Carol Reed directed this absorbing WWII drama about an army officer (David Niven) who whips a unit of British conscripts into a crack squad to face Rommel's North Africa Korps. As the men are transformed from civilians into skilled soldiers, a portrait of heroism and courage is revealed. With Stanley Holloway, James Donald, Jimmy Hanley, Trevor Howard. AKA: "The Immortal Battalion." Uncut international version; 115 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English; bonus "Big Battles" episode; photo gallery.