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Author: Noel CowardDavid LeanJohn MillsBernard MilesCelia JohnsonAll authors
Publisher: [New York] : Criterion Collection, [2012]
Series: David Lean directs Noël Coward.; Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 603.; Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 604.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: War films
Feature films
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Noel Coward; David Lean; John Mills; Bernard Miles; Celia Johnson; Kay Walsh; Joyce Carey; Derek Elphinstone; Michael Wilding; Robert Sansom; Philip Friend; Richard Attenborough; David Rawnsley; Thelma Connell; Norman Delaney; Muir Mathieson; Ronald Neame; Barry Day, (Playwright); London Symphony Orchestra.; Janus Films.; Granada International.; British Lion Films.; Two Cities Films.; Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 1604655607 9781604655605 1604655593 9781604655599
OCLC Number: 781293004
Language Note: In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1942.
Also issued in box set: David Lean directs Noël Coward with Blithe spirit, Brief encounter and This happy breed.
Restored by the BFI National Archive and Granada International.
Special features: Barry Day (interview with Noël Coward scholar Barry Day); A profile of "In Which We Serve" (short documentary film from 2000 on the making of the film); Coward and Attenborough at the NFT (audio recording of a 1969 conversation between actor Richard Attenborough and Coward); Trailer.
Credits: Art director, David Rawnsley ; editor, Thelma Myers ; set dressing, Norman Delaney ; Noël Coward's musical score conducted by Muir Mathieson with the London Symphony Orchestra ; photographed by Ronald Neame.
Cast: Noël Coward, John Mills, Bernard Miles, Celia Johnson, Kay Walsh, Joyce Carey, [Derek Elphinstone, Michael Wilding, Robert Sansom, Philip Friend, Richard Attenborough].
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (114 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC, region 1; 1.37:1 aspect ratio; Dolby digital, mono.
Series Title: David Lean directs Noël Coward.; Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 603.; Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 604.
Other Titles: Noël Coward's In which we serve
Responsibility: 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, David Lean ; a Noël Coward production ; [screenplay by Noël Coward].

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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.

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