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Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:58 PM
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:23 AM
Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:07 AM
Well funny you should say that ? but watched it yesterday and the restored copy is excellent , plot ... is there one ? but an 18 year old Jean Harlow is simply amazing , and loved all those SE5s i counted about 15 ? not sure on the Albtross DV VII though , but had last seen a very poor copy on BBC2 back in the early 1980s and this is so much better cleaned up and remasterd ,i rember some where a article on the Gotha being a converted USAAF aircraft , any way the flying sequences from the Great War era in my view have not been betterd ?
Posted 24 April 2012 - 03:43 PM
Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:28 PM
Ah yes thats the one always mess up me Fockkers , i understand that quite a few were sold to the Bavarian Police and the new Polish Airforce , and that more than a few went to Southern California and used in Hollywood , after watching again am very suprised at the quality of the ariel dogfights which i do not belive have seen their equel , and the 18 year old Harlow is a real suprise , there was a myth that the Gotha was a ex Imperial German airforce but as you say has now been proved to be a mocked up USAAF aircraft , also some of the Fockkers look odd ? i read a article many years ago in Scale Modeler concerning the aircraft used in the movie industry at that time and it mentioned a USAAF fighter converted to represent German aircraft it was known at the time as the Wicthia Fockker ? ,the Imperial German uniforms look very good , Brownlow in his book on early American epics states that Eriv Von Strohiem purchased 1000,s of ex Imperial uniforms from both Germany and Austria for movie use and as their requirement wained in the 1930s were put into storage in the 1930s ,he states that many of the parade uniforms were sold off in the 1960s to colleges ect for conversion to uniforms for use in marching bands ?
Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:52 PM
Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:39 PM
Ah yes I remember it well
Pals of a certain age will recall that another star of this film (who did some of the flying scenes himself) was Ben Lyon, patriarch of the popular 1950s BBC radio comedy family series 'Life With The Lyons'.
Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:52 PM
If any one is going over to France soon , beaware that in Northern France quite a few of the super markets have a sale of DVDs and one in particular is the 1930 Hells Angels its a remasterd copy simply stunning and 1.95 Euro ! its in orginal English with French subtitles well worth having a quick look for .
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