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The First of the Few, aka Spitfire – 1942 – [Public Domain Movies]

By the late 1920’s aircraft designer R.J. Mitchell feels he has achieved all he wants with his revolutionary mono-planes winning trophy after trophy. But a holiday in Germany shortly after Hitler assumes power convinces him that it is vital to design a completely new type of fighter plane and that sooner or later Britain’s very survival may depend on what he comes to call the Spitfire.

Producers: Leslie Howard, George King (uncredited), John Stafford (uncredited)
Director: Leslie Howard
Writers: Henry C. James (original story), Katherine Strueby (original story), Miles Malleson (screenplay), Anatole de Grunwald (screenplay)

CAST:
Leslie Howard as R.J. Mitchell
David Niven as Geoffrey Crisp
Rosamund John as Diana Mitchell
Roland Culver as Commander Bride
Anne Firth as Miss Harper

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