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The Way to the Stars1945

The Way to the Stars (1945)





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This film tells the story of how the Battle of Britain affected the lives of combatants and civilians alike. Terence Rattigan's screenplay concentrates on three groups of people: an American pilot and his wife, a doomed British officer and his family, and a young couple who plan to marry.


Michael Redgrave
as David Archdale
John Mills
as Peter Penrose
Bonar Colleano
as Joe Friselli
Trevor Howard
as Squadron Leader Carter
Douglass Montgomery
as Johnny Hollis
Rosamund John
as Miss Toddy Todd
Renée Ashershon
as Iris Winterton
Basil Radford
as Tiny Williams
Joyce Carey
as Miss Winterton
Felix Aylmer
as Rev. Charles Moss
Alf Goddard
as Sergeant
Nick Stuart
as Wally Becker
David Tomlinson
as Pilot Officer Prune Parsons
Bill Owen
as Nobby Clarke
Charles Victor
as Cpl. Fitter
Hartley Power
as Col. Page
Vida Hope
as Elsie, Waitress
Hugh Dempster
as Tinker Bell
Peter Cotes
as Aircraftsman
Murray Matheson
as Joe Lawson
John McLaren
as 'Cheerio' Chester
Caven Watson
as R.A.F. Corporal
Ann Wilton
as Schoolmistress
Antonio Margheriti
as Bertie Steen
John Howard (II)
as Shelter Officer
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Critic Reviews for The Way to the Stars

All Critics (2)

No other film has so subtly and so truthfully portrayed the life of the airman in war, its problems, its hazards, its exaggerated casualness towards death, its courage, its humour, its comradeship.

February 13, 2018 | Full Review…

...good, straight-ahead drama, with fine acting and solid direction.

July 14, 2011 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

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