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Reach for the Sky

Classic biopic about the heroic life of Douglas Bader, who became a World War II ace after losing both legs in an air crash.

Classic British biopic about the heroic life of Douglas Bader, who became a World War II ace after losing both legs in an air crash. With both legs amputated, Bader pushes himself through the pain barrier to accustom himself to his artificial limbs. Determined to get his life completely back to normal, he makes it his goal to be back in the pilot's seat.

2 hours, 11 minutes

Last on

Fri 7 Jun 2019 15:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Douglas Bader Kenneth More
Thelma Bader Muriel Pavlow
Johnny Sanderson Lyndon Brook
Mr Joyce Alexander Knox
Turner Lee Patterson
Nurse Brace Dorothy Alison
Harry Day Michael Warre
Robert Desoutter Sydney Tafler
'Woody' Woodhall Howard Marion Crawford
Peel Jack Watling
Streatfield Nigel Green
Warrant Officer West Michael Ripper
Adjutant of Prison Camp Eric Pohlmann
Flying Instructor Pearson Michael Gough
Wing Commander Beiseigel Ernest Clark
Writer Lewis Gilbert
Director Lewis Gilbert
Producer Daniel M Angel

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