The First of the Few (1942)
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Great British Composers on Film
9. The First of the Few (1942)
The First of the Few was directed by and starred Leslie Howard as R.J. Mitchell, the designer of the Supermarine Spitfire, alongside co-star David Niven. William Walton composed the score and later incorporated major chunks of it into a concert work, 'Spitfire Prelude and Fugue'.