Release Date: December 3rd, 1999
DVD Release Date: December 2nd, 2003
Not Yet Rated|1 hr 54 min
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.
Production Co: Two Cities Films Ltd., British Lion Film Corporation [gb]
Distributors: United Artists, Belle & Blade Studios, Criterion Collection