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The Way Ahead (1944)

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09:15-11:30 Sun 28th Jul 2019 135m
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The Way Ahead (1944) box art This is one of the finest "we're in this together" flag-wavers produced in Britain during the Second World War. From Eric Ambler and Peter Ustinov's script, director Carol Reed, who had earned a reputation for social realism in the mid-1930s and had spent part of the war making army documentaries, creates a totally believable world in which a squad of raw recruits becomes an integral part of the local community as they go through basic training. David Niven is top-billed, but he generously enters into the ensemble spirit that makes this beautifully observed drama as uplifting today as it was in 1944.