Reaching for the Sun

Reaching for the Sun

Theatrical release poster
Directed by William A. Wellman
Produced by William A. Wellman
Screenplay by W.L. River
Starring Joel McCrea
Ellen Drew
Eddie Bracken
Albert Dekker
Billy Gilbert
George Chandler
Bodil Ann Rosing
Music by Victor Young
Cinematography William C. Mellor
Edited by Thomas Scott
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • May 2, 1941 (1941-05-02)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Reaching for the Sun is a 1941 American comedy film directed by William A. Wellman and written by W.L. River. The film stars Joel McCrea, Ellen Drew, Eddie Bracken, Albert Dekker, Billy Gilbert, George Chandler and Bodil Ann Rosing. The film was released on May 2, 1941, by Paramount Pictures.[1] [2]



  1. Frank T. Thompson (1 February 1983). William A. Wellman. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 978-0-8108-1594-0. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
  2. Crowther, Bosley (1941-05-08). "Movie Review - Reaching for the Sun - 'Reaching for the Sun,' Comedy on Auto Workers, at Paramount - New Films at Criterion and Rialto -". Retrieved 2015-03-18.

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