In 1950, the story of the  Berlin Airlift was made into a film, 'The Big Lift', starring Montgomery Clift.

 

Clift plays an American airman who falls in love with a German girl, in a story set  against the background of the Berlin airlift.

 

The film offers an interesting perspective on how the Americans viewed the airlift - as an heroic, romantic adventure story of Americans saving a people's freedom.

 

Below is a picture of a clip board from the film: