The Blue Max (1966)

Directed by: John Guillermin

Stars: George Peppard, James Mason, Ursula Andress

Language: English | Subtitles: English, French, German (embed)

Country: Uk | Imdb Info | Ar: 2.35:1 | Brrip

Description A young pilot in the German air force of 1918, disliked as lower-class and unchivalrous, tries ambitiously to earn the medal offered for 20 kills.


2.20GB | 155:40mins | 1280×542 | mkv

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2 Responses to The Blue Max (1966)

  1. AirBuff says:

    “particularly, World War One aircraft.”

    That explains why they used the 1929 era French Morane-Saulnier MS.230 at the end of the movie. Also, this excerpt from Wiki:

  2. Big Dave says:

    An absolute must watch for fans of World War One movies, and particularly, World War One aircraft. The filmmakers wanted authenticity, and went for it. The planes are as period-perfect as any you will see in any movie. The aerial sequences are amazing. Lots of great stunt flying. No CGI, just stick and rudder greatness.

    Add a very good plot and script, and George Peppard in the lead role as a German Officer who has come from the trenches to the cockpit, seeing flying as not only a more effective way to fight but as a way to advance into a higher social class that at times does not really want him. The highest German military decoration of the war, the blue cross of the “Pour Le Merite,” or “Blue Max,” is his ultimate goal, and he will let no man (or woman) on either the enemy side or his own stop him in his quest. Peppard is at his absolute best in this one, and the rest of the cast is going on all cylinders.

    If you like flying movies, social class conflict movies (Ironically, Downton Abbey fans might dig this one) or just old school swaggering war movies with tons of attitude and character, this one is for you. Great movie.

    Trivia: For the Premiere, in 1966, all “Blue Max” winners who were alive at the time were invited to the screening. I know this, as my College History Professor was at the same screening.

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