Oct 12, 2018
Welcome to Reel Britannia-a very British podcast about very British films....with the occasional hint of professionalism.
At last, we welcome the return of Tony who joins Scott for a listener request episode. Huge thanks to Su who has selected In Which We Serve from 1942 for us to review this time around.
Co-directors David Lean and Noel Coward (in his sole filmmaking effort) created this patriotic World War II drama under the auspices of Great Britain's Ministry of Information. After the sinking of the HMS Torrin during the Battle of Crete in 1941, the ship's survivors -- including Captain Kinross (Noel Coward), Chief Petty Officer Hardy (Bernard Miles) and Seaman Blake (John Mills) -- recall their tour of duty in flashback while awaiting rescue in lifeboats being strafed by German airplanes.
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Scott and Tony