Immortal Battalion ★★★ The Way Ahead 1944
Entertaining wartime pseudo-documentary follows newly recruited soldiers as they are molded from an ordinary group of carping civilians into a hardened battalion of fighting men by Niven. Some prints run to 116 minutes. 89m/B VHS, DVD . GB David Niven, Stanley Holloway, Reginald Tate, Raymond Huntley, William Hartnell, James Donald, Peter Ustinov, John Laurie, Leslie Dwyer, Hugh Burden, Jimmy Hanley, Leo Genn, Renee Asherson, Mary Jerrold, Tessie O'Shea, Raymond Lovell, A.E. Matthews, Jack Watling; D: Carol Reed; W: Eric Ambler, Peter Ustinov; C: Guy Green; M: William Alwyn.