The Blue Max

The Blue Max (1966)


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Kettering: No confirmation, no claim. That's a squadron rule.
Bruno Stachel: But I saw it! It was a kill.
Kettering: Then, you have the deep satisfaction of knowing you have served the Fatherland.

Willi von KluGermann: To your unconfirmed victory, next time you must have witnesses.
Other pilots: Witnesses.

David George

Bruno Stachel: I don't suppose you've ever had an unconfirmed kill?
Willi von KluGermann: Oh, but I have. I've had, 3.
Bruno Stachel: Then you shot down 23.
Willi von KluGermann: No, 20.

David George

Otto Heidemann: It's a cruel world Stachel.

Ziegel: I can't keep these barges flying forever - I'm a mechanic, not a magician.
Otto Heidemann: No, Ziegel, you ARE a magician, whether you like it or not.

Bruno Stachel: You amuse me.
Countess Kaeti von Klugermann: I?
Bruno Stachel: People like you, the Count, Willi.
Countess Kaeti von Klugermann: Amuse or shock?
Bruno Stachel: I said amuse.
Countess Kaeti von Klugermann: I adore your innocence. You really believe your betters should behave better. Don't you?

Other mistake: The movie concludes with George Peppard crashing a test monoplane. The shot is from James Mason's office, looking out over the airfield. We hear the sound of the diving plane, but do not see it. After the camera has been focused on the field for a few seconds, we see a large explosion, which is meant to represent the crashing plane. The falling plane is missing. From the position of the shot, we should have seen the crashing plane. (00:12:15)

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Trivia: The number of the Berlin hotel room Bruno Stachel stays in the night before he is to be awarded the Blue Max is '22', which equals the number of planes he has shot down. He needed only 20 to win the award, but he had to shoot down two more in order to make up for Willy's kills that he claimed as his own earlier in the film.

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