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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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Mounting tension all the way -- with non-stop guy-girl excitement! 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

A July 20, 2015, newspaper article was about two B-52s--at the time 58 years old--flying as part of Exercise Talisman Sabre, a 44-hour, non-stop, show-of-force, round-trip simulated bombing mission from Barksdale AFB in Louisiana to the NT Outback Australia. The purpose of the mission was to assure allies and deter foes. See more »

Goofs

When they take off for the first mission, there's a very brief take (only a few seconds) of the plane taxiing towards the camera and then turning to its right. That is a different aircraft to the one shown on all subsequent shots - it has very different nose art, in a different colour scheme. 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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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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