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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. One (racially integrated) platoon of this Red Ball Express encounters private enmities, bypassed enemy pockets, minefields, and increasingly perilous missions, leavened by a touch of comedy.Written by
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James Edwards was originally cast in the role of Robertson, but was fired during production when he refused to testify before HUAC. He was replaced by Sidney Poitier. See more »
The real Red Ball Express operated two separate roads for traffic (one going to the front and one for returning empty) Two-way traffic on a single road, as shown in the film , never occurred. See more »
No credits besides the title, seven minutes in the film. See more »
Some clown said that blacks were expendable and used for dangerous routes. Yeah combat isn't dangerous? It was a segregated Army in 1944. This 1952 movie with an integrated and respectful cast is pretty damn revolutionary.
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