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Way Ahead, The

Now, we’ve never seen this and we don’t know why ‘cos it sounds tremendous. Starring David ‘Candleshoe’ Niven, Stanley ‘Albert’ Holloway, John ‘Dooooomed!’ Laurie, Jimmy Hanley and William Hartnell as the sergeant – would you Adam an’ Eve it? – it says here that Tessie O’Shea is in it as herself singing; presumably this was part of some exercise to get the troops used to the hellish sounds of war. Written by Peter Ustinov and directed by Carol Reed and watched by us whenever we get the chance.

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