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Dawn Patrol (also known as "Flight Commander")
| Total Clicks: 1671 | Report Broken Link |
Year: 1930
Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Neil Hamilton
Director: Howard Hawks
MPAA: NR
Genre: Drama
Aircraft: Nieuport 28, Thomas-Morse SC3, Pfalz D.XII, Standard H-1, Garland Lincoln LF-1 and Travel Air 4000 made to look like Fokker
Summary: A hotshot World War I flyer almost cracks under the pressure of sending his men on perilous missions.
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The Eagle and the Hawk
| Total Clicks: 2169 | Report Broken Link |
Year: 1933
Stars: Frederic March, Cary Grant, Carole Lombard
Director: Stuart Walker
MPAA: NR
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 72 minutes
Aircraft: D.H.4, D.H.9, Waco ATO, Thomas-Morse S4C, Travel Air 2000
Summary: March plays a two-seater pilot in the RFC with a bad reputation for getting his observers killed. Grant is an observer who March has prevented from getting pilot training.
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Flyboys
| Total Clicks: 1688 | Report Broken Link |
Actors: James Franco, Scott Hazell, Mac McDonald, Philip Winchester, Todd Boyce
Directors: Tony Bill
Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English

Inspired by the true story of the legendary Lafayette Escadrille, this action-packed epic tells the tale of America's first fighter pilots. These courageous young men distinguish themselves in a manner that none before them had dared, becoming true heroes who experience triumph, tragedy, love, and loss amid the chaos of World War I. Hang on for the ride of your life!
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The Great Waldo Pepper
| Total Clicks: 1962 | Report Broken Link |
Year: 1975
Stars: Robert Redford, Bo Svenson, Bo Brundin, Susan Sarandon
Director: George Roy Hill
MPAA: PG
Genre: Drama, Action
Runtime: 107 minutes
Summary: Waldo Pepper and Axel Olsson were World War I fighter pilots. Now they make their living as midwestern stunt flyers. Taking on one challenge after another, Waldo playfully fights to keep his title as top stuntman. By providing thrills for local folk and travellers alike, Waldo gets the opportunity to shine in the limelight, a kind of recognition he's always wanted but never received. But this post-war period is difficult for Waldo, Axel and their friends, all of whom are struggling to find their place in the world and reconcile themselves with a war-torn past.
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Hell's Angels
| Total Clicks: 2293 | Report Broken Link |
Year: 1930 Stars: Jean Harlow, Ben Lyon
Director: Howard Hughes
Format: NTSC
MPAA: NR
Genre: Drama, Adventure
Summary: Action-packed WWI film about two brothers who join the Royal Flying Corps and become rivals for the same woman. Production included 87 biplanes, 80 pilots and many crashes, three of which were fatal. Received an Academy Award nomination for Best Cinematography.
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Lafayette Escadrille
| Total Clicks: 1765 | Report Broken Link |
Year: 1958
Stars: Tab Hunter, Etchika Choureau
Director: William A. Wellman
Format: NTSC
MPAA: NR
Genre: War, Romance
Runtime: 93 minutes
Summary: Film based on the story "C'est La Guerre."
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The Red Baron
| Total Clicks: 2234 | Report Broken Link |
Year: 1988
Format: NTSC
MPAA: NR
Genre: Documentary
Summary: "The Red Baron, World War I's premier ace, changed German fighting tactics to a deadly science and was Germany's ace of aces. Also included are personal interviews with the few surviving pilots who flew with and against him."
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Red Baron: Master of the Air
| Total Clicks: 2016 | Report Broken Link |
Year: 1997
MPAA: NR
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 50 minutes
Summary: A&E's 'BIOGRAPHY' targets the life and legend of the famed aviator in this definitive program. Military and aviation historians reveal what made Richthofen so effective, reliving his astounding exploits, while clips show him in action. An A&E film.
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Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
| Total Clicks: 1494 | Report Broken Link |
Year: 1939
Stars: Fred Astaire
Director: H.C. Potter
MPAA: NR
Genre: Drama, Musical
Summary: In the 1910s, dance champion and WWI ace Vernon Castle and his wife Irene took the dances of the Americas to France and became the talk of "le tout Paris." Film follows Castle from his days as an instructor at Kelly Field in Texas to his death in combat. Filmed with S.E.5s and Jennies.
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Von Richthofen and Brown
| Total Clicks: 1531 | Report Broken Link |
Year: 1971
Stars: John Phillip Law, Don Stroud
Director: Roger Corman
MPAA: NR
Genre: War, Drama
Runtime: 97 minutes
Aircraft: Replica Fokker DR.I, S.E.5a
Summary: Germany's greatest pilot, Baron von Richthofen, is killed in midair by a Canadian, marking the end of a war in which officers were gentlemen and glory and honor reigned.
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