Reach for the Sky (1957) - Rotten Tomatoes

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.

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Kenneth More
as Douglas Bader
Muriel Pavlow
as Thelma Bader
Alexander Knox
as Mr. Joyce
Lyndon Brook
as Johnny Sanderson
Lee Patterson
as Stan Turner
Dorothy Alison
as Nurse Brace
Michael Warre
as Harry Day
Sydney Tafler
as Robert Desoutter
Howard Marion-Crawford
as `Woody' Woodhall
Nigel Green
as Streatfield
Anne Leon
as Sister Thornhill
Ronald Adam
as Air Vice Marshal Leigh-Mallory
Charles Carson
as Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding
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 Camp
Michael Gough
as Flying Instructor
Philip Stainton
as Police Constable
Sam Kydd
as Warrant Officer Blake
Anton Diffring
as German Sergeant (uncredited)
Clive Revill
as RAF Batman Who Helps Bader with His New Legs (uncredited)
Michael Balfour
as Orderly (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for Reach for the Sky

All Critics (3)

The subject, not the direction, is the remarkable fact about Reach for the Sky.

August 23, 2021 | Full Review…

An inspiring subject, somewhat disappointingly realised.

February 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Kenneth More's performance is at the heart of it all, a bigger-than-life realization that is hard to resist.

January 4, 2012 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

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