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The New Lot (1943)

| Short, Drama, War | 1943 (UK)
During World War II, five civilians from different backgrounds become reluctant conscripts in the British Army.

Director:

Carol Reed
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Uncredited cast:
Eric Ambler Eric Ambler ... Bren Gun Instructor (uncredited)
Ivor Barnard ... Photographer (uncredited)
Robert Donat ... Actor (uncredited)
Ian Fleming ... Medical Officer (uncredited)
Philip Godfrey Philip Godfrey ... Art Wallace (uncredited)
Kathleen Harrison ... Keith's Mother (uncredited)
Bryan Herbert Bryan Herbert ... Soldier (uncredited)
Raymond Huntley ... Barrington (uncredited)
Mike Johnson Mike Johnson ... Railway Porter (uncredited)
Geoffrey Keen ... Corporal (uncredited)
John Laurie ... Harry Fyfe (uncredited)
Bernard Lee ... Interviewing Officer (uncredited)
Albert Lieven ... Czech Soldier (uncredited)
Bernard Miles ... Ted Loman (uncredited)
Stewart Rome ... Officer (uncredited)
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During World War II, five civilians from different backgrounds become reluctant conscripts in the British Army.

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Short | Drama | War

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Trivia

Sir Peter Ustinov's writing debut. See more »

Quotes

Harry Fyfe: By the left - quick WRIGGLE!
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Connections

Remade as The Way Ahead (1944) See more »

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Day By Day They Kicks 'Im, Which 'Elps 'Im On A Bit
12 December 2018 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Five draftees (Philip Godfrey, Raymond Huntley, John Laurie, Bernard Miles and Peter Ustinov) go through basic training. At first they are surly, but eventually they come to recognize they have a job of work and they're the ones to do it.

This was a film to be shown soldiers, and it's "supervised by an officer approved by the General Staff" -- actually, it's Carol Reed, and I doubt if the General Staff spent much time on the matter. There is no one credited by name in this movie. Undoubtedly that's intended to make them seem more anonymous, so the soldier watching it could identify with the individuals.

Ustinov co-wrote this with Eric Ambler. They later expanded it to make THE WAY AHEAD.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1943 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Az újoncok See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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