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"Reach for the Sky" quotes

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Biopic of RAF Group Captain Douglas Bader who, after having lost both legs, flew a British fighter plane during WW2.

Director: Lewis Gilbert
Writer: Paul Brickhill, Lewis Gilbert, Vernon Harris
Production: The Rank Organisation, Angel Productions
Year: 1956
MetaScore: N/A/100
ImdbRating: 7.2
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 27 Jul 1956
Awards: 1 win & 4 nominations total

1 Clips & Quotes


Douglas Bader - Kenneth More
Thelma Bader - Muriel Pavlow
Johnny Sanderson - Lyndon Brook
Turner - Lee Patterson
Mr. Joyce - Alexander Knox
Nurse Brace - Dorothy Alison
Harry Day - Michael Warre
Robert Desoutter - Sydney Tafler
'Woody' Woodhall - Howard Marion-Crawford
Streatfield - Nigel Green
Sister Thornhill - Anne Leon
Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding - Charles Carson
Air Vice-Marshal Leigh-Mallory - Ronald Adam
Air Vice-Marshal Halahan - Walter Hudd
Crowley-Milling - Basil Appleby
Police Constable - Philip Stainton
Flight Sergeant Mills - Eddie Byrne
Warrant Officer West - Michael Ripper
Civilian Pilot - Derek Blomfield
Douglas Bader's Mother - Avice Landone
Adjutant of Prison Camp - Eric Pohlmann
Flying Instructor Pearson - Michael Gough
Bates - Harry Locke
Warrant Officer Blake - Sam Kydd
Wing Commander Beiseigel - Ernest Clark
Office Worker - Frank Andrews
Lucille - Balbina
Orderly - Michael Balfour
Thelma's cousin - Vincent Ball
Man Listening to Radio - Trevor Bannister
German Doctor - Victor Beaumont
German Soldier - Jack 'Kid' Berg
Squadron Party Guest - Ernest Blyth
Prisoner of War - Eddie Boyce
German soldier - Peter Brace
Canadian Pilot - Roland Brand
Cadet Mason - John Breslin
Peter - Peter Burton
Civilian Pilot Witnessing Bader's Crash - Peter Byrne
New Recruit - Dennis Carnell
Man in Cafe - Tony Castleton
Officer Worker - Mike Conner
Cadet Pilot - Jess Conrad
Official - Dan Cressey
Army Officer - Dan Darnelli
Cadet Taylor - Hugh David
Cyril Borge - Stringer Davis
Gilbert Petit - Guy De Monceau
RAF Bugal Player - John Dennis
German Stabsfeldwebel - Anton Diffring
Air Ministry Doctor - Basil Dignam
Man at Dance - Richard Duke
Tea Room Customer - Mabel Etherington
German Soldier - Bernard Foreman
Nurse - Patricia Fox
Wing Commander Hargreaves - Raymond Francis
Madame Hiecque - Alice Gachet
Canadian Pilto - Philip Gilbert
Lorry Driver - Fred Griffiths
Man in Cafe - Aidan Harrington
Don Richardson - Alexander Harris
Drill Sergeant - Frank Hawkins
New Recruit - Derek Holmes
German Guard - Barry Johns
British pilot - Norman Johns
British Soldier - Cyril Kent
Walker - Charles Lamb
Adrian Stoop - Jack Lambert
Tommy - Barry Letts
Sgt Williams, Tangmere - Philip Levene
German Officer in Staff Car - Richard Marner
Lady at Dance - Mary Maxfield
Customer at Pantiles - Roger Maxwell
Caddie - Jack May
Bit Role - Julia Nelson
Batman - Fred Nicholas
Canadian Pilot - Ronan O'Casey
Mechanic - Joe Phelps
Monsieur Hiecque - Rene Poirier
RAF Batman Helping Bader with His New Legs - Clive Revill
Squadron Leader Edwards - George Rose
German soldier - Frederick Schiller
Bit Role - Delene Scott
Guest - Bunny Seaman
Office Worker - Jack Silk
Official - Jeff Silk
Tea Room Customer - Alecia St Leger
Wounded Sergeant - Barry Steele
Limping Officer - John Stone
British Pilot - Fred Stroud
Mechanic - Derek Sydney
British Pilot - Jack Taylor
German soldier - Peter Taylor
Man in cafe - Harry Van Engel
Patient - Martin Voss
Tea Room Customer - Robert Vossler
Prisoner of War - Joe Wadham
Pearson - Russell Waters
RAF Corporal - Patrick Westwood
Batman at Duxford - Ian Whittaker
Woodhall's Assistant - Gareth Wigan
Prisoner of War - John Wilder
Cadet, Ticket Match - Howard Williams
Tea Room Customer - Kathleen Williams