Thu, Feb 28|
Heritage House Arts & Civic Center
SIDNEY POITIER and JEFF CHANDLER in RED BALL EXPRESS (Budd Boetticher, 1952)(evening screening)
NORMANDY - AUGUST 1944: After the invasion of France and the breakout from the French bocage, or hedgerow country, Patton's Third Army has now advanced so far and so fast in its race toward Paris that it can no longer be supplied. It's up to the men of THE RED BALL EXPRESS to get the troops moving.
Time & Location
Feb 28, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM
Heritage House Arts & Civic Center , 1428 Jenkins Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421, USA
About the event
In honor of BLACK HISTORY MONTH, Heritage House proudly presents Budd Boetticher's RED BALL EXPRESS . . .
To maintain the momentum of Patton's forward drive, Allied command establishes an elite military transport route -- THE RED BALL EXPRESS, whose trucks have priority over all other traffic on the road. The Red Ball Express is manned in large part by African-American soldiers, and they take their assigned task none too lightly.
SIDNEY POITIER portrays one member of a racially integrated platoon of The Express who will encounter private enmities, bypassed enemy pockets, minefields, and increasingly perilous missions (all leavened by a touch of comedy) in his mission to speed supplies to the front lines.
Noted character actors HUGH O'BRIAN, ALEX NICOL and CHARLES DRAKE costar in this WWII epic from renowned Hollywood director BUDD BOETTICHER, best-known for the series of Ranown westerns starring RANDOLPH SCOTT.
(More on the Ranown series may be found at: http://ranown.blogspot.com)