Reach for the Sky



“Legs or no legs, I’ve never seen such a mobile fireball.”

A fine portrait by Italian Angelo Cesselon of Kenneth More as the World War II fighter ace, Douglas Bader. The film tells Bader’s story, from his days as a daredevil amateur pilot (he crashed & lost both legs) to his time in the RAF, becoming a scourge of the Luftwaffe before being shot down over occupied France. Bader’s incorrigible spirit resulted in numerous escape attempts & as a consequence he was transferred to Colditz. The beautiful illustration here on this original 1956 first release country of origin “Reach for the Sky” UK quad is by the renowned Italian artist, Angelo Cesselon and is considered one of the best of the British war genre…truly inspirational. Folded (as issued) this original unrestored British film poster is presented in very good order with no major condition issues and only minor handling and age wear… A hugely popular British ‘war’ title with superb deep unfaded colours. An impressive piece and a very rare find, that represents a highly collectable and desirable example of original British film memorabilia.

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Trivia: Highest grossing British film of 1956 and the most successful film in the UK since Gone with the Wind in 1939.

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UK Quad / (30″ x 40″) / Single Sided / Printed in England by Charles & Read Ltd. London & Harlow

Country of Origin

British / UK


Fine plus -Very Fine minus ; originally folded (as issued)


Lewis Gilbert


Alexander Knox, Dorothy Alison, Jack Watling, Kenneth more, Lee Patterson, Lyndon Brook, Muriel Pavlow, Nigel Green

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