Fire Over England is an excellent film which embraces the talents of a superb cast and A. E. W. Mason who wrote the script.It is a film of some age now, and there are production limitations, the battle scenes for example, but this should not detract from the pleasures of a literate script with fine performances from an all star cast. Flora Robson makes a most convincing Elizabeth and Leslie Banks, Raymond Massey,Vivien Leigh, Tamara Desni and Laurence Olivier give spirited performances. There are, in addition,reminders of actors who were to became stars in their own right. Both James Mason and Robert Newton feature, Newton in particular is impressive, whilst the experienced Morton Selten as Burleigh is a delight.
The film notes draw attention to this 1937 production as one to celebrate the royal coronation year and also to act as a rallying cry against the forces of evil gathering in Nazi Germany. These were worthy objectives played out in stirring fashion. The Radio Times Film Guide has it about right, Fire Over England is "Great Fun"
If you love vintage black and white films, buy it! I certainly wasn't disappointed.