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Reach for the Sky

Directed by Lewis Gilbert
United Kingdom, 1956
Drama, Biography, War

Synopsis

In 1931, Douglas Bader loses both legs in a plane crash. Determined to return to the cockpit, the stalwart young man adapts to artificial legs and soars once more. The dauntless flyboy takes to the skies as a squadron leader.

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Reach for the Sky Directed by Lewis Gilbert

Awards & Festivals

BAFTA Awards

1957 | Winner: Best British Film

1957 | 4 nominations including: Best British Actor