Monday, April 16, 2012

The First Of The Few (1942)

Full length feature drama about Supermarine and the war. Contains actual Supermarine footage not available anywhere else. The First of the Few, known as Spitfire in the United States, is a 1942 British film directed by and starring Leslie Howard as RJ Mitchell, the designer of the Supermarine Spitfire, alongside co-star David Niven. The film's score was written by William Walton ("Spitfire Prelude and Fugue"). The film's title alludes to Winston Churchill's speech describing Battle of Britain aircrew: "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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