This is the story of a British Naval ship, the HMS Torrin, from it's construction to its sinking in the Mediterranean during action in World War II. The ships first and only commanding officer is the experienced Captain E.V. Kinross who trains his men not only to be loyal to him but to the country and most importantly, to themselves. They face challenges at sea and also at home. They lose some of theirs shipmates in action and some of their loved ones in the devastation of the blitz. Throughout it all, the men of the Torrin serve valiantly and heroically.

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  1. Noël Coward

    Director, Writer

  2. David Lean


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  1. Noël Coward

    Noël Coward

    Captain E. V. Kinross R.N. / Captain 'D'

  2. Derek Elphinstone

    Derek Elphinstone

    No. 1

  3. Michael Wilding

    Michael Wilding


  4. John Mills

    John Mills

    Ordinary Seaman Blake / Shorty Blake

  5. Robert Sansom

    Robert Sansom


  6. Philip Friend

    Philip Friend


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 55m

Budget -

Revenue -

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  • September 17, 1942
    NR, Theatrical



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