In Which We Serve

The story of a destroyer, its crew, and their flashback memories of the folks back home from a raft after being dive-bombed during the Battle of Crete. Staged with what passed at the time for honest understatement, it now looks impossibly patronising, the epitome of stiff upper lip as Coward's captain graciously condescends to his forelock- touching crew like an indulgent auntie. Interesting chiefly as a reminder of the structures of snobbery and privilege in the services which were largely responsible for Labour's postwar election victory.

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Duration: 116 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Noël Coward, David Lean
Screenwriter: Noël Coward
Cast: Noël Coward
Daniel Massey
Joyce Carey
Michael Wilding
Celia Johnson
Bernard Miles
James Donald
Kathleen Harrison
John Mills
Richard Attenborough
Kay Walsh
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