Reach for the Sky

Overview

One of the many inspirational true stories told about WWII, this is the story of Douglas Bader, an undauntable character who was involved in an accident which cost him both of his legs. Despite this, he became a WWII squadron commander and was a hero during the Battle of Britain. Shot down over France and held prisoner by the Germans, he still survived and returned to England leading 3,000 planes over London in a victory flight.
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Overview

One of the many inspirational true stories told about WWII, this is the story of Douglas Bader, an undauntable character who was involved in an accident which cost him both of his legs. Despite this, he became a WWII squadron commander and was a hero during the Battle of Britain. Shot down over France and held prisoner by the Germans, he still survived and returned to England leading 3,000 planes over London in a victory flight.
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Special Features

Original Trailer; Photo Gallery
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/15/2011
  • UPC: 089859865626
  • Original Release: 1956
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  • Source: Vci Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Subtitled / B&W
  • Time: 2:16:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 5,184

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kenneth More Douglas Bader
Muriel Pavlow Thelma Bader
Lyndon Brook Johnny Sanderson
Lee Patterson Stan Turner
Alexander Knox Mr. Joyce
Dorothy Alison Nurse Brace
Jack Watling Peel
Nigel Green Streatfield
Anne Leon Sister Thornhill
Ronald Adam Air Vice Marshal Leigh-Mallory
Charles Carson Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding
Basil Appleby Crowley Milling
Eddie Byrne Sgt. Mills
Beverley Brooks Sally
Michael Ripper Warrant Officer
Derek Blomfield Civilian Pilot
Avice Landone Mrs. Bader
Eric Pohlmann Adjutant of Prison Camp
Michael Gough Flying Instructor
Michael Balfour
Anton Diffring
Sam Kydd
Harry Locke
Clive Revill
Philip Stainton
Sydney Tafler Robert Desoutter
Howard Marion-Crawford "Woody" Woodhall
Technical Credits
Lewis Gilbert Director, Screenwriter
John Addison Score Composer
Daniel M. Angel Producer
Jack Asher Cinematographer
Guffroy Gilbert Screenwriter
Vernon Gilbert Harris Screenwriter
Julie Harris Costumes/Costume Designer
Muir Mathieson Musical Direction/Supervision
Bernard Robinson Art Director
John Shirley Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Reach for the Sky
1. Reach for the Sky [2:15]
2. Flying Low [6:47]
3. "Always Wanted to be Taller" [2:06]
4. The Good News [5:18]
5. "Ministry Of Pensions Hospital [5:23]
6. The Dinner Date [2:46]
7. The Bad News [6:58]
8. The War Is On [3:56]
9. New Tools [5:48]
10. New Tactics [7:54]
11. The Note [2:58]
12. The Escape [10:38]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Reach for the Sky
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      Original Trailer
      Photo Gallery
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