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Operation Haylift (1950)

Not Rated | | Drama | 5 May 1950 (USA)
Eighteen snowstorms in 27 days hit the Rocky Mountain and upper Great Plains states in December 1948-January 1949. This epic tells the tale of how the US Air Force airdropped food and ... See full summary »

Director:

William Berke
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Williams ... Bill Masters
Ann Rutherford ... Clara Masters
Tom Brown ... Tom Masters
Jane Nigh ... Pat Rogers
Joe Sawyer ... George Swallow
Richard Travis ... 'Max' Maxwell
Raymond Hatton ... Sandy Cameron
Jimmy Conlin ... Ed North
Tommy Ivo ... Roy Masters
Dean Riesner ... Lt. Richter (as Dink Dean)
Joanna Armstrong Joanna Armstrong ... Hannah
M'liss McClure M'liss McClure ... Mary Maxwell
Frank Jaros Frank Jaros ... Luigi
H.G. Fisher H.G. Fisher ... 2nd Pilot (as Capt H.G. Fisher USAF)
Victor Rogers Victor Rogers ... Crew Chief (as M/Sgt. Victor Rogers USAF)
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Eighteen snowstorms in 27 days hit the Rocky Mountain and upper Great Plains states in December 1948-January 1949. This epic tells the tale of how the US Air Force airdropped food and supplies to stranded travelers, residents and livestock.

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1,000,000 CATTLE DOOMED... The Headline Drama That Stirred The Nation!

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Drama

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aetoi stin kataigida See more »

Filming Locations:

Ely, Nevada, USA

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Lippert Pictures See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Dropping The Hay
27 May 2011 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Lippert Pictures who usually produced films of not really good quality, did a very fine docudrama on a joint effort by the United States Air Force and the Department of Agriculture dropping bales of hay over several thousand square miles of northern Nevada to feed cattle and sheep. This film was no doubt a great recruiting tool for the newly formed Air Force. The story that accompanied the scenes of Haylift was easy to take as well.

And the story was about two brothers Bill Williams and Tom Brown who are partners in a ranch. Williams is married to Ann Rutherford and has Tommy Ivo as a son. Brown is recently out of the service, but his heart is really in the flying he left behind. When he decides to go back in the service, Williams takes it real personal. In fact he acts like one incredible jerk about it.

Joe Sawyer who also wrote the screenplay is the local Ponderosa owner in that part of Nevada and he takes the lead in coordinating the dropping of the hay. The scenes of the frozen Nevada winter and the actual airlift were remarkably photographed.

Lest anyone think that this is dated material I would remind people about the efforts of our armed services and local national guard in places like New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Operation Haylift is one of the best things to come out of poverty row studio Lippert Pictures.


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