Red Ball Express

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Red Ball Express is a 1952 World War II war film directed by Budd Boetticher and starring Jeff Chandler. The film is based on the real Red Ball Express convoys that took place after the D-Day landings in Normandy in June 1944. read more

Red Ball Express is a 1952 World War II war film directed by Budd Boetticher and starring Jeff Chandler. The film is based on the real Red Ball Express convoys that took place after the D-Day landings in Normandy in June 1944. The tag line for the movie is "From beachhead to battlefront! They carry the ammo for Patton's Tanks!"

Original Release

05/24/1952

US Release

05/24/1952

Cast

Jeff Chandler Lt. Chick Campbell / Lt Campbell
Charles Drake Narrator / Pvt. Ronald Partridge / Partridge
Sidney Poitier Robertson
Jacqueline Duval Antoinette Dubois / Antoinette
Hugh O'Brian Pvt. Wilson / Wilson
Robert Davis McCord
Bubber Johnson Pvt. Taffy Smith / Taffy
Frank Chase Pvt. Higgins / Higgins
Gregg Palmer Tank Lieutenant / Tank Lt
Howard Petrie Maj. Gen. Lee Gordon / Gen Gordon
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Budd Boetticher

Writers

John Michael Hayes, Marcy Klauber, William Grady Jr.

Cast

Jeff Chandler Lt. Chick Campbell / Lt Campbell
Charles Drake Narrator / Pvt. Ronald Partridge / Partridge
Sidney Poitier Robertson
Jacqueline Duval Antoinette Dubois / Antoinette
Hugh O'Brian Pvt. Wilson / Wilson
Robert Davis McCord
Bubber Johnson Pvt. Taffy Smith / Taffy
Frank Chase Pvt. Higgins / Higgins
Gregg Palmer Tank Lieutenant / Tank Lt
Howard Petrie Maj. Gen. Lee Gordon / Gen Gordon
Judith Braun Joyce McClellan / Joyce
John Hudson Tank Sergeant / Tank Sgt
Cindy Garner Kitty Walsh / Kitty
Jack Kelly Heyman
Yola d'Avril Barmaid
Alex Nicol Sgt. Red Kallek / Sgt Kallek
Davis Roberts Pvt. Dave McCord
Douglas Bank Mechanic
Nan Boardman French Peasant Mother
Eugene Borden Dubois -- Antoinette's Father

Producers

Editors

Edward Curtiss

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