Reach for the Sky DVD


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Reach for the Sky DVD

OPTIONAL SUBTITLES. War Biography. Black & White. 1 DVD. Year: 1956.
Running time: over two hours.
Extras: stills gallery, production notes and trailer.

Director: Lewis Gilbert.
Cast: Kenneth More; Muriel Pavlow; Lyndon Brook; Lee Patterson;  Alexander Knox; Dorothy Alison; Michael Warre; Sydney Tafler; Howard Marion-Crawford and more.

The remarkable story of Sir Douglas Bader, CBE, DSO & Bar, DFC & Bar, DL, FRAeS. As a young and ambitious pilot, he is badly injured after a plane crash. Although doctors expect him to die, he survives but loses both legs. Determined not to be changed by the accident, he re-enters the RAF,
bent on continuing his career as a pilot. In 1941, Bader bails out over France, is caught, escapes and recaptured, ending up in Colditz Castle. Kenneth More was cast as Bader and they played a round of golf together. Filming took place at RAF Kenley, Surrey and around Caterham.
Aircraft including Hurricanes and Spitfire fighters were arranged to take part in the aerial scenes.