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>
At the time of his crash and double amputation in 1931, Douglas Bader was 21 years of age. Kenneth More, at the time of filming, was 42 and looks considerably older than the young man he was supposed to be. In fact Kenneth More was born in 1914, only four years after Douglas Bader. See more »
During a flying scene and close-up of Bader in the cockpit, the planes behind have been transposed, as the lettering is inverted (mirror image). See more »
Legs or no legs, I've never seen such a mobile fireball.
See more »
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!
9 of 10 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this