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Red Ball Express (1952)





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In this WWII drama, an officer is assigned to bring badly needed fuel to General George Patton's tanks, which are speeding towards Paris. It is a full-time stressful task. The officer is hindered by a jealous, paranoid sergeant and an African-American soldier who believes that he is being victimized for his color.


Alex Nicol
as Sgt. Red Kallek
Jeff Chandler
as Lt. Chick Campbell
Charles Drake
as Pvt. Ronald Partridge
Judith Braun
as Joyce McClellan
Hugh O'Brian
as Pvt. Wilson
Jacqueline Duval
as Antoinette DuBois
Jack Kelly
as Pvt. John Heyman
Cindy Garner
as Kitty Walsh
Sidney Poitier
as Cpl. Andrew Robertson
Howard Petrie
as Gen. Gordon
Bubber Johnson
as Pvt. Taffy Smith
Davis Roberts
as Pvt. Dave McCord
John Hudson
as Sgt. Max
Frank Chase
as Higgins
Gregg Palmer
as Tank Lieutenant
Robert A. Davis
as Pvt. Dave McCord
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Critic Reviews for Red Ball Express

All Critics (2)

Before establishing himself with his Randolph Scott Westerns, director Budd Boetticher was a solid, competent director of "B" pictures, and Red Ball Express is as brisk and as entertaining as they come.

August 27, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Routine but solid old-fashioned WW II war story.

July 10, 2012 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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