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Aces High (1976)

 -  War | Drama | Action  -  December 1977 (USA)
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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.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Capt. 'Uncle' Sinclair
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Lt. Crawford
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Lt. Stephen Croft
David Wood ...
Lt. 'Tommy' Thompson
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Headmaster
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Lieutenant Colonel Silkin
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Major Lyle
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Brigadier General Whale
Christopher Blake ...
Lieutenant Roberts
Gilles Béhat ...
Captain Beckenauer (as Gilles Behat)
Elliott Cooper ...
Lieutenant Wade
David Daker ...
Mess Corporal Bennett
Barry Jackson ...
Corporal Albert 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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First cinema feature of Tim Pigott-Smith. See more »

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Croft and Sinclair fly an Avro 504 on a reconnaissance mission. They are attacked by a German fighter. When we see the Avro from the German pilots point of view, it has transformed into a Caudron Luciole, because those scenes are outtakes from "The Blue Max". See more »

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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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Edited into Blackadder Goes Forth: Private Plane (1989) See more »

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Goodbye-ee
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Written by Bert Lee and R.P. Weston
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Good for the beginners
11 March 2004 | by (Londrina,Brazil) – See all my reviews

I have seen this film when I was young, and was very impressed. Probably it turns on my interest in aerial warfare in World War I. Despite technically awful from the airplanes types view, the film shows exactly, with no glamour, how was the life of fighter pilots in WWI.

Life expectancy for a new pilot was just two weeks. There was no real training for the pilots, and few of the old pilots care about teaching anything to the new ones. If you look at the dangerous machines they should fly, antiaircraft fire and the enemy machines, it's a miracle that someone has survived to told us the history.


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