In Which We Serve

TitleIn Which We Serve
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1942
AuthorsCoward, Noel, and David Lean
Running Time115 min
Date Released12/1942
DistributorBritish Lion Film
CountryUnited Kingdom
Publication Languageeng

This British war propaganda film made with the assistance of the Ministry of Information highlights national unity during World War II. The attack on the H.M.S. Torrin prompt its crew to abandon ship. Stranded, and still amid German fire, the crew remember the construction and deployment of their ship as well as their homes and loved ones. 


Noël Coward

John Mills

Bernard Miles

Celia Johnson


Janus Films, Granada International, British Lion Film Corp. Ltd. presents

a Two Cities film by Noël Coward

produced by Noël Coward

Directed by Noël Coward and David Lean

Screenplay by Noël Coward

Art director, David Rawnsley

Editor, Thelma Myers

set dressing, Norman Delaney

musical score conducted by Muir Mathieson with the London Symphony Orchestra

cinematography by Ronald Neame


Drama, War

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Film inspired by the destruction of the HMS Kelly during the Battle of Crete. 

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