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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.

Director:

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!

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Drama | Fantasy

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The story of the "Lady Be Good" was also the basis of the episode "King Nine Will Not Return", the first episode of season two of the original "The Twilight Zone". See more »

Quotes

Elmo: Do you think they saw us?
Brandy: That happens to be a very pertinent question.
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References The Twilight Zone: King Nine Will Not Return (1960) See more »

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Involving mystery with a Twilight Zone slant
15 September 2006 | by MartianOctocretr5See all my reviews

This made for TV movie seems to have fallen into obscurity, which is a shame; the creativity and entertainment value of it is top notch.

It's the story of a lost airplane after a crash landing out in the desert in World War II. When I first saw this, it looked like a vintage war movie, filmed in traditional black-and-white, almost with a Twilight Zone type aura to it. The crew is discussing their situation, but as the story unfolds you realize this is much more than just a WW2 war story, or a survival drama. The fate of these men is only the first of several twists this phenomenal story surprises you with.

The wreckage of the airplane is discovered years later, and a team of investigators journey to the scene, to uncover the mystery of what caused it to crash land, and to learn the fate of the crew. Richard Basehart is an air force general, who had been on the plane on its fateful flight, and had been the only survivor. He too goes to the crash site in order to assist in the investigation.

Drama, intrigue, mystery, para-normal communication; this movie delivers all these elements in exemplary fashion as it sorts out the truth for you bit by bit in an interesting story filled with unexpected twists.

I hope this movie is released on DVD or video, if it hasn't been already. This is fine story-telling, an amazing and involving movie which holds your interest to its emotional outcome.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 1970 (USA) See more »

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Unico superstite See more »

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1.33 : 1
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