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Jeff Chandler Stars And Sidney Poitier Costars In This Moving Dramatization Of The Legendary Truck Convoys That Kept The Allies Moving Through Europe After The D-Day Landings In Normandy During World War II, Whose Successful Accomplishment Was Primarily Achieved By African-American Soldiers Specially Drafted Into The Effort! Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! (Black/White, 1952, 1 Hour 23 Minutes.) #RedBallExpress #RedBallExpressFilm #JeffChandler #SidneyPoitier #Trucking #Logistics #DDay #BattleOfNormandy #VictoryInEurope #OperationOverlord #WesternFrontWWII #EuropeanTheatreOfWWII #SecondEuropeanWar #EuropeanCivilWar #EuropeanTheaterOfWWII #WorldWarII #WorldWar2 #WWII #WW2 #WorldWarTwo #WorldWar2 #SecondWorldWar #DVD #MP4 #VideoDownload
John Michael Hayes (Screenplay), Marcel Klauber, Billy Grady Jr. (Story)
Jeff Chandler ... Lt. Chick Campbell
Alex Nicol ... Sgt. Red Kallek
Charles Drake ... Pvt. Ronald Partridge / Narrator
Judith Braun ... Joyce McClellan
Sidney Poitier ... Robertson
Jacqueline Duval ... Antoinette Dubois
Bubber Johnson ... Pvt. Taffy Smith
Davis Roberts ... Pvt. Dave McCord (as Robert Davis)
Hugh O'Brian ... Pvt. Wilson
Frank Chase ... Pvt. Higgins
Cindy Garner ... Kitty Walsh
Gregg Palmer ... Tank Lieutenant (as Palmer Lee)
John Hudson ... Tank Sergeant
Jack Kelly ... Heyman
Howard Petrie ... Maj. Gen. Lee Gordon
Red Ball Express (Film) is a 1952 World War II war film directed by Budd Boetticher and starring Jeff Chandler and Alex Nicol, featuring early screen appearances by Sidney Poitier and Hugh O'Brian. The film is based on the Red Ball Express convoys that took place after the D-Day landings in Normandy in June 1944.
The Red Ball Express was a famed truck convoy system that supplied Allied forces moving quickly through Europe after breaking out from the D-Day beaches in Normandy in 1944. To expedite cargo shipment to the front, trucks emblazoned with red balls followed a similarly marked route that was closed to civilian traffic. The trucks also had priority on regular roads. Conceived in an urgent 36-hour meeting, the convoy system began operating on August 25, 1944. Staffed primarily with African-American soldiers, the Express at its peak operated 5,958 vehicles that carried about 12,500 tons of supplies a day. It ran for 83 days until November 16, when the port facilities at Antwerp, Belgium, were opened, enough French rail lines were repaired, and portable gasoline pipelines were deployed.