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Sole Survivor (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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Paul Stanley
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Vince Edwards ... Maj. Michael Devlin
Richard Basehart ... Brig. Gen. Russell Hamner
William Shatner ... Lt. Col. Josef Gronke
Lou Antonio ... Tony
Lawrence P. Casey ... Gant (as Lawrence Casey)
Dennis Cooney Dennis Cooney ... Brandy
Brad David ... Elmo
Patrick Wayne ... Mac (as Pat Wayne)
Alan Caillou ... Corey
Timur Bashtu Timur Bashtu ... Beddo
Noah Keen ... Maj. Gen. Schurm
Ian Abercrombie ... British Co-Pilot
David Cannon David Cannon ... Capt. Patrick
John Winston John Winston ... British Pilot
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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

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Terrible secrets never die!

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Drama | Fantasy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Unico superstite See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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 B-24 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 »

Quotes

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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Inspired by the story of the B-24 "Lady Be Good"
28 June 2004 | by tom-966See all my reviews

A B-24 is found deep in the Libyan desert which was reported missing in action - except for the navigator who had bailed out over water. The story is told by the Air Force investigators, the navigator who was brought along to help identify his old aircraft, and the ghosts of the crew who have been at the plane since it went down due to lack of fuel. It is a story of panic, courage, survival and the conscious thoughts of the navigator. Does not end as how you expect it.

Inspired by the discovery of an almost intact B-24 in Libya in 1954 by an oil exploration team who discovered both it and the remains of the crew with the plane.


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