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Skywatch (1960)
"Light Up the Sky!" (original title)

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A comedy drama set in a WWII British Army Searchlight Squad. They are an odd bunch of misfits but somehow manage to get the job done.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Ian Carmichael ...
Lt. Ogleby
Tommy Steele ...
Eric McGaffey
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Syd McGaffey
Sydney Tafler ...
Ted Green
Victor Maddern ...
Lance Corporal Tomlinson
Harry Locke ...
Roland Kenyon
Johnny Briggs ...
Leslie Smith
Cyril Smith ...
'Spinner' Rice
Dick Emery ...
Harry
Cardew Robinson ...
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Susan Burnet ...
Jean
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Fred Griffiths ...
Mr. Jennings
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A comedy drama set in a WWII British Army Searchlight Squad. They are an odd bunch of misfits but somehow manage to get the job done.

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4 December 1961 (Denmark)  »

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Iconic connection. An enlarged still from "Light up the Sky", showing, Benny Hill and Tommy Steele, can be seen in the montage of photos behind The Beatles, on the inside of the gate-fold sleeve, of their 1964 release "Beatles For Sale". See more »

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Featured in Benny Hill: The World's Favorite Clown (1991) See more »

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Strike A Light
Written by Lionel Bart and Mike Pratt
Performed by Tommy Steele and Benny Hill
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2 November 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

It has been many a year since I have seen "Light Up The Sky" but the first and remaining impression was one of Honesty. The presented story, acting and setting is completely honest.It reflects a real sentiment of the times and that for my opinion is very rare.The only down side is that the whole historical times of the film are very much sliding into the fast vanishing past. The film will be forgotten and our memories will die with us...very sad. You can sometimes obtain a used VHS tape from Ebay but it always reaches over $40. Why this is so has been a surprise to me not for the lack of quality in the film to command a good price but the persons around who are willing to purchase.


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