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Memphis Belle
DVD 
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Filmed in color, the Memphis Belle has long been held up as a "model" wartime documentary, in a terse, exciting 43 minutes, the film assembles footage from several allied bombing missions into one single representative flight of the famed Flying Fortress known as the Memphis Belle. Through both the crewmen and the filmmakers take considerable pride in the fact that the Belle has completed 25 successful missions, there's no phony heroism, no grandstanding, no flag-waving. As calm-voiced narrator Ed Kern explains, the Belle has a job to do, and it does it, and that's all. The danger facing these Flying Fortresses is underlined, but never over-emphasized, by brief glimpses of these doomed ships that didn't make it back. Memphis Belle was directed by William Wyler, who also flew several missions with the crew, manning the camera himself at considerable risk. The overall excellence of the Memphis Belle is even more obvious when compared to the hokey fictionalized 1990 movie version of the Belle's 25th mission.

Title: Memphis Belle
Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
Starring: Vince Evans, Eugene Kern, Haywood Hansell, Corp. John Beal, Robert Morgan, Capt. Robert K. Morgan, Capt. James A. Verenis, Sgt. Bob Hanson, Capt. Chuck Layton, Sgt. Harry Locke
Directors: William Wyler, Louis Hayward
Studio: Echo Bridge
Attributes: Dolby
Release Date: 11/27/2001
Original Year: 1944
Product Type: DVD
Rated: G
UPC: 096009018191
Item #: PLT901819

Closed Caption: No
Street Date: 11/27/2001
Run Time: 43 minutes

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