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Reach for Glory (1962)

 -  Drama  -  April 1962 (UK)
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During World War II, teenage boys in a small English town are consumed with jingoism and brutal war games, hoping dearly that the war won't end before they can fight in it. John, one of the... See full summary »

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Cast

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Capt. Curlew
Kay Walsh ...
Mrs. Curlew
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Lewis Craig
Oliver Grimm ...
Mark Stein
Martin Tomlinson ...
John Curlew
Freddy Eldrett ...
Willy Aldrich
James Luck ...
Michael Freen
John Coker ...
Peter Joy
Michael Trubshawe ...
Maj. Burton
Arthur Hewlett ...
Vicar
Cameron Hall ...
Headmaster
Allan Jeayes ...
Crabtree
Richard Vernon ...
Dr. Aldrich
Russell Waters ...
Mr. Freeman
Patricia Hayes ...
Mrs. Freeman
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During World War II, teenage boys in a small English town are consumed with jingoism and brutal war games, hoping dearly that the war won't end before they can fight in it. John, one of the younger members, is increasingly torn between these peer group values and his deepening homoerotic friendship with Mark, a gentle Jewish refugee whom his gang has ostracized as a sissy and a coward. Based on the novel _The Custard Boys_, by John Rae. Reminiscent of _Lord of the Flies_ in depicting adolescent cruelty growing unchecked to tragic extremes. Written by Paul Emmons <pemmons@wcupa.edu>

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Last film of Allan Jeayes. See more »

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Features Commandos Strike at Dawn (1942) See more »

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The Quarter-Master's Store
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[Sung in the pub when celebrating Freeman's medal]
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This one hasn't got the rep it deserves
4 February 2001 | by (New Orleans, Louisiana) – See all my reviews

This is a disturbing film on a difficult subject, handled extremely well by all involved, particularly the young actors. Although this film is capable of several interpretations, I'd guess it's intended as a plea to adults not to force our children to grow up too fast. This film hasn't gotten the attention it deserves and isn't shown very often in the U.S., but it's well worth looking for.


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