It's time for the annual London to Brighton antique car rally, and Alan McKim and Ambrose Claverhouse are not going to let their friendship stop them from trying to humiliate each other. ... See full summary »
The true story of airman Douglas Bader who overcame the loss of both legs in a 1931 flying accident to become a successful fighter pilot and wing leader during World War II.Written by
E.A. Milne <firstname.lastname@example.org>
David Angel later said he favourite part of the film as when Bader is trying to learn how to walk again in hospital. "I've been in hospital myself, on and off since the war, and I'd seen a lot of that sort of thing," he later said. "It was a very touching performance from Dorothy Alison, who seemed to sum up so much in a few moments." See more »
When Bader is having a first try at golf he hits the ball after a couple of misses. He says that he hit it only a couple of yards, but the ball can be seen flying off into the distance after a perfect strike. See more »
You know my views about some regulations - they're written for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men.
Yes sir - so you've said - frequently.
Douglas, a really good pilot doesn't have to prove it all the time, you know.
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A (fairly) true to life film, about Douglas Bader, who it is reported was a fairly arrogant person, though highly driven.
Kenneth More in the lead role, delivers his usual top notch performance, and they rest of the cast just seem to fit together the way they should.
The film covers Baders life, and the loss of his legs in a flying accident that was in truth of his own making, and then how he puts his life back together afterwards.
It shows an amazing spirit and determination, to the extent that he got back into the RAF and became a successful pilot and air tactition.
This film should be watched by other people who have had the misfortune of an amputation, and i don't mean that in a condescending manner, Bader showed what you can do if you put your mind to it, he wouldn't let his disability beat him.
A really good movie, easily watched more than once, and good for more than one reason.
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