The Way Ahead (1945) Movie Details

The Way Ahead
The Way Ahead
Carol Reed
William Alwyn
Two Cities Films
1 hr 55 mins
Rating: 7.9/10 from 140 users

The Way Ahead Movie Cast

David Niven
as Lieutenant Jim Perry
Stanley Holloway
as Pvt. Ted Brewer
James Donald
as Pvt. Evans Lloyd
John Laurie
as Pvt. Luke
Leslie Dwyer
as Pvt. Sid Beck
Hugh Burden
as Pvt. Bill Parsons
Jimmy Hanley
as Pvt. Geoffrey Stainer
William Hartnell
as Sgt. Ned Fletcher
Reginald Tate
as The Training Company Commanding Officer
Leo Genn
as Captain Edwards
John Ruddock
as Old Chelsea Soldier
A. Bromley Davenport
as Old Chelsea Soldier
Renée Asherson
as Marjorie Gillingham
Mary Jerrold
as Mrs. Gillingham
Tessie O'Shea
as Herself
Raymond Lovell
as Mr. Jackson
A. E. Matthews
as Colonel Walmsley
Jack Watling
as Sgt. Buster
Peter Ustinov
as Rispoli
Lloyd Pearson
as Sam Thyrtle
Raymond Huntley
as Pvt. Herbert Davenport
Penelope Dudley-Ward
as Mrs. Perry
Esma Cannon
as Mrs. Ted Brewer
Eileen Erskine
as Mrs. Bill Parsons
Grace Arnold
as Mrs. Ned Fletcher
Trevor Howard
as Officer on Ship (uncredited)
George Merritt
as Sergeant Major (uncredited)
Tracy Reed
as Perry's Daughter (uncredited)
A.E. Matthews
A.E. Matthews as Colonel Walmsley

The Way Ahead Crew List

Director :
Story : Eric Ambler
Screenplay : Eric Ambler , Peter Ustinov
Executive Producer : Herbert Smith
Producer : John Sutro , Norman Walker , Stanley Haynes
Original Music Composer :
Cinematography : Guy Green , Derick Williams
Editor : Fergus McDonell , Clive Donner
Casting : Irene Howard
Art Direction : David Rawnsley
Production Manager : Norman Spencer
Second Unit : Frank Bevis , Mark Evans
Art Department Assistant : Arthur Lawson
Director of Photography : Derick Williams , Guy Green

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A mismatched collection of conscripted civilians find training tough under Lieutenant Jim Perry and Sergeant Ned Fletcher when they are called up to replace an infantry battalion that had suffered casualties at Dunkirk.

The Way Ahead

The Way Ahead is a 1945 English Film stars David Niven , Carol Reed , Eric Ambler , Eric Ambler , Peter Ustinov , Herbert Smith , John Sutro , Norman Walker , Stanley Haynes , William Alwyn , Guy Green , Derick Williams , Fergus McDonell , Clive Donner , Irene Howard , David Rawnsley , Norman Spencer , Frank Bevis , Mark Evans , Arthur Lawson , Stanley Holloway , James Donald , John Laurie , Leslie Dwyer , Hugh Burden , Jimmy Hanley , William Hartnell , Reginald Tate , Leo Genn , John Ruddock , A. Bromley Davenport , Renée Asherson , Mary Jerrold , Tessie O'Shea , Raymond Lovell , A. E. Matthews , Jack Watling , Peter Ustinov , Lloyd Pearson , Raymond Huntley , Penelope Dudley-Ward , Esma Cannon , Eileen Erskine , Grace Arnold , Trevor Howard , George Merritt , Tracy Reed , A.E. Matthews , Derick Williams , Guy Green , directed by Carol Reed & music by William Alwyn.