The New Lot

The New Lot is a 1943 British drama film directed by Carol Reed and starring Eric Ambler, Robert Donat, Kathleen Harrison, Bernard Lee, Raymond Huntley, John Laurie, Peter Ustinov and Austin Trevor, with music by Richard Addinsell. It is a short training film made for the Army Kinematograph Service, which follows five new recruits from different background and their experiences as they join the army.[1][2]

The film was later expanded and remade as The Way Ahead, co-written by Ambler and Ustinov, directed by Carol Reed, and starring David Niven.[3]



  1. "The New Lot (1943)".
  2. Nelmes, Jill (12 March 2012). "Introduction to Film Studies". Routledge via Google Books.
  3. "BFI Screenonline: New Lot, The (1943)".
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