#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – By the late 1920’s aircraft designer R.J. Mitchell feels he has achieved all he wants with his revolutionary mono-planes winning trophy after trophy. But a holiday in Germany shortly after Hitler assumes power convinces him that it is vital to design a completely new type of fighter plane and that sooner or later Britain’s very survival may depend on what he comes to call the Spitfire.
Plot: This 1942 fictionalized biopic chronicles the true story of how two of the most remarkable men in aviation history – visionary Spitfire designer R.J. Mitchell and his test pilot Geoffrey Crisp – designed a streamlined monoplane that led to the development of the Spitfire.
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Battle of Britain pilots as extras
This film could be unique in that the aircrew “extras” in the film who “Scrambled” during the Battle of Britain scenes were all pilots who had actually flown in the Battle of Britain.
I know this because at the end of 1941 I was stationed at 61 (Spitfire) Operational Training Unit at Heston (now part of Heathrow airport) and was billeted in Meadow Way Heston. My roommate was a Flight Sergeant I Hutchinson who was on “rest” from operational flying as the Maintenance Wing test pilot and was one of the “extras” in the film.
My recollection is that he had to be up at crack of dawn and was seldom free before about 2200 hours. On the other hand, his base was the Savoy Hotel!
To be a Flight Sergeant in 1941 meant you had been an airman pilot for quite some time and consequently had a lot of experience. I see from the Battle of Britain Roll of Honour that, thankfully, F Sgt Hutchinson survived the war.
He gave me my one and only flight in a single engined monoplane – a Miles Master – and I still recall that experience with great pleasure.
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Leslie Howard, produced, directed and starred!
A fine movie biography about the designer of the World War II Spitfire. Strong performances are given by Mr. Howard and David Niven. Although it seems dated particularly with the black and white film, it is none the less worth your time to preview this movie. Leslie Howard was killed in an airplane crash shortly after finishing this film.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 58 min (118 min), 1 hr 30 min (90 min) (USA)
Genre Adventure, Biography, Drama
Director Leslie Howard
Writer Henry C. James, Katherine Strueby, Miles Malleson
Actors Leslie Howard, David Niven, Rosamund John
Country United Kingdom
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length 2,467.95 m (re-release) (UK), 3,285 m (Netherlands)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm