During World War I, a British aristocrat, an American entrepreneur, and the latter's attractive young daughter, set out to destroy a German battlecruiser, which is awaiting repairs in an inlet just off Zanzibar.
Violette Bushell is the daughter of an English father and a French mother, living in London in the early years of World War 2. She meets a handsome young French soldier in the park and ... See full summary »
Mick Travis is a reporter who is about to shoot a documentary on Britannia Hospital, an institution which mirrors the downsides of British Society. It's the day when Her Royal Highness is ... See full summary »
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>
The "S.E.5a's" the British pilots are flying are in reality modified Belgian "SV4 Stampe's" from the 1930s. Three airworthy and one static aircraft were used. The static was set on fire in a scene. See more »
Because of the use of more modern 'disguised' aircraft, most of the kites shown have pneumatic tyres on their undercarriage, instead of the solid rubber tyres correct to the period. See more »
Good old English film school! Everything in this film is much above average: realistic character of what we call "superhero" that is played by amazing and 100% well casted Malcolm McDowell. War heroism brought to big question by all means is performed by great and colorful film style. What lies beneath the war is depicted well in leading characters. Discretely implied message of anti-war film is presented by disability of sane human conscience to accept death and destruction. Very good dogfight scenes, excellent acting and above everything dynamic and engaging movie pace. Strongly recommended to all war movie lovers.
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