Articles about: David Lean

David Lean was a British director, who made his debut in 1942 with In Which We Serve, co-directing with playwright and actor Noël Coward. Later Lean films include Brief Encounter, Lawrence of Arabia, The Bridge on the River Kwai, and more. Before directing, Lean edited films including Pygmalion, Major Barbara, 49th Parallel, One of Our Aircraft is Missing, and more.

Bernard Miles and John Mills in "In Which We Serve"

Review: Noël Coward and David Lean’s “In Which We Serve,” Starring Noël Coward

The first film by playwright Noël Coward follows the crew of the HMS Torrin, who reflect back on their lives after their ship is sunk by German bombers.
Bernard Miles, Hugh Burden, Eric Portman, and Hugh Williams in “One of Our Aircraft is Missing”

Review: Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s “One of Our Aircraft is Missing,” Starring Hugh...

The new film from the creators of “49th Parallel” reverses the story; this time six British airmen find themselves stranded in Nazi-occupied Holland.
Leslie Howard and Eric Portman in "49th Parallel"

Review: Michael Powell’s “49th Parallel,” Starring Leslie Howard and Laurence Olivier

Michael Powell’s exciting new war thriller “49th Parallel” (also known as “The Invaders”) follows Nazi spies on the border of Canada and America.