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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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Joyce Hooper Corrington (written by)
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Release Date:
10 September 1971 (Finland) See more »
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!
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 »
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  (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)
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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Also Known As:
"The Red Baron" - , Ireland (English title) (imdb display title)
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Rated PG-13 for war action violence (re-rating) (1994)
97 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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)

Did You Know?

While the dogfights were shot in Ireland over a two-week period using actual vintage planes, the crash sequences were filmed at Andrews Air Force base in a single day, using models assembled by a group of teenaged hobbyists Roger Corman happened across while scouting locations.See more »
Factual errors: Hermann Goering was not assigned to the Flying Circus until he took over as its commander several months after Manfred von Richthofen's death. Also, his later reputation notwithstanding, there is no evidence that Goering ever machine-gunned civilians or committed other atrocities as a World War One fighter pilot.See more »
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 (2008)See more »


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22 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Better than expected, 15 July 2003
Author: xorys ( from Toronto, Canada

Given the very negative comments by others on IMDB about this film, I wasn't really expecting much, especially given that it was directed by Roger Corman, who, whilst he certainly has his talents, would not really be expected to helm a period piece with high production values. Actually I found this film not at all bad. Certainly its narrative plays fast and loose with historical details. But it is quite authentic in many respects - the planes themselves, and the nature of air combat depicted, are reasonably accurate (better, for example, than the planes in The Blue Max, which often look like very thinly disguised Tiger Moths). And fair chunks of the dialogue seem to be taken almost directly from the writings of actual WW1 flyers. Even the rather melodramatic plot does have roots in historical truths, and functions well enough to engage the viewer's attention throughout. I'd say it's definitely worth a look, and compares surprisingly well with the generally much better regarded The Blue Max.

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