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Johnny in the Clouds (1945)
"The Way to the Stars" (original title)

 |  Drama, Romance, War  |  16 June 1945 (UK)
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Life on a British bomber base, and the surrounding towns, from the opening days of the Battle of Britain, to the arrival of the Americans, who join in the bomber offensive. The film centres... See full summary »

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Rosamund John ...
Miss Todd
Douglass Montgomery ...
Johnny Hollis
Renée Asherson ...
Iris Winterton (as Renee Asherson)
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Mr Palmer
Basil Radford ...
Tiny Williams
Felix Aylmer ...
Rev. Charles Moss
Bonar Colleano ...
Joe Friselli (as Bonar Colleano Jnr)
Joyce Carey ...
Miss Winterton
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Sq / Leader Carter
Nicholas Stuart ...
Col. Rogers (as Tryon Nichol)
Bill Owen ...
'Nobby' Clarke (as Bill Rowbotham)
Grant Miller ...
Wally Becker
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A Singer
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Life on a British bomber base, and the surrounding towns, from the opening days of the Battle of Britain, to the arrival of the Americans, who join in the bomber offensive. The film centres around Pilot Officer Peter Penrose, fresh out of a training unit, who joins the squadron, and quickly discovers about life during war time. He falls for Iris, a young girl who lives at the local hotel, but he becomes disillusioned about marriage, when the squadron commander dies in a raid, and leaves his wife, the hotel manageress, with a young son to bring up. As the war progresses, Penross comes to terms that he has survived, while others have been killed. Written by mike.wilson6@btinternet.com

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Trivia

First cinema feature of Murray Matheson. See more »

Goofs

As the American pilot alights to join the first US bombers leaving to bomb the Nazis on "Aug. 17" (1942) his Mae West is visibly stenciled: "Insp 5/3/44" . See more »

Quotes

Peter Penrose: [reading] Do not despair for Johnny head-in-air He sleeps as sound as Johnny underground Fetch out no shroud for Johnny in the cloud And keep your tears for him in after years Better by far for Johnny the bright star to keep your head and see his children fed.
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The US Air Force [Army Air Corps Song]
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Written by Robert Crawford
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A very rare war film
28 August 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This film is possibly my favorite film. Having seen it late at night on the ABC (Australian) I waited a year reading the television guide regularly until it was on again and taped it. I have since bought it on DVD. This is a brilliant look at the airmen based in Britain during WWII. It doesn't glorify the war or show one bomb dropping over Germany, but it glorifies the Men and Women who lived the times and suffered the war in a time when the fate of the world was uncertain. Touching and truthful. The cast are amazing and the script has a sense of humor which has long been associated with Britain in war times. the relationship between the English and Americans is at times funny when it comes to cultural differences, but as today the two countries stood together.


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