The Way to the Stars (1945)


Genres
Drama, War & Military, Romance
Runtime
1h 49min

Cast

Michael Redgrave
Flight Lt. David Archdale
John Mills
Pilot Officer Peter Penrose
Renée Asherson
Iris Winterton
Basil Radford
'Tiny' Williams
Felix Aylmer
Rev. Charles Moss
Bonar Colleano
Joe Friselli
Joyce Carey
Miss Winterton
Trevor Howard
Squadron Leader Carter
Nicholas Stuart
Colonel Rogers (as Tryon Nichol)
Bill Owen
Sgt. 'Nobby' Clarke
Grant Miller
Wally Becker
Charles Victor
Corporal Fitter
David Tomlinson
'Prune' Parsons
Hartley Power
Colonel Page
Hugh Dempster
'Tinker' Bell
Charles Farrell
American Orderly
Anthony Dawson
Bertie Steen
Bill Logan
Radio Operator
John Howard
Shelter Officer
John McLaren
'Cheerio' Chester
Alf Goddard
PT Instructor
Caven Watson
RAF Corporal
Peter Cotes
Aircraftsman
Ann Wilton
Schoolmistress

Synopsis

Life on a British bomber base, and the surrounding towns, from the opening days of the Battle of Britain, to the arrival of the Americans, who join in the bomber offensive. The film centres around Pilot Officer Peter Penrose, fresh out of a training unit, who joins the squadron, and quickly discovers about life during war time. He falls for Iris, a young girl who lives at the local hotel, but he becomes disillusioned about marriage, when the squadron commander dies in a raid, and leaves his wife, the hotel manageress, with a young son to bring up. As the war progresses, Penross comes to terms that he has survived, while others have been killed.

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