While reading another thread about film commissions, I thought about how Fort Worth has been viewed historically in filmdom. Two classic movies come to mind..."Fort Worth" (a 1951 western starring Randolph Scott) and "Strategic Air Command" (1955 film starring Jimmy Stewart). I have personal memories of the latter movie in that I grew up on the city's west side under the flight path used by Carswell AFB, which is one of the locations shot in that movie.
Fort Worth in cinema history
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Posted 28 December 2017 - 11:17 AM
I love "Strategic Air Command". It's one of my favorite Jimmy Stewart movies. Here's a video of the first B-36 takeoff scene filmed at Carswell. I've heard it's the only existing footage of a B-36 in flight.
Posted 29 December 2017 - 10:04 AM
There's a number of versions of that video on You Tube. The one I linked was easily the highest quality, but it unfortunately lacked the movie dialogue and the outstanding score. Someone in an aviation group that I follow on Facebook posted a great high quality, full audio version without sub-titles last week and I can't find it to save my life.
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