The Immortal Battalion (Way Ahead, The) (1944)

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Released 23-Mar-2004
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Legendary British Director Carol Reed's Immortal Battalion is acclaimed world-wide as one of the finest World War II motion pictures ever made, an unrivalled British classic.
The first rate all star cast of outstanding performances includes: David Niven, Stanley Holloway, Leo Glenn, William Hartnell, Peter Ustinov, James Donald, John Laurie and Trevor Howard in his first screen role.
The outstanding screenplay by the multi-award winning writer and novelist Eric Ambler (A Night To Remember) and Academy Award winning writer, actor, and director Sir Peter Ustinov, is about the adventures of raw army recruits.
In semi-documentary style it takes you from civilian life and weaves you through army training in brilliant British comedic style, then into the horrors of World War II and on to one of the most tragic, emotional and unforgettable climaxes ever filmed.

Great British Director Sir Carol Reed (The Third Man, Odd Man Out, Oliver) brings to the screen a motion picture of pure power and emotion, a motion picture classic in the true sense of the word, equal only in stature and scope to the motion picture masterpieces Lewis Milstones' "All Quiet On The Western Front", and Jean Renoir's " La Grand Illusion", but standing proudly on its own.

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Starring
David Niven
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
Directed by
Carol Reed
Music
William Alwyn
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding
War 1944 87:20 (Case: 95) 576i (PAL) 1 2 3 4 5 6
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Full Frame
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English Dolby Digital 2.0 (224Kb/s)
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