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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 »
Genre:
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:
Excellent Action in the Air See more (26 total) »

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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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:
One of the stunt flyers was Richard D. Bach, the pilot and author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1973).See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: When Hawker was shot down by Richthofen, he flew an Airco D.H.2.See more »
Quotes:
Reporter:You started the war as a cavalry officer, yeah?
Baron Manfred von Richthofen:Yeah.
Reporter:So, now, how does it feel to fly? To fight in the sky?
Baron Manfred von Richthofen:My ancestors were Teutonic knights; I've merely exchanged my horse for an airplane.
Reporter:[laughing] I see, so the flying is just a means to an end?
Baron Manfred von Richthofen:The flying is wonderful! But it's the hunt that I find most satisfying: the stalking, the chase, and finally the kill. The climax.
Reporter:Oh, so you enjoy it sir?
Baron Manfred von Richthofen:What should I say? War is the father of nations. It makes them slaves or it makes them free. Victory brings with it a climax, a sense of fulfillment.
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Movie Connections:
Version of The Red Baron (1988) (TV)See more »

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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Excellent Action in the Air, 28 December 2009
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Von Richthofen and Brown (1971)

** (out of 4)

John Phillip Law plays Baron Manfred von Richthofen and Don Stroud plays Roy Brown, the famous dog fighters of WW1 who would eventually meet in the air. This Corman production takes a look at the two men's lives leading up to that day in the air. This is a rather strange film because on one hand it's easy to recommend to people because the stuff in the air is downright brilliant yet on the other hand, everything on the ground is a complete bore. This would turn out to be Corman's final film as director for nearly two decades so it's an interesting film to go out on. For the most part he handles the material quite well but I can't help but wish he had spent a few more dollars on the screenplay and delivered a more interesting story. I must admit that my mind kept wondering around and losing focus because everything that happens on the group is just downright boring and at times it's hard to figure out what's going on. History buffs say the film isn't that true to reality but I can live with that. I do wish that Corman had done something more because what we get just isn't enough to work as a bio flick or as any type of human drama. What does work are the amazing aerial shots that are quite thrilling. Apparently all of the aerial things were filmed over a two week period and they are so well made that they certainly make you feel as if you're up there in the air fighting yourself. The cinematography that captures all of this is exceptional as well. The violence is quite bloody throughout but it's realistic. Both actors turn in decent performances but they can only work with what they got. In the end, action fans might want to check this one out for the amazing battle scenes but history buffs will probably be upset with the film.

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