Matinee of the Month: The First of Few
This is a rare screening of Leslie Howard’s account of aircraft designer R.J. Mitchell (played by Howard himself), who created the iconic British fighter aircraft the Spitfire.
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The First of the Few (1942) Dir: Leslie Howard
U, UK, Adventure / Biography, 118mins
This is a rare screening of Leslie Howard’s account of aircraft designer R.J. Mitchell (played by Howard himself), who created the iconic British fighter aircraft the Spitfire. David Niven co-stars as fighter pilot Geoffrey Crisp, who helps an ailing Mitchell develop a fighter plane to rival that of the German Messerschmidt. Screening as a celebration of 100 years since the founding of the RAF.
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