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The Way to the Stars

  • Film

Time Out says

Good performances distinguish this evocation of a World War II bomber base in Britain, studiously anti-heroic in its concentration on human relationships rather than stirring combat (as one might expect with a script by Terence Rattigan). But it has dated badly in its genteelly romantic view of the hazards and heartbreaks, and in its cosy cementing of Anglo-American relationships. The best things in it are moments of pure atmosphere, like the opening shot in which the camera prowls through the deserted post-war airfield, picking up forlorn tokens of the past - a torn photograph, a scribbled signature - whose history is recounted in flashback.
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Release Details

  • Duration:109 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Anthony Asquith
  • Screenwriter:Terence Rattigan
  • Cast:
    • Michael Redgrave
    • John Mills
    • Rosamund John
    • Douglass Montgomery
    • Renee Asherson
    • Stanley Holloway
    • Trevor Howard
    • Basil Radford
    • Bonar Colleano
    • David Tomlinson
    • Jean Simmons
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