The Blue Max

  • Film
  • Drama
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Guillermin has made rather a career of the sort of film which is remembered for its special effects and pyrotechnical action sequences, usually in a context of unashamed banality. The Blue Max deserves plaudits for its WWI dogfight sequences, but the human drama (overweeningly ambitious pilot scuppers himself by playing footsy with his superior's wife) never gets off the ground, despite the novelty of its involving German airmen (on which score it was later wiped out of the skies by Roger Corman's The Red Baron).

Release details

Duration: 155 mins

Cast and crew

Director: John Guillermin
Screenwriter: David Pursall, Jack Seddon, Gerald Hanley
Cast: George Peppard
James Mason
Ursula Andress
Jeremy Kemp
Karl Michael Vogler
Anton Diffring
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