March, 1939. A group of civilians from all classes and creeds are called into the infantry for a special mission. At first they are miserable soldiers, hating the regimented lifestyle imposed now on them. With the help of their faithful Sergeant and Lieutenant, they become a well oiled machine and are prepared to find out about their special mission in North Africa.
The Way Ahead
Also Known As: The Immortal Battalion
Released: 03 Jun 1945
Directed By: Carol Reed
Written By: Eric Ambler (original story), Eric Ambler (screen play), Peter Ustinov (screen play)
Starring: David Niven, Stanley Holloway, James Donald, John Laurie