Title : Aces High
Genre : Action, Drama, War
Cast : Malcolm McDowell (Maj. John Gresham), Christopher Plummer (Capt. 'Uncle' Sinclair), Simon Ward (Lt. Crawford), Peter Firth (Lt. Stephen Croft), David Wood (Lt. 'Tommy' Thompson), John Gielgud (Headmaster), Trevor Howard (Lieutenant Colonel Silkin), Richard Johnson (Major Lyle), Ray Milland (Brigadier General Whale), Gilles Béhat (Captain Beckenauer), Tim Pigott-Smith (Major Stoppard), Christopher Blake (Lieutenant Roberts), Penny Irving (French Girl), John Serret (French Colonel), Barry Jackson (Joyce), Paul Rosebury (Replacement)
Movie Plot : 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.