The Blue Max

The Blue Max

DVD - 2003
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A low-born infantryman becomes a pilot in the elite German air force during World War I, almost deliberately stepping on the sensibilities of his aristocratic comrades in the process. A national hero, he wins the Blue Max, the highest award that can be bestowed upon an aviator. His fame is exploited by a general, who tolerates the affair between the pilot and the general's wife. The canny general knows that, eventually, the pilot will become expendable, and a "heroic" death can be arranged.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2003.
Edition: Widescreen ed.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 156 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary: A low-born infantryman becomes a pilot in the elite German air force during World War I, almost deliberately stepping on the sensibilities of his aristocratic comrades in the process. A national hero, he wins the Blue Max, the highest award that can be bestowed upon an aviator. His fame is exploited by a general, who tolerates the affair between the pilot and the general's wife. The canny general knows that, eventually, the pilot will become expendable, and a "heroic" death can be arranged.

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RescueDog
Jul 31, 2017

The movie didn't do a lot for me. I didn't find it to be very interesting & it didn't teach me anything about World War I. Accents were weird. Some British, some American, some German. I started the movie over to confirm that all of these people were supposed to be German.

aaa5756 Jun 04, 2013

This movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. Not too bad---good performance. I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.

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Koenigstiger
Jul 14, 2011

The Blue Max is an excellent film- it's a fairly unique setting, which is interesting, and the cast is top-notch; the only real issue is George Peppard's American accent- although it might have been even worse if he'd tried to do an English or German one LOL Highly recommended.

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“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

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phyllis49
Mar 14, 2012

A low-born infantryman becomes a pilot during World War I, almost deliberately stepping on the sensibilities of his aristocratic comrades in the process. A national hero, he wins the Blue Max, the highest award that can be bestowed upon an aviator. His fame is exploited by a general, who tolerates the affair between the pilot and the general's wife. The canny general knows that, eventually, the pilot will become expendable, and a "heroic" death can be arranged.
George Peppard, James Mason, Ursula andress, Jeremy Kemp, Karl Michael Vogler, Anton Diffring, Harry Towb, Peter woodthorpe, Derek Newark.

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