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Reach for the Sky (1956) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Lewis Gilbert

Writing Credits  

Paul Brickhill ... (book "The Story of Douglas Bader)
 
Lewis Gilbert ... (screenplay)
 
Vernon Harris ... (additional scenes)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

...
Douglas Bader
Muriel Pavlow ...
Thelma Bader
Lyndon Brook ...
Johnny Sanderson
Lee Patterson ...
Turner
...
Mr. Joyce
Dorothy Alison ...
Nurse Brace
Michael Warre ...
Harry Day
Sydney Tafler ...
Robert Desoutter
Howard Marion-Crawford ...
'Woody' Woodhall (as Howard Marion Crawford)
Jack Watling ...
Peel
...
Streatfield
Anne Leon ...
Sister Thornhill
Charles Carson ...
Ronald Adam ...
Walter Hudd ...
Air Vice-Marshal Halahan
Basil Appleby ...
Crowley-Milling
Philip Stainton ...
Police Constable
Eddie Byrne ...
Flight Sergeant Mills
Beverley Brooks ...
Sally (as Beverly Brooks)
Michael Ripper ...
Warrant Officer West
...
Civilian Pilot
Avice Landone ...
Douglas Bader's Mother
...
Adjutant of Prison Camp
...
Flying Instructor Pearson
Harry Locke ...
Bates
Sam Kydd ...
Warrant Officer Blake
Ernest Clark ...
Wing Commander Beiseigel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank Atkinson ...
Tullin (uncredited)
Balbina ...
Lucille (uncredited)
Michael Balfour ...
Orderly (uncredited)
Trevor Bannister ...
Man Listening to Radio (uncredited)
Victor Beaumont ...
German Doctor (uncredited)
Roland Brand ...
Canadian Pilot / Coltishall II (uncredited)
...
Cadet Mason (uncredited)
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Peter / Coltishall Officer (uncredited)
Peter Byrne ...
Civilian Pilot Witnessing Bader's Crash (uncredited)
Paul Carpenter ...
Hall (uncredited)
Hugh David ...
Cadet Taylor (uncredited)
Stringer Davis ...
Cyril Borge (uncredited)
Guy De Monceau ...
Gilbert Petit (uncredited)
Anton Diffring ...
German Stabsfeldwebel (uncredited)
Basil Dignam ...
Air Ministry Doctor (uncredited)
Patricia Fox ...
Nurse (uncredited)
Raymond Francis ...
Wing Commander Hargreaves (uncredited)
Alice Gachet ...
Madame Hiecque (uncredited)
Philip Gilbert ...
Canadian Pilto / Coltishall II (uncredited)
Fred Griffiths ...
Lorry Driver (uncredited)
Alexander Harris ...
Don Richardson (uncredited)
Frank Hawkins ...
Drill Sergeant (uncredited)
Charles Lamb ...
Walker / Desoutters Aide (uncredited)
Jack Lambert ...
Adrian Stoop (uncredited)
Barry Letts ...
Tommy (uncredited)
Philip Levene ...
Sgt Williams, Tangmere (uncredited)
Jeremy Longhurst ...
Jones (uncredited)
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German Officer in Staff Car (uncredited)
Roger Maxwell ...
Pantiles (uncredited)
Julia Nelson ...
Bit Role (uncredited)
Ronan O'Casey ...
Canadian Pilot / Coltishall II (uncredited)
Rene Poirier ...
Monsieur Hiecque (uncredited)
...
RAF Batman Helping Bader with His New Legs (uncredited)
George Rose ...
Squadron Leader Edwards (uncredited)
Grace Denbigh Russell ...
Bit Role (uncredited)
Delene Scott ...
Bit Role (uncredited)
Barry Steele ...
Wounded Sergeant / St. Omer Pilot (uncredited)
John Stone ...
Limping Officer (uncredited)
Derek Sydney ...
Mechanic / Uxbridge (uncredited)
Jack Taylor ...
British Pilot / Coltishall (uncredited)
Pamela Thomas ...
Hilda (uncredited)
Russell Waters ...
Pearson (uncredited)
Patrick Westwood ...
RAF Corporal / Diver (uncredited)
Ian Whittaker ...
Batman at Duxford (uncredited)
Gareth Wigan ...
Woodhall's Assistant (uncredited)
Howard Williams ...
Cadet, Ticket Match (uncredited)
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Produced by 

Daniel M. Angel ... producer
Anthony Nelson Keys ... associate producer (as Anthony Nelson-Keys)

Music by 

John Addison

Cinematography by 

Jack Asher ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

John Shirley

Art Direction by 

Bernard Robinson

Makeup Department 

Bob Lawrance ... makeup artist (as Robert Lawrence)
Pearl Orton ... hairdressing

Production Management 

Hugh Attwooll ... production manager (as H.R.R. Attwooll)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

James Hill ... second unit director
Basil Keys ... assistant director
Kip Gowans ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Geoffrey Helman ... second assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Gino Marotta ... third assistant director (uncredited)
Pat Marsden ... assistant director: second unit (uncredited)

Art Department 

Charles Bishop ... draughtsman (uncredited)
Vernon Dixon ... assistant art director (uncredited)
Roy Dorman ... draughtsman (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Gordon K. McCallum ... sound recordist (as Gordon K.McCallum)
John W. Mitchell ... sound recordist
Arthur Ridout ... sound editor
Ron Butcher ... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Roy Charman ... assistant boom operator (uncredited)
Terence Cotter ... sound recordist: second unit (uncredited)
Danny Daniel ... boom operator (uncredited)
Graham Harris ... dubbing assistant (uncredited)
Christopher Lancaster ... dubbing assistant (uncredited)
Archie Ludski ... sound editor: second unit (uncredited)
Basil Rootes ... sound camera operator (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

Bryan Langley ... special effects
Bert Marshall ... special effects
Bill Warrington ... special effects

Visual Effects by 

James Bawden ... camera operator: model unit (uncredited)
Bernard Ford ... camera operator: model unit (uncredited)
Frank George ... models (uncredited)
Sydney Pearson ... models (uncredited)
John Stears ... model aircraft (uncredited)
Bill Warrington ... models (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

Harry Gillam ... camera operator
James Devis ... focus puller: second unit (uncredited)
David Harcourt ... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
John Morgan ... focus puller (uncredited)
Charles Trigg ... still photographer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Julie Harris ... dress designer

Editorial Department 

Michael Edmonds ... second assistant editor (uncredited)
Peter Flack ... first assistant editor (uncredited)

Music Department 

Muir Mathieson ... orchestra director

Other crew 

Arthur Alcott ... production controller: Pinewood Studios, London, England
Shirley Barnes ... continuity
H.M.A. Day ... technical adviser (as Group Captain H.M.A.Day D.S.O. O.B.E. A.M.)
Teresa Bolland ... production secretary (uncredited)
Doreen Merriman ... assistant continuity (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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