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Von Richthofen and Brown -- Germany's greatest pilot, Baron von Richthofen, is killed in midair by a Canadian, marking the end of a war in which officers were gentlemen and glory and honor reigned.
Von Richthofen and Brown -- The story of Manfred von Richtofen, the german air ace during the World War I and his truggle with the enemy aces and some jealous german officers. In HD.

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Director:
Writers:
John William Corrington (written by) and
Joyce Hooper Corrington (written by)
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Release Date:
10 September 1971 (Finland) See more »
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Tagline:
On April 21, 1918, the Red Baron of Germany and the Black Sheep of the R.A.F. met in the skies of France for the last time!
Plot:
The story of Manfred von Richtofen, the german air ace during the World War I and his truggle with the enemy aces and some jealous german officers. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
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Cast

  (in credits order)

John Phillip Law ... Baron Manfred von Richthofen

Don Stroud ... Roy Brown
Barry Primus ... Hermann Goering

Corin Redgrave ... Major Lanoe Hawker VC
Karen Ericson ... Ilse (as Karen Huston)
Hurd Hatfield ... Anthony Fokker

Stephen McHattie ... Werner Voss
Brian Foley ... Lothar von Richthofen

Robert La Tourneaux ... Ernest Udet

Peter Masterson ... Major Oswald Boelke
Clint Kimbrough ... Major von Höppner
Tom Adams ... Owen
Ferdy Mayne ... Richthofen's father
David Weston ... Murphy
John Flanagan ... Thompson
Lorraine Rainer ... French girl in the woods
Brian Sturdivant ... May
Maureen Cusack ... Richthofen's mother
George Armitage ... Wolff
Gordon Phillips ... Cargonico
David Osterhout ... Holzapfel
Seamus Forde ... Kaiser
Fred Johnson ... Jeweler
Des Nealon ... British Intelligence Officer
Emmet Bergin
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Shane Briant ... German Pilot
Julie Corman ... Rear gunner on plane attacking German airbase (uncredited)
Michael Fahey ... Richthofen at Age 3 (uncredited)
Vernon Hayden ... Trackl (uncredited)
Peadar Lamb ... German Staff Major (uncredited)
Patrick McLarnon ... German Officer (uncredited)

Robert Walsh ... Richthofen at Age 13 (uncredited)

Directed by
Roger Corman 
 
Writing credits
John William Corrington (written by) and
Joyce Hooper Corrington (written by) (as Joyce H. Corrington)

Produced by
Gene Corman .... producer
Jimmy T. Murakami .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Hugo Friedhofer 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Reed 
 
Film Editing by
Alan Collins 
 
Art Direction by
Jimmy T. Murakami (uncredited)
 
Set Decoration by
Maureen Roche 
 
Costume Design by
Dymphna McKenna 
 
Makeup Department
Toni Delaney .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Peter Manley .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Redmond Morris .... assistant director
Jake Wright .... assistant director
Jimmy T. Murakami .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Liam Saurin .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Peter Dawson .... special effects
Noel Gallagher .... special effects
Gerry Johnston .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Richard D. Bach .... stunt flyer (as Richard Bach)
Charles Boddington .... stunt pilot
Ken Byrne .... stunt pilot
Lynn Garrison .... stunt pilot
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Allwork .... aerial photographer
Seamus Corcoran .... aerial photographer
Lynn Ellsworth .... assistant camera
Paddy Keogh .... key grip
Peter Pechowski .... aerial photographer
Neil Siegler .... assistant camera
Robin Browne .... aerial photographer (uncredited)
Terry Cole .... focus puller (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles Guerin .... wardrober
 
Editorial Department
George Van Noy .... supervising editor
 
Other crew
Julie Halloran .... assistant to director
John Maher .... aviation engineer
William O'Kelly .... production liaison
William O'Kelly .... technical advisor (as Colonel William O4Kelly)
Hilary Wardrop .... script supervisor
Jonathan Demme .... publicist (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Red Baron" - , Ireland (English title) (imdb display title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for war action violence (re-rating) (1994)
Runtime:
97 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Finland:K-12 | Iceland:12 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:PG | USA:GP (original rating) | USA:PG-13 (re-rating) (1994) | West Germany:16 (f)

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Trivia:
Production was shut down briefly due to a disaster on another semi-related film in the area. Birch Williams, an American living expat in Ireland, was the owner of the period planes Roger Corman leased for the production. He was so interested in and excited by what Corman was doing that he decided to make a similar film himself, using his own planes. Unfortunately, there was a midair mishap, and Williams and two pilots were killed. In response, the Irish government shut down all film flying, and the insurance company canceled Corman's policy. It took several days of negotiation to get their status restored, and to resume production.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: In the film, Von Richthofen was shot and wounded on the skull while fighting against British single-seater scouts. In fact, on July 6, 1917, he was shot on the skull and seriously wounded by a bullet fired by the observer's gun of a British F.E. 2 two-seater.See more »
Quotes:
Canadian Reporter:Lieutenant Brown, the readers of the Toronto Star want to know about Canada's newest Ace.
Roy Brown:What is there to know? I'm just a technician; I change things.
Canadian Reporter:Change things?
Roy Brown:Put a plane in front of me, with a man in it, I change them into a wreck and a corpse.
Canadian Reporter:Well... well how do you like France?
Roy Brown:It's a nice country, isn't it? Lots of my friends will be staying after the war.
Canadian Reporter:Ah... how do you like the French girls, Lieutenant?
Roy Brown:With both their arms and legs, I think.
Canadian Reporter:[coughs] ... the German planes, are they dangerous?
Roy Brown:The Germans, they're dangerous. The planes, they're dangerous too. They kill as many Germans as we do, the same way ours do us.
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Version of The Red Baron (1988) (TV)See more »

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19 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Bless you Red Baron..., 3 May 2004
Author: rps-2 from Bracebridge Ont

The flying sequences alone make this a film well worth seeing. They are much like those in The Battle Of Britain except, of course, the aircraft are of World War I vintage. It's also encouraging that Roy Brown was portrayed as a Canadian (which he was) rather than an American. The man had some very rough edges and these are portrayed in the film. (In one unrelated incident, he almost got court martialed for buzzing Picadilly Circus.) In other words Brown was not shown as some sort of handsome Hollywood knight of the sky but a very rough, arrogant, unsophisticated and even unpleasant individual. Good! Thats how it was. Better by half than most war films of its era.

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