IA #48: The Way to the Stars (1945)

 Johnny in the Clouds (1945) on IMDb

This thoughtful, sentimental drama about a British air base and a neighboring town the effects of World War II on the people who live there. It was made in Britain just after the war and was well-received there, although US audiences mostly ignored its stateside release.

John Mills, who played the central character of Peter Penrose, would return in a top-10 Internet Archive Top 100 film in his next role. You can also see a couple of his earlier performances in Car of Dreams and Cottage to Let.