In Which We Serve

In Which We Serve

DVD - 2012
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The story of the H.M.S. Torrin, a British naval ship, from its construction through its destruction in World War II. As the surviving crew cling to life boats and wreckage awaiting rescue, they flashback to their homes and loved ones and in so doing recall just why they are fighting and whom they are fighting for.
Publisher: [New York] : Criterion Collection, [2012]
ISBN: 9781604655599
Branch Call Number: MOVIE IN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (114 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in


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In his film acting debut, Attenborough played the uncredited role of Young Stoker.

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Jan 17, 2015

"In Which We Serve" is dedicated to all those who served in the British Navy during World War II. It is about their sacrifice to their country and to their families. It will never be out of date because these men gave so much to keep the world free from the Nazi threat. They were courageous and I truly am glad to be reminded of their contribution to our present day freedoms.

kevfarley Oct 15, 2014

This film is 'slow', but can be richly rewarding when viewed as an inside look at the wartime British,.. through the eyes of this WW2 propaganda effort.

In beautiful B&W,...a history buffs delight.
(Compare it to Hollywood offerings during the same war !)

The 'bonus' interviews with Coward are also worthwhile.

aaa5756 Dec 05, 2013

This movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. Not too bad---good performance. I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.

Nov 15, 2013

I enjoyed this very much. John Mills and a young Richard Attenborough give striking performances. Propaganda that's worth believing in.

Dec 18, 2012

This is a 1942 British patriotic war film directed by Noël Coward.
It was made during the Second World War with the assistance of the Ministry of Information.
So, apparently, it is a kinda propaganda film---especially at the last scene.
An incredible number of flashbacks come and go along with patriotic imagery of national unity.
Coward composed the film's music.
He also starred in the film as the ship's captain.
His name appears as its producer and writer, too.
What an amazing man!

voisjoe1 Oct 08, 2012

Noel Coward and David Lean were co-directors of this great portrait of WWII as experienced by British sailors and their families on the homefront. David Attenborough played a small uncredited part (his film debut) and so did Leslie Howard's voice. See if you can detect these two film giants.


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“National honor is the national property of the highest value.” -James Madison

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