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From Workers — To Warriors

The Way Ahead

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.

Credits

The Way Ahead Cast

Name Character
John Laurie He was 48, 83 years old when he died as Pvt. Luke
Trevor Howard He was 31, 74 years old when he died as Officer on Ship (uncredited)
Tessie O'Shea She was 32, 82 years old when she died as Herself
Reginald Tate He was 48, 58 years old when he died as The Training Company Commanding Officer
Stanley Holloway He was 54, 91 years old when he died as Pvt. Ted Brewer
Leslie Dwyer She was 38, 80 years old when she died as Pvt. Sid Beck
William Hartnell He was 37, 67 years old when he died as Sgt. Ned Fletcher
Tracy Reed She was 2, 69 years old when she died as Perry's Daughter (uncredited)
David Niven He was 35, 73 years old when he died as Lieutenant Jim Perry
James Donald He was 28, 76 years old when he died as Pvt. Evans Lloyd
Mary Jerrold She was 67, 77 years old when she died as Mrs. Gillingham
Lloyd Pearson He was 47, 68 years old when he died as Sam Thyrtle
Leo Genn He was 39, 72 years old when he died as Captain Edwards
Peter Ustinov He was 24, 82 years old when he died as Rispoli
Jimmy Hanley He was 26, 51 years old when he died as Pvt. Geoffrey Stainer
Raymond Lovell He was 45, 53 years old when he died as Mr. Jackson
Esma Cannon She was 39, 66 years old when she died as Mrs. Ted Brewer
Hugh Burden He was 32, 72 years old when he died as Pvt. Bill Parsons
Eileen Erskine She was 30, 81 years old when she died as Mrs. Bill Parsons
Raymond Huntley He was 41, 86 years old when he died as Pvt. Herbert Davenport
Jack Watling He was 22, 78 years old when he died as Sgt. Buster
Renée Asherson She was 30, 99 years old when she died as Marjorie Gillingham
John Ruddock He was 48, 83 years old when he died as Old Chelsea Soldier
Grace Arnold She was 46, 80 years old when she died as Mrs. Ned Fletcher
George Merritt He was 54, 86 years old when he died as Sergeant Major (uncredited)
A. Bromley Davenport He was 77, 79 years old when he died as Old Chelsea Soldier
Penelope Dudley-Ward She was 30, 67 years old when she died as Mrs. Perry

The Way Ahead Crew

Name Department
Clive Donner as Editor. He was 19 (84) years old when He died Editing
William Alwyn as Original Music Composer. He was 39 (79) years old when He died Sound
Herbert Smith as Executive Producer. He was 44 (85) years old when He died Production
Stanley Haynes as Producer. He was 38 (now 117) years old Production
John Sutro as Producer. He was 42 (82) years old when He died Production
Norman Walker as Producer. He was 52 (71) years old when He died Production
David Rawnsley as Art Direction. Art
Carol Reed as Director. He was 38 (69) years old when He died Directing
Guy Green as Director of Photography. He was 31 (91) years old when He died Camera
Muir Mathieson as Music Director. He was 34 (63) years old when He died Sound
Eric Ambler as Story. He was 35 (89) years old when He died Writing
Eric Ambler as Screenplay. He was 35 (89) years old when He died Writing
Fergus McDonell as Editor. He was 34 (73) years old when He died Editing
Frank Bevis as Assistant Director. Directing
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The Way Ahead (79 years)

From Workers — To Warriors

  • Release day: Friday, June 09, 1944
  • Runtime: 115 minutes