Watch The Way Ahead (1944) online for free full movie and streaming film in English with HD quality. The Immortal Battalion has a bit of a convoluted records. It started simulation as a training film, The New Lot, which ran 44 minutes. When Winston Churchill approached David Niven about creating a film that would do for the British Army what In Which We Serve had finished for the Royal Navy, he contacted Carol Reed and suggested expanding The New Lot. The consequences, written by Eric Ambler and Peter Ustinov, was the acclaimed The Way Ahead. For its U.S. general pardon, Way Ahead was shortened to a shorter length and retitled The Immortal Battalion. In either of its feature length forms, the film is concerned gone the training of a bunch of raw recruits into a adroit and efficient deed regiment. Niven stars as Jim Perry, a lieutenant and former unsigned boy who finds that he must learn to take on a tough pedigree in order to make his wildly diverse crew come together and comply to the importance both of the engagement and of their place in it. Although it takes times and constant effort going a propos for the pension of Perry and his sergeant, the eight men eventually overcome their exchange backgrounds and feelings, and transform themselves into a unit which performs its tasks to the fore admirable knack and aptitude, preparing them for their fight adjoining the Desert Fox in Africa. Told in a semi-documentary style, Battalion moreover features the screen debut of Trevor Howard.