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George Seaton United States, 1950

msmichel's rating of the film The Big Lift

A dated car crash of a script that gets mislaid by its jingoistic undertones and one of its lead characters deep seated prejudices that a viewer cannot share empathy with. Only worth a watch for its genuine setting and background casting made up of real stationed airmen in divided Berlin postwar. A story that could have been told in half the running time. Clift sleepwalks through this one and Douglas is abrasive.