Aces High
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The first World War is in its third year and aerial combat above the Western Front is consuming the nation's favored children at an appalling rate. By early 1917, the average life-span of a British pilot is less than a fortnight. Such losses place a fearsome strain on Gresham, commanding officer of the squadron. Aces High recreates the early days of the Royal Flying Corps with some magnificently staged aerial battles, and sensitive direction presents a moving portrayal of the futilities of war.

  • Released: 1976-05-19
  • Runtime: 114 minutes
  • Genre: Action, Drama, War
  • Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Peter Firth, John Gielgud, Ray Milland, Gilles Béhat, Tim Pigott-Smith, David Daker, Christopher Blake, Barry Jackson, Ron Pember, Pascale Christophe, Judy Buxton, Penny Irving, Tricia Newby, Evelyn Cordeau, Jeanne Patou, John Serret, Gerard Paquis, Jean Driant, Elliott Cooper  Show all >
    Roland Viner, Kim Lotis, Colin Rix, Jane Anthony, Paul Rosebury, Paul Henley, James Cormack, David Wood, Christopher Plummer, Simon Ward, Jacques Maury, Richard Johnson, Trevor Howard, Steven Pacey
  • Director: Jack Gold