Starlift (a.k.a. Operation Starlift) is a 1951 American musical film released by Warner Bros. in directed by Roy Del Ruth and written by Karl Lamb and John D. Klorer. The film stars Janice Rule, Dick Wesson, Ron Hagerthy and Ruth Roman. Starlift was made during the beginning of the Korean War and centers on an Air Force flyer's wish to meet a film star, and her fellow stars' efforts to perform for injured men at the air force base.
United States Air Force flyers Rick Williams (Ron Hagerthy) and Mike Nolan (Dick Wesson) attempt to meet Nell Wayne (Janice Rule), a (fictitious) film star performing in a star-studded musical in San Francisco. Rick and Nell were both from the same small town, but had never met. Mike attempts to convince both the staff and cast members at the theater that Rick and Nell are best friends and are extremely close. Ruth Roman takes pity on them and takes them to meet Nell. However, the men first meet with Doris Day and Gordon MacRae, who are rehearsing the song "You're Gonna Lose Your Gal."
|director||Roy Del Ruth|
|editor||William H. Ziegler|
|events||aviation Korean War|
|keywords||air force base best friend film star fur coat gin rummy gossip columnist honolulu hawaii i may be wrong it\'s magic liza morning ship small town texas ranger united states air force wait what is this thing called love? wounded soldier write you oughta be in pictures|