The First of the Few

The First of the Few ★★★½

Breathless wartime propaganda that's a class act all around and highly watchable.

Leslie Howard's final film as he portrays aircraft designer R.J. Mitchell. David Niven puts in his usual fine performance.

The Spitfire is one of my favourite aircraft, a capable and elegant machine.

The film blends historical footage with model work and recreations of the real life events, it's very effective.

Film #90 of 2018.

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