Operation Haylift

  • 1950
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Story depicts a true incident in which the US Air Force saved cattle and sheep herds threatened with starvation when crippling blizzards struck Nevada in January of 1949. Intertwined with the rescue story is the tale of two brothers, Williams and Brown, ranchers who stand to be ruined by the disaster. It's a reasonably effective offering, though most of...read more

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Story depicts a true incident in which the US Air Force saved cattle and sheep herds threatened with starvation when crippling blizzards struck Nevada in January of 1949. Intertwined with the rescue story is the tale of two brothers, Williams and Brown, ranchers who stand to be ruined by

the disaster. It's a reasonably effective offering, though most of the interest derives from the fact that it's a true story. The film benefited from the full cooperation of the Air Force, which loaned numerous planes and equipment for use in the film. Several Air Force servicemen fill roles in

the film, which was shot entirely on location in Ely, Nevada. Sawyer, who had appeared in many films throughout the 1930s and 1940s, usually as a villain, tried his hand at producing and writing with this film.

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