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The First of the Few (1942) was a Black-and-white - Drama Film directed by Leslie Howard and produced by Leslie Howard, George King and John Stafford.

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[the Mitchells have bumped into Crisp at a Dress Ball]
Reginald J. Mitchell: Well, who's the lucky lady?
Geoffrey Crisp: Don't know, I haven't met her yet!


Geoffrey Crisp: Mitch, what do really think I can get out of her?
Reginald J. Mitchell: Oh, two eighty five.
Geoffrey Crisp: [astonished] Two eighty-five? Mitch, this is 1927, not 1977!


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The film's closing epilogue is a famous quote from Winston Churchill. It states: "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." 'Winston Churchill'
IN THE OPENING SCENES, THE RAF PILOTS WHO ARE BEING DEBRIEFED ARE FROM No. 501 SQUADRON. zzzTHE SPITFIRES ARE CARRING THE MARKINGS 'SD'? WHICH WERE CARRIED BY No 501 'MANDREL' SQUADRON. IN THE HEIGHT OF THE BATTLE THESE PILOTS WOULD HAVE BEEN FLYING THE HAWKER HURRICANE INSTEAD OF THE SPITFIRE. THE SQUADRON HAD FOUGHT IN THE BATTLE OF FRANCE BEFORE THE EVACUATION OF THE BEF AT DUNKIRK AT THE END OF MAY 1940. THE SQUADRON THEN MOVED TO RAF KENLEY FROM WHERE THEY FOUGHT THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN.
Leslie Howard's daughter, Leslie Ruth Howard, appears as Nurse Kennedy.
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