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Strategic Air Command (1955) was a Action - Drama Film directed by Anthony Mann .

Academy Awards 1955 --- Ceremony Number 28 (source: AMPAS)

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Best WritingBeirne Lay, Jr.Nominated
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STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND On Blu-ray

By Dan Day Jr. on Nov 12, 2016 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

Olive Films has just released the 1955 Air Force epic STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND on Blu-ray. The movie is one of the many collaborations between actor James Stewart and director Anthony Mann. Jimmy Stewart was a life-long aviation buff, and he had a distinguished record serving as a pilot in World War I... Read full article


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Lt. Col. Robert 'Dutch' Holland: You got any kids?
Sgt. Bible: Yep, two. One on the ramp, one in the hangar!


Gen. Ennis C. Hawkes: Don't tell me about your little problems! I'm only interested in results!


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The character of Gen. Ennis C. Hawkes was based on Gen. Curtis LeMay, the real-life commander of the U.S. Air Force's Strategic Air Command from 1949 to 1957.
When MSgt. Bible is introducing Lt. Col. Holland to the crew on his B-36 orientation flight, he introduces the two rear gunners as "Airman Davies" and "Airman Lay," an apparent reference to Valentine Davies and Beirne Lay Jr., the film's screenplay authors.
First film of Ann B. Davis, who played a waitress (unbilled), although her part was cut from the film before its release.
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