Movie Monday: The Blue Max
Set on the Western Front during WWI, The Blue Max is a British war film which recounts the unceasing determination of a German fighter pilot from a humble background, against all class and status barriers to achieve the highly coveted Pour le Mérite. With his sights set firmly on attaining Imperial Germany’s highest military honor for valor, also known as the ‘Blue Max’, the young German Corporal Bruno Stachel swaps the trenches for the cockpit, joining the German Army Air Service and beginning his mission to shoot down 20 aircraft to win the medal. Directed by John Guillermin and starring George Peppard as the lead along with James Mason, Ursula Andress, Karl Michael Vogler and Jeremy Kemp, The Blue Max is an aviation movie which shows off old school film making at its best, making it perfect for history enthusiasts in every aspect! Cockpit USA approved.