The First of the Few (Spitfire) (1942)

The First of the Few (Spitfire) (1942)

The First of the Few (Spitfire)





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Not a remake of the 1934 Katharine Hepburn film of the same name, Spitfire was originally released in Great Britain as The First of the Few. Director Leslie Howard stars in this dramatization of the life and work of R.J. Mitchell, inventor of the Spitfire fighter plane. The film suggests, accurately as it turns out, that Mitchell was aware of Hitler's plans to conquer Europe by the air long before anyone else caught on (we see him watching a suspicious-looking group of "amateur" German gliding … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Miles Malleson, Anatole de Grunwald
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as Geoffrey Crisp

as Diana Mitchell

as Commander Bride

as Miss Harper

as Higgins

as Mabel Livesey

as Lady Houston

as Mr. Royce

as MacPherson

as Maj. Buchan

as Willi Messerschmidt

as S.L. Jefferson

as Announcer

as Sir Robert MacLean

as Von Crantz

as Specialist

as R.J. Mitchell
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