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
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In the opening scene, raw recruits at Cranwell carry out a short but very complicated drill maneuver in civilian dress. In reality they would have known nothing on that first day.
In fact the "raw recruits" all seem to be ex-Public School boys where they would have been drilled as cadets in school as part of the curriculum, as was common practice until relatively recently. 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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Originally released in Great Britain at 135 minutes; cut by 12 minutes before the American premiere. See more »
I would heartily recommend Reach for the Sky to anyone in need of inspiring, or anything of that sort- there is an old saying that goes; "What one man has done, another can do!" I think that very much applies to RFTS!
The acting in this was superb, Kenneth More, and the gorgeous Muriel Pavlow looking surprisingly similar to the real Douglas & Thelma Bader- and Lyndon Brook giving an excellent performance as Johnny Sanderson.
Reach for the Sky is an awesome film, and full of action, and anticipation- to tell the truth, I was shaking with anticipation the first time I saw it- I think- or maybe it was the 2nd or 3rd time- can't remember, but Lyndon Brook, my favourite actor was causing me a bit of heart throb to!!
Do see it!
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