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Bombers B-52 (1957)

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 »

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Drama | Romance | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 December 1957 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Bomber B-52 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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (WarnerColor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The B-52--an aircraft designed 63 years ago, that first flew April 15, 1952, went into service in February of 1955 and was last produced in 1962--is still in active USAF service as of 2015. See more »

Goofs

The B-52 is shown flying very low over the pyramids and Algiers, on a top secret mission. At the height it would have been spotted immediately and the secrecy blown. 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

An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314 (On the Beautiful Blue Danube)
(uncredited)
Music by Johann Strauss
Played on the television at the Burger Grille
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2 February 2005 | by donivanpSee all my reviews

This movie was made at the same period as Strategic Air Command, Bridges at Toko-Ri, The Hunters and other wave the flag Cold War error. Yes as stated it does have some overstated patriotic, my job is the most important job in the world sentiment to it. That being said, I am a former USAF maintenance technician who did work on B-52's amongst other airframes in my 20 year career. I enjoyed the movie for several reasons, one the airplane shots with the B-47, F-86, and B-52B's. There are a number of at best questionable plots in the movie but all in all not bad if you like early Air Force movies. And in opposition to a previous input, the maintenance tech on these airframes is all important to the scheme of thing. The "O's" get to fly them but could not do a thing with out the maintainers keeping them ready to fly.


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