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Spitfire (1942) Poster

(1942)

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German: Guns *always* have the last word! Any nation that has forgotten that is *finished*!

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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 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!

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Air Ministry Official: [Referring to the new Spitfire airplane] We shall need it in 12 months. Sorry, but that's all the time we can give you.

Reginald J. Mitchell: You shall have it in eight. Because... because that's all the time *I* can give *you*!

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[Last lines]

Geoffrey Crisp: [Sotto voce, to the heavens] They can't take the Spitfires Mitch. They can't take 'em.

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Lady Houston: I don't love the government, but I do love my country.

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