Reach for the Sky (1957)





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One of the many inspirational true stories told about WWII, this is the story of Douglas Bader, an undauntable character who was involved in an accident which cost him both of his legs. Despite this, he became a WWII squadron commander and was a hero during the Battle of Britain. Shot down over France and held prisoner by the Germans, he still survived and returned to England leading 3,000 planes over London in a victory flight. ~ Tana Hobart, Rovi

Rating: G
Genre: Drama, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Paul Brickhill, Lewis Gilbert
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 6, 2011
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as Douglas Bader

as Thelma Bader

as Johnny Sanderson

as Stan Turner

as Mr. Joyce

as Nurse Brace

as Streatfield

as Sister Thornhill

as Air Vice Marshal Lei...

as Air Chief Marshal Si...

as Crowley Milling

as Sgt. Mills

as Warrant Officer

as Civilian Pilot

as Mrs. Bader

as Adjutant of Prison C...

as Flying Instructor

as Robert Desoutter

as "Woody" Woodhall
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Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Top Critic

Kenneth More's performance is at the heart of it all, a bigger-than-life realization that is hard to resist.

Full Review… | January 4, 2012
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