Cinema: The New Pictures, may 13, 1957

Reach for the Sky. (J. Arthur Rank). "Damn!" thought R.A.F. Cadet Douglas Bader (rhymes with ah'd her) as he lay in the smoking wreckage of his tiny biplane and inspected his shattered leg. "I won't be able to play rugger on Saturday." Cadet Bader was right. By Saturday both his legs were off. "Sssh!" he heard a nurse say. "There's a boy dying in there." The sick man stiffened. "Dying! We'll see," he thought grimly, and began to fight for his life.

In fact, 21-year-old Cadet Bader fought with a ferocious courage that amazed his doctors, who had given him up for...

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