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Bombers B-52 (1957)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, War | 26 December 1957 (Japan)
Sgt. Chuck Brennan always disliked playboy and hotshot, Col. Jim Herlihy. Now Chuck has even more reason to, Jim is dating his daughter, Lois.

Director:

Gordon Douglas

Writers:

Irving Wallace (screenplay), Sam Rolfe (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Natalie Wood ... Lois Brennan
Karl Malden ... MSgt. Chuck V. Brennan
Marsha Hunt ... Edith Brennan
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. ... Col. Jim Herlihy
Don Kelly ... MSgt. Darren McKine
Nelson Leigh ... Brig. Gen. Wayne Acton
Robert Nichols Robert Nichols ... Wilbur 'Brooklyn' Stuart
Ray Montgomery ... Barnes
Robert Hover Robert Hover ... Simpson (as Bob Hover)
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Storyline

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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Unsung heroes lift off in the era's mightiest fighting machine! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 December 1957 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

No Sleep till Dawn See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,400,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (WarnerColor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Chuck's family car is a 1941 Buick Special. See more »

Goofs

When Chuck is ejected by the Colonel after the fire in the bomber, the scene changes to a parachute deploying under the aircraft, the aircraft shown is a Cessna light aircraft not a B52 that he was supposed to have been ejected from. See more »

Quotes

Edith Brennan: [their daughter is on a date with Col. Herlihy] What's come over you? Lois knows the facts of life.
MSgt. Chuck V. Brennan: Sure, she know the facts of life "old style" - she can handle the birds and the bees - but this guy's a jet job!
Edith Brennan: Can't you forget what happened in Korea?
MSgt. Chuck V. Brennan: It's more than that...
Edith Brennan: But you said yourself he's a good pilot and a good officer.
MSgt. Chuck V. Brennan: That's right, none better. I don't mind him handling a B-52 - but not my daughter!
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Crazy Credits

[all lines centered] And Presenting Efrem Zimbalist Jr. See more »

Soundtracks

It's a Great Feeling
(uncredited)
Music by Jule Styne
Played when Chuck and Lois get up to dance
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likable air-force movie
19 July 2010 | by jimakrosSee all my reviews

i just saw this from the DVD release.Its an enjoyable movie,as long as one doesn't ask too much.This is a simple story of a career technician of the air-force,and his problems with his daughter and a Colonel who dates her and whom he knew back from the Korean war.Natalie Wood who plays the daughter is in her blooming youth here. Malden is a pleasure to watch in his simple working man role,also his life doesn't look half-bad,he has a lovely wife and daughter and a job he loves and he is really good at.In fact,the America in the 50's look in beautiful widescreen and Technicolor,is the main the thing i liked about this movie. The subplot is about the B-52 bomber of course,and the movie shows in detail this huge aircraft.Its not really a plane very suited for movies,unlike fighter planes,but for airplane fans its interesting. All in all,i think its a decent movie but mostly for people who like airplanes.


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