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Aces High (1976)

 -  War | Drama | Action  -  December 1977 (USA)
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In WW1 the high casualty rate among the rookie pilots of the Royal Flying Corps puts an enormous strain on the survivors.

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Sinclair
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Crawford
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Croft
David Wood ...
Thompson
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Headmaster
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Silkin
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Lyle
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Brigadier Whale
Christopher Blake ...
Roberts
Gilles Béhat ...
Beckenauer (as Gilles Behat)
Elliott Cooper ...
Wade
David Daker ...
Bennett
Barry Jackson ...
Joyce
Jacques Maury ...
Ponnelle
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A naive young officer straight from school arrives on the Western front to fight the air war against the Germans. However, the life expectancy of green pilots is not very good. Written by Orde Saunders <ODS101@York.ac.uk>

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High above the trenches 14 days is a long life...This is the 15th day!

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War | Drama | Action

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December 1977 (USA)  »

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Aces High  »

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Budget:

£1,250,000 (estimated)
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(Technicolor) (uncredited)

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1.66 : 1
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The melody to the song, "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows", is heard. It is unlikely to be this song which was not published until 1917. The melody is based on "Fantaisie-Impromptu" by Frédéric Chopin and it is likely to be this that is heard, though most people would think of the first song. See more »

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Major Gressham is depicted as the leader of 76 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. That particular squadron was based in England throughout the war and never saw action in France or elsewhere. See more »

Quotes

Mess Corporal Bennett: [as the pilots set off early in the morning on a dangerous mission] How many for breakfast? Any of them?
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Opening credits prologue: England October 1916 See more »

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Remake of Journey's End (1930) See more »

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Written by Frédéric Chopin
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Journeys End with WW1 planes
15 February 2001 | by (London , England) – See all my reviews



Ive seen this film about four times. A great film that didn't flinch from showing a class-ridden and brutal look at the reality of World War 1. Malcolm MacDowell was excellent as the Squadron Leader and Christopher Plummer was superb as the 'kindly uncle' figure who gave allowances and understanding to young pilots who were faced with the prospect of death every day on active duty.

World War One films are very hard to make , simply because the Director has to capture and expose the horror of a modern war in a period where the participants are caught in a mood of adventure and duty.Aces High demonstrates this fact entirely.

The film is based on the book Journeys End , and damn I missed it when it was on at the theatre , but hey. Anyway this film version is turned into the Play with Planes.

Anyway a great Film and brilliantly acted. I highly recommend this film to any war film buff , like myself.


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