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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.

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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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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!

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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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 aircraft used is an Air National Guard B-25J. 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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Odd, haunting TV movie
14 March 2002 | by broosrSee all my reviews

Sole Survivor is one of the weirder entries in the WWII genre and difficult to classify. Written by Guerdon Trueblood as a TV movie, it tells the tale of a B-24 stranded in the Libyan desert. Comparisons are sometimes made between this and Flight of the Phoenix and shouldn't be, as Sole Survivor really has no thematic equal. Richard Basehart and Vince Edwards are fine in their roles, although Shatner had by this time been typecast as Captain Kirk and can't seem to shake that in his role as Gronke. Fans of Pat Wayne will enjoy a somewhat better performance than his usual, and Lou Antonio was in the middle of a career that spanned multiple decades. For some reason this one is difficult to find, which is a shame as it is absolutely unique and an experience that tends to stay with you long after the closing credits roll.


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