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The Battle of Britain on Screen'The Few' in British Film and Television Drama$

S.P. Mackenzie

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780748623891

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623891.001.0001

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(p.152) (p.153) Select Filmography

(p.152) (p.153) Select Filmography

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The Battle of Britain on Screen
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Edinburgh University Press

The Lion Has Wings (London Films, 1939) – 76 minutes

Producer: Alexander Korda

Directors: Michael Powell, Adrian Brunel, Brian Desmond Hurst

Writers: Ian Dalrymple, Adrian Brunel, E. V. H. Emmett

  • Principal Cast: Ralph Richardson (group captain); Merle Oberon (wife); Brian Worth (Bobby); June Duprez (June); Robert Douglas (briefing officer); Anthony Bushell (bomber pilot); Derrick De Marney (Bell).

The First of the Few (British Aviation Pictures, 1942) – 117 minutes

Producers: Leslie Howard, George King, John Stafford, Adrian Brunel

Director: Leslie Howard

Writers: Anatole de Grunwald, Miles Malleson

  • Principal Cast: Leslie Howard (Reginald Mitchell); David Niven (Geoffrey Crisp); Rosamund John (Diana Mitchell); Roland Culver (Commander Bride); David Horne (Sir Robert McLean); Tonie Edgar Bruce (Lady Houston); Filippo del Giudice (Bertorelli).

Angels One Five (Templar, 1952) – 98 minutes

Producers: John W. Gossage, Derek Twist

Director: George More O’Ferrall

Writers: Pelham Groom, Derek Twist

  • Principal Cast: Jack Hawkins (‘Tiger’ Small); Michael Denison (Peter Moon); John Gregson (‘Sceptic’ Baird); Dulcie Gray (Nadine Clinton); Cyril Raymond (Barry Clinton); Humphrey Lestocq (‘Batchy’ Salter); Andrew Osborn (Bill Ponsford); Veronica Hurst (Betty Carfax).

(p.154) Reach for the Sky (Pinnacle, 1956) – 135 minutes

Producer: Daniel M. Angel

Director: Lewis Gilbert

Writers: Paul Brickhill, Lewis Gilbert, Vernon Harris

  • Principal Cast: Kenneth More (Douglas Bader); Muriel Pavlov (Thelma Edwards); Lyndon Brook (Johnny Sanderson); Lee Patterson (Stan Turner); Alexander Knox (Mr. Joyce); Dorothy Allison (Nurse Brace); Michael Warre (Harry Day); Ronald Adam (Trafford Leigh-Mallory); Charles Carson (Hugh Dowding).

The Battle of Britain (Spitfire Productions, 1969) – 151 minutes

Producers: Harry Saltzman, S. Bejamin Fisz

Director: Guy Hamilton

Writers: James Kennaway, Wilfred Greatorex

  • Principal Cast: Laurence Olivier (Hugh Dowding); Trevor Howard (Keith Park); Hein Reiss (Hermann Goering); Peter Hager (Albert Kesselring); Christopher Plummer (Colin Harvey); Robert Shaw (Skipper); Susannah York (Maggie Harvey); Ian McShane (Andy); Robert Flemyng (Willoughby); Ralph Richardson (David Kelley); Curt Jurgens (Von Richter); Manfred Reddemann (Falke); Edward Fox (Archie); Nicholas Pennell (Simon); James Cosmo (Jamie); Nigel Patrick (Hope).

Piece of Cake (Holmes Associates, 1988) – 300 minutes

Producer: Andrew Holmes

Director: Ian Toynton

Writers: Derek Robinson, Leon Griffiths

  • Principal Cast: Tom Burlinson (‘Fanny’ Barton); Neil Dudgeon (‘Moggie’ Cattermole); Tim Woodward (Squadron Leader Rex); David Horovitch (‘Uncle’ Kellaway); Richard Hope (‘Skull’ Skelton); Boyd Gaines (Chris Hart); Nathaniel Parker (‘Flash’ Gordon); Michael Elwyn (Bletchley); George Anton (‘Pip’ Patterson); Jeremy Northam (‘Fitz’ Fitzgerald); Gordon Lovitt (‘Sticky’ Stickwell); Tom Radcliffe (‘Dicky’ Starr); Stephen McKenna (Flight Lieutenant Marriot); Gerard O’Hare (‘Flip’ Moran); Julian Cartside (‘Amanda’ Steele-Stebbing); Helena Mitchell (Mary); Corinne Dacla (Nicole).

(p.155) A Perfect Hero (Havahall Pictures, 1991) – 300 minutes

Producer: James Cellan Jones

Director: James Cellan Jones

Writers: Allan Prior, Christopher Matthew

  • Principal Cast: Nigel Havers (Hugh Fleming); James Fox (Angus Meikle); Bernard Hepton (Arthur Fleming); Barbara Leigh-Hunt (Iris Fleming); Fiona Gillies (Bunty Morrell); Amanda Elves (Marg Fisher); Nicholas Pritchard (Julian Masters); Patrick Ryecart (Tim Holland); Thomas Wheatley (‘Dickie’ Bird); Joanna Lumley (Loretta Stone); Fiona Mollison (Susan Fleming).