Spitfire (The First of the Few) 1942

Spitfire

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Several years after successfully designing a revolutionary high-speed monoplane, famed British aviator R.J. Mitchell (Leslie Howard) travels to early Nazi Germany for a vacation with his friend Geoffrey Crisp (David Niven), a test pilot. There, while watching a group of German gliders, Mitchell realizes that German air technology is rapidly advancing, and that the fate of Britain could hang in the balance. Despite serious illness, Mitchell sets out to develop a new warplane for Britain.

Cast & Crew

Leslie Howard
R.J. Mitchell
David Niven
Geoffrey Crisp
Rosamund John
Diana Mitchell
Roland Culver
Commander Bride
Anne Firth
Miss Harper
David Horne
Mr. Higgins
J.H. Roberts
Sir Robert McLean
Derrick de Marney
Squadron Leader Jefferson
Bernard Miles
Lady Houston's Agent
Patricia Medina
Venetian Girl
Henry C James
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Miles Malleson
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Anatole de Grunwald
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Critic Reviews for Spitfire (The First of the Few)

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  • A finely tasteful, faithful biography of one of Britain's newest and least-known heroes-the late, great aircraft designer Reginald Joseph Mitchell.

    February 22, 2018 | Full Review…
  • This film is brilliantly conceived, superbly produced and directed, and has some of the finest lighting and photography yet seen in British films.

    January 31, 2018 | Full Review…

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