Movie Trailer for Reach for the Sky (1956) starring Kenneth More, Muriel Pavlow, Lyndon Brook, Lee Patterson, Alexander Knox, Dorothy Alison, Michael Warre directed by Lewis Gilbert Movie Review

Reach for the Sky (1956)   4/54/54/54/54/5

Trailer for Reach for the Sky

So as already mentioned in the opening credits of "Reach for the Sky" it states "For dramatic purposes it has been necessary in this film to transpose in time certain events in Douglas Bader's life and also to re-shape some of the characters involved in this story" and you quickly realise this as we are introduced to Bader. We watch him falling off a motorbike as he is heading for RAF Cranwell, damaging his bowler hat in the process which he still wears when the cadets line up and jokes about it. It basically means that we have a picture of Bader being a congenial chap, one who is game for a laugh and as we also learn a terror for breaking the rules which isn't 100% true. But I am not complaining because the congenial way Kenneth More portrays Douglas Bader works and whilst we may not have Bader's habit for swearing we do understand his determination. ... Read Review