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The Way Ahead
The Way Ahead

The Way Ahead 1944


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The Way Ahead 1944 U

91 mins United Kingdom Director. Carol Reed

One of the British Cinema’s most enduring war movies, The Way Ahead follows seven ordinary citizens as they evolve into proud soldiers. Written by Peter Ustinov and Spy novelist Eric Ambler the film grapples with the fears and joys experienced by regular young men drafted during WWII to fight in North Africa. The iconic final scene was referenced in the opening titles of TV’s Dad’s Army.

Directed by

Carol Reed


John Laurie

James Donald

Stanley Holloway

David Niven




British Classics






United Kingdom



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