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Spitfire (The First of the Few)1942

Spitfire (The First of the Few) (1942)

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The story of R.J. Mitchell, the man who invented the warplane Spitfire. Leslie Howard David Niven, John Rosamund, Roland Culver, Ann Firth, Derrick de Marney, David Horne.

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Cast

David Niven
as Geoffrey Crisp
Leslie Howard
as Reginald J. Mitchell
Rosamund John
as Diana Mitchell
Roland Culver
as Commander Bride
David Horne
as Higgins, Mr. Higgins
Anne Firth
as Miss Harper
Rosalyn Boulter
as Mabel Livesey
Tonie Edgar Bruce
as Lady Houston
George Skillan
as Mr. Royce
Herbert Cameron
as MacPherson
Gordon McLeod
as Maj. Buchan
Erik Freund
as Willi Messerschmidt
Derrick De Marney
as S.L. Jefferson
Gerry Wilmot
as Announcer
John H. Roberts
as Sir Robert MacLean
Victor Beaumont
as Von Crantz
Brefni O'Rourke
as Specialist
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All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

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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