This classic film on World War 1 based on R. C. Sheriff's 1929 London and Broadway stageplay, Journey's End stars Malcolm Mc Dowell, Christopher Plummer and Simon Ward. Aces High his Jack Gold's adaptation on the big screen of the story of a naive young officer straight from school arriving on the Western front to fight the air war against the Germans. Moving the setting of the play from trenches to the Flying Corps in France during 1916, Jack Gold focuses on the young British airmen of 76 Squadron.
Croft (Firth), a public school boy turned RFC officer, arrives in France to take over as Second Lieutenant of a British detachment. He has deliberately manoeuvred his way into this