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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, Rovimore
Rating: G
Genre: Drama, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Paul Brickhill, Lewis Gilbert
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On DVD: Dec 6, 2011
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Kenneth More
as Douglas Bader
Muriel Pavlow
as Thelma Bader
Lyndon Brook
as Johnny Sanderson
Lee Patterson
as Stan Turner
Alexander Knox
as Mr. Joyce
Dorothy Alison
as Nurse Brace
Nigel Green
as Streatfield
Anne Leon
as Sister Thornhill
Ronald Adam
as Air Vice Marshal Lei...
Charles Carson
as Air Chief Marshal Si...
Basil Appleby
as Crowley Milling
Eddie Byrne
as Sgt. Mills
Michael Ripper
as Warrant Officer
Derek Blomfield
as Civilian Pilot
Avice Landone
as Mrs. Bader
Eric Pohlmann
as Adjutant of Prison C...
Michael Gough
as Flying Instructor
Sydney Tafler
as Robert Desoutter
Howard Marion-Crawfo...
as "Woody" Woodhall
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Full Review… | February 23, 2012
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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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