The Way Ahead

Originally released in the U.S. in a much-shortened version entitled The Immortal Battalion, this 1944 semidocumentary war film, directed by Carol Reed, will be shown in a nearly complete version. Scripted by Eric Ambler and Peter Ustinov, the film stars David Niven, Stanley Holloway, William Hartnell, and, in smaller parts, such stalwart regulars as Leo Genn, Trevor Howard, and Ustinov himself. Concerning a group of disparate civilians who learn to fight together in North Africa, this feature was originally intended as a training film, and has been much praised for its humor, spirit, and charm.

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