In Which We Serve (1942) Poster

Noël Coward: Capt. E.V. Kinross R.N. - Captain 'D'



  • [last lines] 

    Narrator : [voiceover]  Here ends the story of a ship, but there will always be other ships; we are an island race, through all our centuries the sea has ruled our destiny. There will always be other ships and men to sail in them. It is these men, in peace or war, to whom we owe so much. Above all victories, beyond all loss, in spite of changing values and a changing world they give to us, their countrymen, eternal and indomitable pride.

    [sequence of ships launching and at sea] 

    Captain Edward V. Kinross : Open fire!

    Narrator : God bless our ships... and all who sail in them.

    [close-up of the Royal Navy ensign] 

  • Flags : Very pretty sky, sir. Somebody sent me a calendar rather like that last Christmas.

    Captain Edward V. Kinross : Did it have a squadron of Dorniers in the upper right-hand corner?

    Flags : No, sir.

    Captain Edward V. Kinross : That's where art parts company with reality.

  • Captain Edward V. Kinross : A happy and efficient ship - a very happy and a very efficient ship. Some of you might think I'm being a bit ambitious wanting both but in my experience you can't have one without the other. A ship can't be happy unless she's efficient and she certainly won't be efficient unless she's happy.

  • [Captain Kinross hands a hot drink to a sailor that he has just rescued] 

    Captain Edward V. Kinross : It's just Bovril - heavily laced with sherry.

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