vonOben's Aviation Movie Poster Collection
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Director: William A. Wellman
Actors: Clara Bow, Charles Buddy Rogers, Richard Arlen,Gary Cooper.
Story: Two Americans join the Army Air Corps and are posted to the 39th Aero Squadron in France during WW1.
Wellman, the director had been flying with the Lafayette Flying Corps in France and Arlen had served in the Canadian RFC from 1917.
The combat flying sequences are among the best in Hollywood history!
Oscar winner as Best Picture.
Director: Howard Hughes
Actors: Ben Lyon, James Hall, Jean Harlow.
Story: Two brothers enlist with the RAF when World War I breaks out.
Howard Hughes purchased a batch of WW1 aircraft to use in this expensive film, which is unmatched for aerial spectacle.
The Dawn Patrol
Director: Edmund Goulding
Actors: Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone, David Niven.
Story: In 1915 the 39th Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps is stationed in France.
This is a remake of the 1930 classic.
Spitfire / The First of the Few
Director: Leslie Howard
Actors: Leslie Howard, David Niven.
Story: R.J. Mitchell developed the famous WW2 fighter plane the Supermarine Spitfire.
This was Leslie Howard's last screen appearance.
Director: David Miller
Actors: John Wayne, John Carroll, Anna Lee.
Story: The famous Flying Tigers are fighting the Japanese over China during WW2.
Director: Walter Grauman
Actors: Cliff Robertson,George Chakiris, Maria Perschy.
Story: In 1944 a Mosquito squadron get a dangerous mission to destroy a German munitions factory in Norway
by bombing the cliff overhanging it.
The Blue Max
Director: John Guillermin
Actors: George Peppard, Ursula Andress, Jeremy Kemp.
Story: Bruno Stachel is an ambitious and skilful German pilot during WW1, who tries to earn the medal "Blue Max" offered for 20 kills.
Fantastic aerial photography and memorable Jerry Goldsmith score.
The aircraft in the film are replicas of the British SE5A and RE8 and the German Pfalz DIIIA and Fokker Dr I.
Based on Jack Hunters novel.
Battle of Britain
Director: Guy Hamilton
Actors: Laurence Olivier, Robert Shaw, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer.
Story: In 1940, the British Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle against the Germany Luftwaffe to prevent a Nazi invasion of Britain.
The producers pulled together more than 100 1940-vintage aircraft for this film. A total of 36 Spitfires, 3 Hurricanes, 28 Bf 109s were collected
and 31 Heinkel He 111 bombers and a Junkers Ju 52 were borrowed from the Spanish Air Force. Superb aerial sequences.
Director: Richard Fleischer, Toshio Masuda, Kinji Fukasuku.
Actors: Martin Balsam, Jason Robards,Joseph Cotten.
Story: The attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941 from both American and Japanese points of view.
More than 70 aircraft were used in the filming as 5 Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses, 2 Curtiss P-40 Warhawks and the Consolidated PBY Catalinas.
The Red Baron / Von Richthofen and Brown
Director: Roger Corman
Actors: John Phillip Law, Don Stroud.
Story: : In WW1 the famous German ace Manfred von Richthofen struggles with enemy aces. Excellent aerial sequences.
Director: Michael Caton-Jones
Actors: Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz.
Story: This is a remake of the documentary of 1944 and follows the crew of a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress "The Memphis Belle" on their 25th
and final bombing mission to Germany in the summer of 1943.
Five real B-17's were used in the filming.
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