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Reach for the Sky (1956) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Lewis Gilbert

Writing Credits  

Paul Brickhill ... (book)
 
Lewis Gilbert ... (screenplay)
 
Vernon Harris ... (additional scenes)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

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

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 ... hairdresser

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
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
Robin Vidgeon ... special effects: camera assistant (uncredited)

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)
Mervyn Wilson ... clapper loader (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

See also

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