Red Ball Express (1952)

Director
Budd Boetticher

Main cast
Jeff Chandler; Charles Drake; Sidney Poitier; Jacqueline Duval; Hugh O'Brian

Genres


Description
August 1944: proceeding with the invasion of France, Patton's Third Army has advanced so far toward Paris that it cannot be supplied. To keep up the momentum, Allied HQ establishes an elite military truck route.


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