PG certificateReach for the Sky is a Film programme that first aired in 1956 and has been classified a PG certificate.

Reach for the Sky is a 3 star programme

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Reach for the Sky (1956)

Directed by
Lewis Gilbert

This classic British biopic tells the true story of Second World War fighter pilot ace Douglas Bader, played by Kenneth Moore (pictured). Bader lost both legs in a flying accident but confounded both his doctor's expectations and those of the RAF by learning to walk in time to marry sweetheart Thelma (Muriel Pavlow, pictured) and to pass flying school.

Soon a squadron leader, Bader was shot down over France and captured by the Germans. His indefatigable resolve saw him try to escape so often, he was eventually confined to Colditz until the end of the war.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Production Year: 1956

3/5 Stars

Classification: PG Certificate

Production Country: UK

Filmed in Black and White


Image for Kenneth MoreKenneth More...Douglas Bader
Muriel Pavlow...Thelma Bader
Lyndon Brook...Johnny Sanderson
Lee Patterson...Stan Turner
Alexander Knox...Mr. Joyce
Dorothy Alison...Nurse Brace
Michael Warre...Harry Day
Sydney Tafler...Robert Desoutter
Howard Marion-Crawford...'Woody' Woodhall
Jack Watling...Peel
Nigel Green...Streatfield
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