Reach for the sky [study extract]

United Kingdom, 1956

Film
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This extract is from an early part of the biographical film on Douglas Bader. Bader’s crash (a result of showing off after being needled by civilians) resulted in the amputation of both his legs in December 1931. He has had a “peg leg” and crutches, but now he has met Thelma, who is working as a waitress and is determined to dance with her. The extract is concerned with the situations arising from Bader’s loss of legs and with his growing friendship with Thelma, who later becomes his wife. Cast includes Kenneth More, Muriel Pavlow, Sidney Tafler and Jack Walting.

Credits

director

Lewis Gilbert

producer

Daniel M. Angel

production company

British Film Institute

Language

English

Duration

00:10:58:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

27765

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Biographical films

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Excerpts

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Study and teaching

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Bader, Douglas, 1910-1982

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Heroes

Biographical

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Motion pictures - Study and teaching

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Relationships

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Amputation

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Physically handicapped

History → Heroes

Magic, Occult & Supernatural → Heroes

People → Bader, Douglas, 1910-1982

People → Biographical films

People → Heroes

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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