During World War II, a group of civilians undergo basic training to prepare to fight and die for their country. The various classes of men object and argue about their regiment, training and constant supervision. After gradually learning and developing their new skills, their ship is attacked and nearly sunk, and the civilians turn into soldiers using their training to fight the Germans. Stars David Niven as Lieutenant Jim Perry.
Starring: David Niven, Stanley Holloway, James Donald and John Laurie
Directed By: Carol Reed
Written By: Eric Ambler
Genre: War, Drama
Alternate Titles: Immortal Battalion; The Way Ahead
Run Time: 115 minutes