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The Blue Max

The Blue Max(1966)

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Remind Me

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  • Willi von Klugermann  

    Well, aren't you coming? It's an order.

  • Bruno Stachel  

    Why?

  • Willi von Klugermann  

    Because our commanding officer has made it one. He believes in chivalry, Stachel.

  • Bruno Stachel  

    Chivalry?! To kill a man, then make a ritual out of saluting him -- that's hypocrisy. They kill me, I don't want anyone to salute.

  • Willi von Klugermann  

    They probably won't.

  • Willi von Klugermann  

    By the way, Stachel... there's an impression around that... you care more about your unconfirmed kill than you do about Fabian's death.

  • Bruno Stachel  

    Perhaps it's force of habit. In the trenches, we couldn't even bury the dead; there were too many of them. I've never had the time... to discuss them over a glass of champagne.

  • General Count von Klugermann  

    I'm afraid it's rather a small medal, Willi, but it's the highest Germany can give.

  • General Count von Klugermann  

    Stachel. I want him brought to Berlin immediately.

  • Aide  

    Yes, Herr General.

  • General Count von Klugermann  

    There is some difficulty?

  • Aide  

    Well, I don't know what you have in mind, Herr General, but, uh, with the offensive at its height, well, there'd have to be some legitimate excuse to order him to come.

  • General Count von Klugermann  

    He's wounded, isn't he?

  • General Count von Klugermann  

    Take a look outside. See that? Revolution is just beneath the surface! If that happens, everything we stand for will be DESTROYED -- unless the German officer corps stands like a rock, intact! And what is more important, untarnished. I made this Stachel into a national hero for good military reasons. If I court-martial him now, it will reflect on the integrity of the whole officer corps.

  • Otto Heidemann  

    Herr General, I see now, I have notions of honor which are outdated.

  • General Count von Klugermann  

    Ahh, they're not outdated!

  • General Count von Klugermann  

    Stored. With care, and love, for better times.