The Way Ahead

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  • Genre(s): War Drama
  • Release year: 1944
  • Running time: 115 min
After an infantry battalion has suffered casualties at Dunkirk, the gaps in the ranks must be filled by ‘call-ups’. The men that arrive range from a boilerman and a rent collector to a nervous business man. The new recruits are given a brand new officer... read more
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After an infantry battalion has suffered casualties at Dunkirk, the gaps in the ranks must be filled by ‘call-ups’. The men that arrive range from a boilerman and a rent collector to a nervous business man. The new recruits are given a brand new officer who has the arduous task of moulding them into some form of useful platoon.

Original Release

07/10/1944

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Cast

David Niven Lt. Jim Perry
Stanley Holloway Pte. Ted Brewer
James Donald Pte. Evan Lloyd
John Laurie Pte. Luke
Leslie Dwyer Pte. Sid Beck
William Hartnell Sgt. Ned Fletcher (as Billy Hartnell)
Hugh Burden Pte. Bill Parsons
Jimmy Hanley Pte. Geoffrey Stainer (as Jimmie Hanley)
Reginald Tate The Training Company Commanding Officer
Leo Genn Capt. Edwards
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Carol Reed

Writers

Peter Ustinov, Eric Ambler

Cast

David Niven Lt. Jim Perry
Stanley Holloway Pte. Ted Brewer
James Donald Pte. Evan Lloyd
John Laurie Pte. Luke
Leslie Dwyer Pte. Sid Beck
William Hartnell Sgt. Ned Fletcher (as Billy Hartnell)
Hugh Burden Pte. Bill Parsons
Jimmy Hanley Pte. Geoffrey Stainer (as Jimmie Hanley)
Reginald Tate The Training Company Commanding Officer
Leo Genn Capt. Edwards
John Ruddock Chelsea Pensioner
A. Bromley Davenport Chelsea Pensioner (as Bromley Davenport)
Renée Asherson Marjorie Gillingham (as Renee Ascherson)
Mary Jerrold Mrs. Gillingham
Tessie O'Shea Herself - ENSA Entertainer
Raymond Lovell Mr. Jackson - Garage Owner
A.E. Matthews Col. Walmsley
Jack Watling Buster - Marjorie's Boyfriend
Peter Ustinov Rispoli - Cafe Owner
Lloyd Pearson Thyrtle

Producers

Herbert Smith Executive Producer
John Sutro Producer
Norman Walker Producer
Stanley Haynes Producer
Herbert Smith Producer

Editors

Fergus McDonell, Clive Donner

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