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Spitfire

1942 1h 57m Biography List
Reviews 61% Audience Score 250+ Ratings
Several years after successfully designing a revolutionary high-speed monoplane, famed British aviator R.J. Mitchell (Leslie Howard) travels to early Nazi Germany for a vacation with his friend Geoffrey Crisp (David Niven), a test pilot. There, while watching a group of German gliders, Mitchell realizes that German air technology is rapidly advancing, and that the fate of Britain could hang in the balance. Despite serious illness, Mitchell sets out to develop a new warplane for Britain. Read More Read Less

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James Agee TIME Magazine A finely tasteful, faithful biography of one of Britain's newest and least-known heroes-the late, great aircraft designer Reginald Joseph Mitchell. Feb 22, 2018 Full Review Ian Kane Epoch Times Howard’s directorial prowess is evident throughout this fine film. Not only does he skillfully guide his excellent actors along, but he also displays a keen understanding of subtlety. Rated: 4/5 May 1, 2024 Full Review MFB Critics Monthly Film Bulletin This film is brilliantly conceived, superbly produced and directed, and has some of the finest lighting and photography yet seen in British films. Jan 31, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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steven n I had never heard of this movie despite my love for 40's flicks. Never knew the story behind that fabled fighter til I saw this. Very much enjoyed. Howard and Niven nailed it Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Quite a light film. A biopic with no real peril Rated 3 out of 5 stars 12/10/20 Full Review Audience Member A must see for all WWII aviation enthusiasts. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member British propaganda at it's finest Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member While crudely filmed, it is quite effective as a movie. Sadly, half the film or more is devoted to NOT the Spitfire. It goes into airplane races and trophies. Lots of hurray, pip pip and jolly good. But the story of the development of the plane that virtually saved England during the Nazi Blitz should not be ignored. Actor and producer Leslie Howard (Gone With the Wind) [img]http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRg8K_P8PA6Le99-9M2K3dm6R6wKCSK7Becaw2HxhNM7VCwAemhxBZ1cuM[/img] stars with David Niven [img]http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRVKx9SZLWjWGwrcDoJzywS-R_wMpy5E2KVITpF0Qgz6hl-bOo1[/img] in this informative history lesson about Hitler's designs on Great Britain. Airplane development is most desired and this is the story of the man who did it, an artist named Mitchell. [img]http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ8efH44kanwwvqUl2zI-C92mfELNpdiyQe6rVZKHW0-c0N4O2S[/img] Leslie Howard's portrayal of Mitchell has a special significance since Howard was killed when the transport aircraft in which he was a passenger was shot down by the Luftwaffe one year after the film was released. A newsreel sets the scene for summer 1940, showing Nazi advances in Europe with England facing invasion and aerial attacks on the island increasing. On 15 September 1940, during the Battle of Britain, RAF Squadron Leader Geoffrey Crisp (David Niven), the station commander of a Spitfire squadron, recounts the story of how his friend, R.J. Mitchell (Leslie Howard) designed the Spitfire fighter. [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/50/Spitfire2xs.jpg[/img] Lots of great fighter footage, landings, etc. Great for WWII aviator film buffs. Shows what it was really like on the ground when the Bosch, ie Germans, came attacking England. 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SEE it at : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ijTSenYJ-s or if that doesn't work, http://www.archive.org/details/TheFirstOfTheFew REVIEWS of the film: 1 I can´t believe this visionary designer had no official recognition. It´s unacceptable and shameful for the RAF and British Empire. Such things may occur. But the course of life has conferred him the historic recognition which is invaluable: the best warbird ever.------laserie2 2 80% ...with great performances. Certainly worth the watch, though a restored print would be nice. 3 70% FINE WW2 ACTIONER, NICELY DONE BY LESLIE HOWARD NOTEs about the film: 1 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." 2 Howard portrayed Mitchell as upper class and mild-mannered. Mitchell - "the Guv'nor" - was in fact working class and had an explosive temper; apprentices were told to watch the colour of his neck and to run if it turned red. 3 Full length feature drama about Supermarine and the war. Contains actual Supermarine footage not available anywhere else. Directed by Leslie Howard Produced by Leslie Howard George King John Stafford Written by Henry C. James Kay Strueby Miles Malleson Anatole de Grunwald Music by William Walton Cinematography Georges Périnal Distributed by General Film Distributors (UK), RKO Radio Pictures Inc. (USA) Principal credited cast members (in order of on-screen credits) and roles Leslie Howard R.J. Mitchell David Niven Geoffrey Crisp Rosamund John Diana Mitchell Roland Culver Commander Bride Anne Firth Miss Harper David Horne Mr. Higgins J.H. Roberts Sir Robert McLean Derrick De Marney Squadron Leader Jefferson Rosalyn Boulter Mabel Lovesay Herbert Cameron MacPherson Toni Edgar-Bruce (as Toni Edgar Bruce) Lady Houston Gordon McLeod Major Buchan George Skillan Henry Royce Erik Freund Willy Messerschmitt Fritz Wendhausen (as F.R. Wendhausen) Von Straben John Chandos Krantz Victor Beaumont Von Crantz Suzanne Clair Madeleine Filippo Del Giudice Bertorelli Brefni O'Rorke The Specialist Release date(s) 14 September 1942 Running time 118 minutes (UK), 90 minutes (USA) Country UK [img]http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQSo7az5oi7wxDhNElJsgJwZGqYMImstJZKw7-POlp01Z25eDrs[/img] Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member FINE WW2 ACTIONER, NICELY DONE BY LESLIE HOWARD Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Several years after successfully designing a revolutionary high-speed monoplane, famed British aviator R.J. Mitchell (Leslie Howard) travels to early Nazi Germany for a vacation with his friend Geoffrey Crisp (David Niven), a test pilot. There, while watching a group of German gliders, Mitchell realizes that German air technology is rapidly advancing, and that the fate of Britain could hang in the balance. Despite serious illness, Mitchell sets out to develop a new warplane for Britain.
Director
Leslie Howard
Screenwriter
Henry C James, Katherine Strueby, Miles Malleson, Anatole de Grunwald
Production Co
British Aviation Pictures
Genre
Biography
Original Language
British English
Release Date (Streaming)
Aug 25, 2018
Runtime
1h 57m
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