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.
Classics , Drama
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Michael Gough
as Flying Instructor
Clive Revill
as RAF Batman Who Helps Bader with His New Legs (uncredited)
Lee Patterson
as Stan Turner
Anton Diffring
as German Sergeant (uncredited)
Nigel Green
as Streatfield
Philip Stainton
as Police Constable
Kenneth More
as Douglas Bader
Eric Pohlmann
as Adjutant of Prison Camp
Muriel Pavlow
as Thelma Bader
Lyndon Brook
as Johnny Sanderson
Alexander Knox
as Mr. Joyce
Charles Carson
as Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding
Dorothy Alison
as Nurse Brace
Ronald Adam
as Air Vice Marshal Leigh-Mallory
Eddie Byrne
as Sgt. Mills
Michael Balfour
as Orderly (uncredited)
Howard Marion-Crawford
as `Woody' Woodhall
Michael Ripper
as Warrant Officer
Avice Landone
as Mrs. Bader
Michael Warre
as Harry Day
Sydney Tafler
as Robert Desoutter
Harry Locke
as Bates
Sam Kydd
as Warrant Officer Blake
Basil Appleby
as Crowley Milling
Derek Blomfield
as Civilian Pilot
Anne Leon
as Sister Thornhill
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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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