During World War II, five civilians from different backgrounds become reluctant conscripts in the British Army.

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Uncredited cast:
Eric Ambler ...
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Ivor Barnard ...
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Ian Fleming ...
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Philip Godfrey ...
Art Wallace (uncredited)
Kathleen Harrison ...
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Bryan Herbert ...
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Raymond Huntley ...
Barrington (uncredited)
Mike Johnson ...
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Geoffrey Keen ...
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Harry Fyfe (uncredited)
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Ted Loman (uncredited)
Stewart Rome ...
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During World War II, five civilians from different backgrounds become reluctant conscripts in the British Army.

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1943 (UK)  »

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This film was considered lost until a copy was discovered in a disused army base in India. See more »

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Remade as The Way Ahead (1944) See more »

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Second success for the aks
12 August 2016 | by (london) – See all my reviews

The Army Kinematograph Service was set up mainly to provide film screenings for the troops.Arranging for them to see the latest films via mobile 16mm units and shows at Garrison Theatres.They made only a handful of films.The first being Next Of Kin.This was made in cooperation with Ealing Studios.This was to warn troops against careless talk.It was so good that it was decided to release this in cinemas.So this promotion film for army recruiting was so successful that it was made into The Way Ahead.A number of the actors in this film also appeared in the feature.The cameo of Robert Donat as the film hero is truly hilarious.


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