The Way Ahead (The Immortal Battalion)
The Way Ahead (The Immortal Battalion) (1945)

The Immortal Battalion has a bit of a convoluted history. It started life as a training film, The New Lot, which ran 44 minutes. When Winston Churchill approached David Niven about creating a film that would do for the British Army what In… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 3, 1945
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Variety Staff

Direction by Carol Reed is competent, and undoubtedly accounts for the underlying genuineness of the picture as a semi-documentary.

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TV Guide

Bracing, spirited and lovely.

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Captain Reed directs his superb cast headed by Colonel Niven in a film of humour and integrity.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

A warm and touching tribute to the British Army infantryman.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

Carol Reed directed this 1944 war film from a script by Eric Ambler and Peter Ustinov.

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Time Out

Despite a framework which stresses regimental traditions and military valour, the film's celebration of the ordinary man as soldier leaves a residue of radicalism.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A rousing flag-waving war drama about the British Army, that was shot during the war and grew out of being a training film.

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