Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A drunken, abusive tavern-keeper's adulterous wife uses the backward son of a rigid, puritanical pharmacist who makes his entire family miserable.

Director: Robert Hamer
Stars: Mervyn Johns, Mary Merrall, Gordon Jackson
Soap (1977–1981)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The soap-operish antics of two families: the Campbells and the Tates.

Stars: Katherine Helmond, Rod Roddy, Richard Mulligan
Dead of Night (1974)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young man killed in Vietnam inexplicably returns home as a zombie.

Director: Bob Clark
Stars: John Marley, Lynn Carlin, Richard Backus
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A rich man's son (Yuen Biao) believes himself to be the best kung fu fighter in Canton. Unfortunately, his father, anxious for his son's safety, bribes all his opponents to lose. After a ... See full summary »

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Stars: Biao Yuen, Ching-Ying Lam, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Casanova is a libertine, collecting seductions and sexual feats. But he is really interested in someone, and is he really an interesting person ? Is he really alive ?

Director: Federico Fellini
Stars: Donald Sutherland, Tina Aumont, Cicely Browne
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A man desperate to leave South America books passage on a freighter, and learns that the captain has made plans to force a scientist to participate in a mission of destruction.

Director: Paul Guilfoyle
Stars: Barton MacLane, Virginia Grey, Leif Erickson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Alcoholic playboy Kyle Hadley marries the woman secretly loved by his poor but hard-working best friend, who in turn is pursued by Kyle's nymphomaniac sister.

Director: Douglas Sirk
Stars: Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack
The Deep (1977)
Adventure | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A pair of young vacationers are involved in a dangerous conflict with treasure hunters when they discover a way into a deadly wreck in Bermuda waters. Featuring extended underwater ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Yates
Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Nick Nolte, Dick Anthony Williams
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Maj. Michael Devlin
...
Brig. Gen. Russell Hamner
...
Lt. Col. Josef Gronke
...
Tony
...
Gant (as Lawrence Casey)
Dennis Cooney ...
Brandy
Brad David ...
Elmo
...
Mac (as Pat Wayne)
...
Corey
Timur Bashtu ...
Beddo
Noah Keen ...
Maj. Gen. Schurm
...
British Co-Pilot
David Cannon ...
Capt. Patrick
John Winston ...
British Pilot
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 January 1970 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Connections

References The Twilight Zone: King Nine Will Not Return (1960) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Perhaps it will entice someone else to see it.
10 November 2004 | by (watertown, new york) – See all my reviews

It's the kind of movie that you never forget. I am not sure exactly the first time i saw it, but was in my teens. I have come across it maybe 4 times since then. The last time about 15 years ago. I am trying desperately to get a copy of it. It says a lot about a movie when the whole thing is filmed in one spot and you don't even realize it. The characters could not have been better. I think the overall meaning is different for everyone. I had this feeling of deep sadness for them when i realized they were all dead. But on the other hand they all wanted so much to be found that you hoped that they would be found. I loved the struggle to find the last one, it made for a desperate ending. I bet I would find something new in it if i saw it again now after all these years. I finally found a copy of the movie !!! Its just as good as i remember.


14 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Not Quite The Film I Remember pbar100
Wow! I've Found It!! tsimoneau-1
Is this the Movie That... r-bryant2
Thank goodness I found you! justbethy
Remake??? ellie_smyth
Remake Rumour devilstowerwyoming
Discuss Sole Survivor (1970) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?