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The Way Ahead
Directed by:
Carol Reed

Starring David Niven, Stanley Holloway, James Donald, John Laurie, Leslie Dwyer and Hugh Burden, "The Way Ahead" (also known as "Immortal Battalion, The", "Via della gloria, La") is a War/Drama film directed by Carol Reed, released in the USA on June 03 of 1945.

Who directed "The Way Ahead":

The Way Ahead was directed by Carol Reed, an English director, producer, actor, and writer.

Before directing The Way Ahead, Carol Reed had directed The Young Mr. Pitt, released in 1942, Kipps (1941), Night Train to Munich (1940), The Stars Look Down (1940), A Girl Must Live (1939), and Climbing High (1938). Since, he directed Odd Man Out, released in 1947, The Fallen Idol (1948), Outcast of the Islands (1952), The Man Between (1953), A Kid for Two Farthings (1955), and Trapeze (1956).

What was the release date of "The Way Ahead":

The Way Ahead was initally released in the United States on Sunday, June 03, 1945.. This was seventy-four (74) years ago.

It has been released on Tuesday, June 06, 1944 in the United Kingdom; Wednesday, April 03, 1946 in France and on Thursday, February 08, 1945 in Australia.

What is the casting of "The Way Ahead":

At the casting of The Way Ahead we find David Niven, previously seen in The First of the Few (1942) and Raffles (1939); Stanley Holloway (Major Barbara (1941), The Girl from Maxim's (1933)); James Donald (San Demetrio London (1943), Went the Day Well? (1942)) [ more... ]

  • Peter Ustinov and Stanley Holloway, Leo Genn, A.E. Matthews also worked together in The Magic Box, released in 1951.
  • Lloyd Pearson and Leslie Dwyer, Raymond Lovell, Jack Watling also appeared in The Young Mr. Pitt, released in 1942.
  • Stanley Holloway, John Laurie, Leo Genn and Raymond Lovell also worked together in Caesar and Cleopatra, released in 1945.
  • Leslie Dwyer, Raymond Lovell, Peter Ustinov and Lloyd Pearson also appeared in The Goose Steps Out, released in 1942.
  • Leslie Dwyer, Mary Jerrold and Lloyd Pearson also appeared in Bond Street, released in 1948.
  • Leo Genn, John Ruddock and Peter Ustinov also appeared in Quo Vadis, released in 1951.
  • John Laurie, Leslie Dwyer and A.E. Matthews can be seen in Laughter in Paradise, released in 1951.
  • Peter Ustinov and James Donald, Hugh Burden can also be seen in One of Our Aircraft Is Missing, released in 1942.
  • John Laurie, Hugh Burden and Peter Ustinov have all also be seen in One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing, released in 1975.

What is the Storyline of "The Way Ahead":

In the days after the Dunkirk evacuation in Second World War, Lieutenant Jim Perry (David Niven), a veteran of the British Expeditionary Force, is posted to the Duke of Glendon's Light Infantry to train replacements to fill its depleted ranks. A patient, mild-mannered officer, he does his strenuous best to turn the bunch of grumbling ex-civilians into soldiers, earning himself their intense dislike. Eventually however, the men come to respect their officer.

After their training is completed, their [...]

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