Light Up the Sky! (film)

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Light Up the Sky!
Directed by Lewis Gilbert
Produced by Lewis Gilbert
Written by Vernon Harris
Robert Storey
Starring Ian Carmichael
Tommy Steele
Benny Hill
Dick Emery
Music by Douglas Gamley
Cinematography John Wilcox
Edited by Peter Tanner
Distributed by Bryanston Films (UK)
Continental Distributing (USA)
Release dates
4 December 1961 (Denmark)
Running time
90 mins.
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Light Up the Sky! is a 1960 British comedy film directed by Lewis Gilbert and starring Ian Carmichael, Tommy Steele, Benny Hill and Dick Emery


This comedy is about a bumbling searchlight unit during World War II. Ensemble acting creates a series of intertwining stories that involve the various soldiers assigned to this post. Lt. Ogleby (Ian Carmichael) is the cheerful, inept officer in charge, then there is the womanizer whose concept of birth control is limited, the lovesick soldier unhappy over a misunderstanding with his girlfriend, the Cockney cook, the father-figure, and several others. Their trials and tribulations provide the bulk of the comedy, such as it is. [1]


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