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Light Up the Sky

Light Up the Sky


PG Certificate


Our Score
A brief plot outline should be enough to dissuade anyone from watching this hackneyed theatrical hand-me-down (not that it convinced the cast!). Victor Maddern heads a plane-spotting detail during the Second World War. His crew comprises Sydney Tafler, who is mourning his son, Harry Locke, who's short of housekeeping, lovesick Johnny Briggs, and Tommy Steele, who, in addition to going AWOL to do music-hall turns with Benny Hill, has made his mistress pregnant. If that isn't enough, Maddern also has to deal with dippy NCO Ian Carmichael. It's firmly in the tradition of similar plays-turned-films - Journey's End and Crest of the Wave - with little to relieve the incessant chat.

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Language: English Black and White Theatrical distributor: Criterion Films Ltd Guidance: Edited for language. Available on: Available on video and DVD


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