In May 1940 eighteen-year old Geoffrey Wellum joins the 92 squadron of the Royal Air Force and is taken to the pub,where pilots who have seen action sign their names on a blackboard. Next ... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Emulsion (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A man becomes obsessed with finding his missing wife, drowning in the nostalgia of a 16mm home movie of her, and letting his grief gradually consume him until he gets caught up in a sinister occurrence.

Director: Suki Singh
Stars: Sam Heughan, Claudia Bassols, Lex Shrapnel
A Very British Sex Scandal (TV Movie 2007)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A docu-drama which chronicles the experiences and actions of Peter Wildeblood which eventually led to the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Great Britain.

Director: Patrick Reams
Stars: Nicholas Le Prevost, Harriet Eastcott, Sam Heughan
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

8 British actors and a narcoleptic director travel to the Norwegian Arctic Circle to film Henrik Ibsen's play 'The Lady From The Sea'.Thinking it will be an easy task, they are soon ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Vardoen
Stars: James Bachman, Michael Colgan, Rosie Day
Action | Adventure | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The coming of age of young Alexander, future world conqueror, from his boyhood in Greece to his assumption of Regent of the Land, after proving his worth to his father, the demanding King Phillip.

Director: Jalal Merhi
Stars: Sam Heughan, Lauren Cohan, Christopher Cazenove
Any Human Heart (TV Series 2010)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A novelist's life ricochets from 1920s Paris to '50s New York and '80s London. Along the way he meets Ernest Hemingway, Ian Fleming and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor - the exiled British king and his mistress Wallis Simpson.

Stars: Jim Broadbent, Matthew Macfadyen, Conor Nealon
Island at War (TV Mini-Series 2004)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Period: Second World War. A quiet channel island community is thrown into turmoil by the invasion forces of Nazi Germany.

Stars: Saskia Reeves, Owen Teale, Julia Ford
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
Director: Adam Sigal
Stars: Sam Heughan, Arabella Oz, David Arquette
Outlander (TV Series 2014)
Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is... See full summary »

Stars: Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Duncan Lacroix
Breaking the Mould (TV Movie 2009)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A historical drama that tells the story of the development of penicillin in the 1930's/40's, by a group of scientists in Oxford at The Dunn School of Pathology

Director: Peter Hoar
Stars: Dominic West, Denis Lawson, Oliver Dimsdale
The Wild West (TV Mini-Series 2006)
Biography | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Stars: Michael Praed, David Leon, Liam Cunningham
Small Moments (2001)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Jeremy Raison
Stars: Helen Abbot, Tom Cumberlidge, Sam Heughan
Party Animals (TV Series 2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Follows the lives of several young adults whose lives intertwine with their jobs in the Parliment of the United Kingdom.

Stars: Andrew Buchan, Shelley Conn, Andrea Riseborough
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Geoffrey 'Boy' Wellum
...
Mac
...
Brian Kingcombe
Alex Robertson ...
Tommy Lund
...
Bevington
Paul Tinto ...
Davy
Jordan Bernarde ...
Trevor Wade
Alex Waldmann ...
Drummond
...
Grace
Richard Walsh ...
Mr. Wellum
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Martin Poole ...
Homeguard
Geoffrey Wellum ...
Himself - Older 'Boy'
Edit

Storyline

In May 1940 eighteen-year old Geoffrey Wellum joins the 92 squadron of the Royal Air Force and is taken to the pub,where pilots who have seen action sign their names on a blackboard. Next day,with no flying experience,he is expected to pilot a Spitfire;he is nervous but exhilarated. Soon he is seeing action against the Luftwaffe,his sense of duty dispelling fear,and,having taken part in the Battle of Britain,is awarded a medal,though he never signs the blackboard. By 1941 he has flown fifty missions and feels invincible,though he sees friends die and in 1942 the stress causes him to have a breakdown. However he survives the war and,in the present,talks direct to camera,voicing his feelings about his service experiences. Written by don @ minifie-1

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Biography | Drama | War

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 September 2010 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Spitfire  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Edited from Battle of Britain (1969) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Enjoyable - and a bit emotional
8 August 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have always had a thing for Spitfires. They are my all time favourite plane. I'm lucky enough to live quite near a small airfield and one flies over quite regularly. The sound of the engine is so recognisable

  • even to a total non expert like me. The pilots of these amazing


planes were heroes, no getting away from that, and although I've seen war films before,(Reach for the Sky being one I have watched many times!) I found this film to be a bit of an eye opener. Having seen it was based on the journal of the pilot himself - makes it all more realistic. Thought Mr Heughan did a first class job playing Wellum. And the rest of the supporting cast were good too. Would liked to have seen a little more of what happens to the characters after he left, but at least there was a small write up on this before the credits go up! An enjoyable film.


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Not too bad. turkeytom33
We will remember them. chrisseeu
Discuss First Light (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?