U certificateThe First of the Few is a Film programme that first aired in 1942 and has been classified a U certificate.

The First of the Few is a 3 star programme

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The First of the Few (1942)

Directed by
Leslie Howard

Absorbing film biography of Reginald J. Mitchell, the designer of the Spitfire, the aircraft that enabled the Royal Air Force to defeat the might of Germany's Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1942

3/5 Stars

Classification: U Certificate

Production Country: UK

Filmed in Black and White


Leslie Howard...Reginald J. Mitchell
Image for David NivenDavid 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...Lady Houston
Gordon McLeod...Major Buchan
George Skillan...Mr. Royce
Erik Freund...Messerschmitt
Fritz Wendhausen...Von Straben