While this movie is not available on video, it has been shown from time to time on AMC or the Fox Movie Channel, so it could be run again. The movie might appear a bit "preachy" to some people of today. However, it is a beautifully made, very compelling love story that must be taken in the context of the time in which it was filmed - a day where patriotism ran high in a very scary time.
This Above All is a poignant love story, set during World War II's Battle of Britain. Joan Fontaine plays Prue Cathaway, daughter of a London doctor, raised in a home of wealth and privilege. She joins the ranks of the WAAFS (Women's Auxiliary Air Force), much to the surprise and chagrin of her family, especially her Aunt Iris. Her aunt feels that it is beneath Prue's position in society to enter as an enlisted woman and that, at the very least, she should have joined as a commissioned officer. Prue's patriotism runs high, however, and of utmost importance to her is that every person do his part to help England win the war, whether born to wealth or poverty.
She ends up spending a weekend with him at a seaside resort. There, she coaxes him into revealing the secret that he has been keeping from her, the reason for his moodiness. When one of his buddies shows up at the resort, she learns more about Clive from him.