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One of the many inspirational true stories told about WWII, this is the story of Douglas Bader, an undauntable character who was involved in an accident which cost him both of his legs. Despite this, he became a WWII squadron commander and was a hero during the Battle of Britain. Shot down over France and held prisoner by the Germans, he still survived and returned to England leading 3,000 planes over London in a victory flight. ~ Tana Hobart, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Lewis Gilbert Best British Film 1956 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Lewis Gilbert United Nations Award 1956 Winner

Cast

Kenneth More
as Douglas Bader
Lee Patterson
as Stan Turner
Alexander Knox
as Mr. Joyce
Jack Watling
as Peel
Nigel Green
as Streatfield
Anne Leon
as Sister Thornhill
Ronald Adam
as Air Vice Marshal Leigh-Mallory
Charles Carson
as Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding
Basil Appleby
as Crowley Milling
Eddie Byrne
as Sgt. Mills
Michael Ripper
as Warrant Officer
Avice Landone
as Mrs. Bader
Eric Pohlmann
as Adjutant of Prison Camp
Michael Gough
as Flying Instructor
Michael Balfour
Anton Diffring
Sam Kydd
Harry Locke
Clive Revill
Philip Stainton
Sydney Tafler
as Robert Desoutter
Howard Marion-Crawford
as "Woody" Woodhall
Sydney Tafler
as Robert Desoutter

Crew

Lewis Gilbert
Director
Daniel M. Angel
Producer
Paul Brickhill
Book Author
Lewis Gilbert
Screenwriter
Jack Asher
Cinematographer
Muir Mathieson
Musical Direction/Supervision
John Addison
Composer (Music Score)
Bernard Robinson
Art Director
Julie Harris
Costume Designer
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