Reach for the Sky (1956)

The true story of airman Douglas Bader who overcame the loss of both legs in a 1931 flying accident to become a successful fighter pilot and wing leader during World War II.

Directing:
  • Lewis Gilbert

Writing:
  • Lewis Gilbert
  • Paul Brickhill

Stars:
Release Date: 1956-07-05
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  • Country: GB
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 135
Michael Gough
Michael Gough
Flying Instructor Pearson
Dorothy Alison
Dorothy Aliso...
Nurse Brace
Sydney Tafler
Sydney Tafler
Robert Desoutter
Alexander Knox
Alexander Kno...
Mr. Joyce
Harry Locke
Harry Locke
Bates
Kenneth More
Kenneth More
Douglas Bader
Muriel Pavlow
Muriel Pavlow
Thelma Bader
Lyndon Brook
Lyndon Brook
Johnny Sanderson
Charles Carson
Charles Carso...
Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding
Ronald Adam
Ronald Adam
Air Vice-Marshal Leigh-Mallory
Walter Hudd
Walter Hudd
Air Vice-Marshal Halahan
Philip Stainton
Philip Staint...
Police Constable
Eddie Byrne
Eddie Byrne
Flight Sergeant Mills
Michael Ripper
Michael Rippe...
Warrant Officer West
Derek Blomfield
Derek Blomfie...
Civilian Pilot
Avice Landone
Avice Landone
Douglas Bader's Mother
Eric Pohlmann
Eric Pohlmann
Adjutant of Prison Camp
Sam Kydd
Sam Kydd
Warrant Officer Blake
Peter Byrne
Peter Byrne
Civilian Pilot Witnessing Bader's Crash (uncredited)
Howard Marion-Crawford
Howard Marion...
'Woody' Woodhall
Jack Watling
Jack Watling
Peel
Nigel Green
Nigel Green
Streatfield
Anton Diffring
Anton Diffrin...
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