The Way to the Stars

Film, Drama

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.


Release details

109 mins

Cast and crew

Anthony Asquith
Terence Rattigan
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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