The Blue Max

The Blue Max (1966)


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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.

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.

General Count von Klugermann: I'm afraid it's rather a small medal, Willi, but it's the highest Germany can give.
Willi von Klugermann: Thank you... Uncle.

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?

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Jeremy Kemp and George Peppard are playing daredevil in their planes and Kemp's plane hits a brick tower there is a shot of the plane plummeting to the ground. The alert viewer can see the shiny metal wires that were used to support and guide the plane on its way to the ground.

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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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