Doris Day
Director: Roy Del Ruth Cast: Doris Day
Doris Day
, Gordon MacRae
Gordon MacRae
, Virginia Mayo
Virginia Mayo
Roy Del Ruth




Starlift was Warner Bros' attempt to revive the "all-star patriotic musical" format which had worked so well during WW II. The wisp of a plot concerns Mike Nolan (Dick Wesson) and Rick Williams (Ron Hagherty), San Francisco-based airmen who serve as crew members on a shuttle to Korea. To impress a group of movie starlets making a personal appearance, Mike and Rick claim that they're due to be sent into combat. Actress Nell Wayne (Janice Rule) falls in love with Rick, leading to a major publicity blitz and culminating with a special USO presentation for all the Korea-bound servicemen in Frisco, starring virtually everyone on the Warners' contract roster. Among the stars making personal appearances (and sometimes delivering songs, whether they can sing or not!) include Gordon MacRae, James Cagney, Ruth Roman, Doris Day, Gary Cooper, Frank Lovejoy, Phil Harris, Randolph Scott and Jane Wyman. Reportedly, the comedy team of Tommy Noonan and Peter Marshall made its movie debut in Starlift, though they don't appear in the currently available prints.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/28/2017
UPC: 0888574566739
Original Release: 1951
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:43:00

Special Features

Oscar-Nominated Sports Parade short Desert Killer; Joe McDoakes comedy short; So You Want to be a Bachelor; Classic cartoon Sleepy Time Possum; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Doris Day Herself
Gordon MacRae Himself
Virginia Mayo Herself
Gene Nelson Himself
Ruth Roman Herself
Janice Rule Nell Wayne
Dick Wesson Sgt. Mike Nolan
Ron Hagerthy Corp. Rick Williams
Richard Webb Col. Callan
Hayden Rorke Chaplain
James Cagney Himself
Phil Harris Guest Star
Frank Lovejoy Guest Star
Lucille Norman Guest Star
Louella Parsons Guest Star
Randolph Scott Guest Star
Jane Wyman Guest Star
Patrice Wymore Guest Star
Don Beddoe Bob Wayne
John Hedloe Lieutenant
William Hudson Crew Chief
William Hunt Boy with Cane
Robert Karnes Actor
Ezelle Poule Waitress
Joe Recht Actor
Joe Turkel Litter Case
Dick Wessel Sgt. Mike Nolan
Sarah Spencer Miss Parsons' Assistant
Richard Monohan Morgan
Mary Adams Sue Wayne
Eleanor Audley Mrs. Williams
James Brown Non-Com
Dolores Castle Nurse
Jean Dean Nurse
Ann Doran Mrs. Callan
Tommy Farrell Turner
Elizabeth Flournoy Army Nurse
Robert Hammack Piano Player
Pat Henry Theatre Manager
Stan Holbrook Ground Officer
Dorothy Kennedy Nurse
Jack Larson Will
John Maxwell George Norris
Brian McKay Pete
Ray Montgomery Capt. Nelson
Bill Neff Co-Pilot
Gordon Polk Chief Usher
Jill Richards Flight Nurse
Dick Ryan Doctor
Bigelow Sayre Dr. Williams
Howard St. John Steve Rogers
Rush Williams Virginia Boy
Virginia Gibson Actor

Technical Credits
Roy Del Ruth Director
Robert Arthur Producer
Gordon Bau Makeup
G.W. Berntsen Set Decoration/Design
Charles H. Clarke Art Director
Mel Dellar Asst. Director
David Forrest Sound/Sound Designer
Ray Heindorf Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Karl Kamb Screenwriter
John Klorer Screenwriter
Ted D. McCord Cinematographer
LeRoy J. Prinz Choreography
Leah Rhodes Costumes/Costume Designer
Francis J. Scheid Sound/Sound Designer
William H. Ziegler Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Starlift
1. Credits. [1:18]
2. Starstruck. [3:07]
3. You're Gonna Lose Your Gal. [1:50]
4. GI Guests. [2:38]
5. Imitation Cagney. [1:47]
6. Star Escort. [4:24]
7. Base Distractions. [3:36]
8. Her Number Is Up. [4:07]
9. 'S Wonderful. [2:07]
10. Kiss Her, You Lug. [2:56]
11. Reception Committee. [2:34]
12. Hospital Visit. [2:15]
13. You Oughta Be In Pictures. [3:12]
14. What Is This Thing Called Love? [6:00]
15. Liza. [3:24]
16. Imperfect Recipe. [5:59]
17. A Right To Be Mad. [4:25]
18. Human Interest Story. [3:54]
19. Good Green Acres Of Home. [3:05]
20. It's Magic. [4:08]
21. Operation Starlift. [1:39]
22. Personal Problems. [5:33]
23. Shipped Out. [4:34]
24. Aren't You Phil Harris? [4:24]
25. I May Be Wrong But I Think You're Wonderful. [4:12]
26. Noche Caribe. [3:46]
27. Phil Harassed. [2:53]
28. Look Out Stranger, I'm A Texas Ranger. [3:44]
29. Perfect Recipe. [3:58]
30. Goodbye And Thanks. [1:20]
1. Chapter 1 [:00]
2. Chapter 2 [9:33]
1. Chapter 1 [:00]
2. Chapter 2 [9:26]
1. Chapter 1 [:00]
2. Chapter 2 [6:54]

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