The Way Ahead



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A group of draftees are called up into the infantry during World War II. At first, they appear to be a hopeless bunch, but their Sergeant and Lieutenant have faith in them and mould them into a good team. When they go into action in North Africa, they realize what it's all about. Written by Steve Crook The Way Ahead is a 1944 English-language Drama War movie starring David Niven, Stanley Holloway, William Hartnell, James Donald, John Laurie, Leslie Dwyer and Ben Williams. Two Cities Films was the production house involved in the project along with executive producer(s) John Sutro and Norman Walker. The Way Ahead is written by Eric Ambler and Peter Ustinov and it is directed by Carol Reed. General Film Distributors acquired the distribution rights for the motion picture. The Way Ahead was released on 10th July 1944 and takes a screen time of 115-91 min. and it received positive reviews from critics when it was released. Cinematography was done by Guy Green and editing by Fergus McDonell. The music was composed by William Alwyn.

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Release Date10 JUL 1944
Run Time115 MINUTES

English, French, German


Drama, War

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The Way Ahead Reviews and Ratings

Average Review Rating : 5.0/5


Positive Review Rating : 67%

  • Direction by Carol Reed is competent, and undoubtedly accounts for the underlying genuineness of the picture as a semi documentary. ( Read More )
  • Time Out

    Despite a framework which stresses regimental traditions and military valour, the films celebration of the ordinary man as soldier leaves a residue of radicalism. ( Read More )
  • Sover

    A rousing flag waving war drama about the British Army, that was shot during the war and grew out of being a training film. ( Read More )
  • Ny Times

    The originality and essence of British character are most fascinating here. ( Read More )
  • Film 4

    Captain Reed directs his superb cast headed by Colonel Niven in a film of humour and integrity. ( Read More )
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    Awards for The Way Ahead
    • National Board of Review, USA
      1 WON