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The Way Ahead U rating

A stirring wartime drama about seven ordinary men who become a formidable fighting force.

War 1944 115 mins

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.