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Duration: 1 hour, 54 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Biopic that chronicles the true story of visionary Spitfire designer RJ Mitchell and his test pilot Geoffrey Crisp. Show more

Contributors

RJ Mitchell:
Leslie Howard
Geoffrey Crisp:
David Niven
Diana Mitchell:
Rosamund John
Commander Bride:
Roland Culver
Miss Harper:
Annie Firth
Mr Higgins:
David Horne
Sir Robert McLean:
JH Roberts
Squadron Leader Jefferson:
Derrick de Marney
Mabel Lovesay:
Rosalyn Boulter
MacPherson:
Herbert Cameron
Lady Lucy Houston:
Toni Edgar-Bruce
Major Buchan:
Gordon McLeod
Mr Henry Royce:
George Skillan
Willy Messerschmitt:
Erik Freund
Von Straben:
Fritz Wendhausen
Von Crantz:
Victor Beaumont
Director:
Leslie Howard
Producer:
George King