Von Richthofen and Brown

Von Richthofen and Brown

Director: Roger Corman Cast: Tom Adams, John Flanagan, Brian Foley

Blu-ray (Color / Wide Screen / DTS)

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Overview

This film of the wartime exploits of Baron Von Richthoven, who was also known as the "Red Baron," was a relatively lavish Corman-brothers production, and is directed by Roger Corman. The film's airborne dogfight sequences are among its most notable features. Vintage World War I airplanes were used, and accidents during filming resulted in one death and several injuries. The evolution of airborne warfare from being a sporting game between gentlemen to its use as an instrument of total war is integral to the story. Von Richthoven (John Phillip Law), who becomes an air ace and an important German hero, was an early aeronautical rival of Hermann Goering (Barry Primus). So important was he to German morale that he was asked to retire from fighting, so that he could assume a position in the post-war German government. He refused, and was killed by a young Canadian (Don Stroud) in an airborne battle. Spookily enough, even though he died in the air, his plane is reputed to have landed intact.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/21/2019
UPC: 0738329234676
Original Release: 1971
Rating: PG-13
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Time: 1:37:00
Sales rank: 11,675

Special Features

Interview with director Roger Corman; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Adams Owen
John Flanagan Thompson
Brian Foley Lothar von Richthofen
Seamus Ford Kaiser
Freddy Johnson Jeweler
John Phillip Law Baron Manfred Von Richthofen
Don Stroud Roy Brown
Barry Primus Hermann Goering
Clint Kimbrough Maj. Von Hoeppner
Peadar Lamb German Staff Major
Ferdinand "Ferdy" Mayne Father Richthofen
Stephen McHattie Voss
David R. Osterhout Holzapfel
Gordon Phillips Cargonico
Lorraine Rainier Girl in Woods
Robert Walsh Manfred Richthofen, Age 13
David Weston Murphy
Maureen Cusack Mother Richthofen
Vernon Hayden Trackl
Des Nealon British Intelligence Officer
George Armitage Wolff
Karen Huston Ilse
Peter Masterson Maj. Oswald Boelcke
Corin Redgrave Hawker
Hurd Hatfield Fokker

Technical Credits
Roger Corman Director
Peter Allwork Cinematographer
Alan Collins Editor
Sean Corcoran Cinematographer
Gene Corman Producer
John William Corrington Screenwriter
Joyce Hooper Corrington Screenwriter
Peter Dawson Special Effects
Peter Dawson Special Effects
Toni Delaney Makeup
Hugo W. Friedhofer Score Composer
James Murakami Art Director
Michael Reed Cinematographer
Liam Saurin Sound/Sound Designer
George Van Noy Editor
Jake Wright Asst. Director

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