The First of the Few

Film, Drama

Time Out says

Detailed and assured chronicle of RJ Mitchell's trials and triumphs in designing and building the Spitfire, the fighter plane whose aerial superiority won the Battle of Britain. Director/star Howard - who died on an RAF mission in 1943 - brings appropriate dedication to his final screen role, while Niven is suitably chummy as his test-pilot pal. Stirring score by William Walton.


Release details

118 mins

Cast and crew

Leslie Howard
Miles Malleson, Anatole De Grunwald
Leslie Howard
David Niven
Rosamund John
Roland Culver
Anne Firth
Cyril Raymond
Bernard Miles
Miles Malleson

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