The Way Ahead details
|Starring:||Peter Ustinov, Peter Ustinov, William Hartnell, Stanley Holloway, David Niven, Leo Genn, Hugh Burden, John Laurie, Jimmy Hanley|
|Studio:||ITV STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
The Way Ahead
|Run time:||1 hour 50 minutes|
|Rental release:||17 May 2004|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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England's FinestBy a customer from Bromley, Kent , 09 Feb 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]A superb character driven movie. I saw it years ago on Channel Four & remembered it fondly, but I wasn?t prepared for just how good it is. The clich?d basic story line, a rag-bag of disparate characters ultimately formed into a well oiled fighting machine, may have been done many times, but surely never done better. Some of the credit certainly goes to Eric Ambler?s writing & Carol Reed?s direction, but my vote goes to the superb cast of actors. It would be invidious to pick any one out. Yes Raymond Huntley?s superb, David Niven on top form, but then so are the rest of the company. And you even get goodies like an uncredited appearance by Trevor Howard. Wonderful entertainment.
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War Time Drama Par excellenceBy OscarFreak (481 reviews) from London , 01 Dec 2012I had not seen this film before and found it very enjoyable, highlighting the problems facing conscripts during WW2 and the training that they had to undertake to make them a fighting unit. Great performances by the British cast.
training and warfare the british wayBy itstinks (697 reviews) from North of Reading , 02 Dec 2010Had just watched Full Metal jacket again a few days before and this follows the same path of spending more of the film on the training than the fighting.
Despite the two Sergeant-majors being different in the way they mentally and physically abuse the recruits they are still thought of as bullies by them.
The conscripts are generally unhappy about being called up but slowly gel and take up the challenges after all this is morale-booster while the war was on.
Well scripted and a great cameo from Peter Ustinov.
The Way Ahead Details 1944By PoetDad (109 reviews) from Pulborough , 07 Jun 20101944??? My dear God! I was 8years old when this film was made.....How time flies! A wonderful OLD black and white film that I have seen about 5 times now....but it was/is still MILDLY enjoyable to see these fine actors going throught their paces...
THE WAY AHEADBy bluefox (126 reviews) from Newcastle upon Tyne , 29 Jul 2009Avery good comical war time film and with a band of civilians being conscripted in to army life with legend william hartnell as the sgt and nivin as a officer it makes good watching and would recommend any one to rent this out and enjoy to max i am renting it out as it a rare pre war film to get hold of and worth the money
BrilliantBy a customer from Bromyard , 22 Jan 2009Even though it was filmed before D Day , this is a brilliant film , typical of the the genre , but well acted, and made one proud to be British , even if that's not terribly PC these days ....