The Way Ahead (The Immortal Battalion)1945
The Way Ahead (The Immortal Battalion) (1945)
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as Lieutenant Jim Perry
as Sergeant Fletcher
as Company Commander
as Side Beck
as Mrs. Gillingham
as Garage Proprietor
as Col. Walmsley
as Commanding Officer
as Marjorie's Boy Friend
as Mrs. Perry
as Sgt. Maj.
as Marjorie Gillingham
Critic Reviews for The Way Ahead (The Immortal Battalion)
Direction by Carol Reed is competent, and undoubtedly accounts for the underlying genuineness of the picture as a semi-documentary.
A warm and touching tribute to the British Army infantryman.
Despite a framework which stresses regimental traditions and military valour, the film's celebration of the ordinary man as soldier leaves a residue of radicalism.
From a thorough, thoughtful and lively script by Eric Ambler and Peter Ustinov, this is an outstanding piece of film-making from the viewpoint of production, direction, camera-work and acting.
Audience Reviews for The Way Ahead (The Immortal Battalion)
Quite possibly the best David Niven film ever, this World War II propaganda piece from Britain features solid performances from a worthy cast of character actors of the era, resentful of the army at first for its encroachment into the freedom of their civilian lives but growing into a competent troop of soldiers itchy for combat. I've seen American films like this and it was nice to compare the two. There is no bloodshed throughout the film and of course it ends heroically. In all this is a rousing feature for the boys at home.
Excellent performance by David Niven. The movie kept my interest. I've seen it all before--the ragtag bunch of draftees becomes a top flight fighting unit. It's good, but I doubt I'll watch it again. This was made during WWII so that gives it a slightly different edge.
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