IA #22: In Which We Serve (1942)

 In Which We Serve (1942) on IMDb

In Which We Serve is the first movie in the Internet Archive Top 100 list with a perfect 4-star rating from Leonard Maltin. (Or the last, if you’re reading them 1 to 100.) It was nominated for Oscars for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay (Noel Coward). Coward, who also scored, co-directed and starred, won an honorary Academy Award for his “outstanding production achievement”. The New York Film Critics Circle and National Board of Review both named it the best film of 1942.

Maltin wrote, “Unlike many WW2 films, this masterpiece doesn’t date one bit”. It’s the story of the crew of a British destroyer, told in flashback. If you’ve never seen it before, this is your chance.