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Went the Day Well? (1942)

Approved | | Thriller, War | 28 June 1944 (USA)
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An English village is occupied by disguised German paratroopers as an advance post for a planned invasion.

Director:

Alberto Cavalcanti (as Cavalcanti)

Writers:

Graham Greene (story), John Dighton (story and screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Banks ... Oliver Wilsford
C.V. France ... The Vicar (as C. V. France)
Valerie Taylor ... Nora
Marie Lohr ... Mrs. Fraser
Harry Fowler ... Young George
Norman Pierce Norman Pierce ... Jim Sturry
Frank Lawton ... Tom Sturry
Elizabeth Allan ... Peggy
Thora Hird ... Ivy
Muriel George ... Mrs. Collins
Patricia Hayes Patricia Hayes ... Daisy
Mervyn Johns ... Charlie Sims
Hilda Bayley Hilda Bayley ... Cousin Maud
Edward Rigby ... Bill Purvis
Johnnie Schofield Johnnie Schofield ... Joe Garbett (as Johnny Schofield)
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Storyline

The residents of a British village during WWII welcome a platoon of soldiers who are to be billeted with them. The trusting residents then discover that the soldiers are Germans who proceed to hold the village captive. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Thriller | War

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

28 June 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Went the Day Well? See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,849, 22 May 2011

Gross USA:

$47,214

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,214
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Ealing Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System) (as RCA)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Alberto Cavalcanti was paid £45 a week while making the film. See more »

Goofs

After breaking out of the church a number of the villagers go into Oliver Wilsford's cottage but Jim Sturry, the pub landlord, refers to him as Mr Wilson. See more »

Quotes

[Germans are firing at the Manor House]
Charles Sims, the church warder: Duck madam, duck.
Mrs Fraser: I am ducking.
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Crazy Credits

(after credits) ... and men of The Gloucestershire Regiment By kind permission of The War Office See more »

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Featured in Introducing Ealing Studios (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Radio Blues
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Music by William Walton
Arranged by Ernest Irving
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8 October 2003 | by toonnnnnSee all my reviews

A splendid movie well acted and directed, the story grips you from the start,the film includes self sacrifice and treacherous behaviour.The pace of the movie is fantastic not a dull moment.There is one scene which shows that ordinary decent people when cornered can fight back with a fierce tenacity when their homeland is threatened.This movie is the inspiration behind the eagle has landed and i think it would be a hit if it was remade.


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