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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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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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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System) (as RCA)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The church in the film is the church in the Buckinghamshire village of Turville, St Mary Virgin Church, doubling as Dibley's St Barnabus. See more »

Goofs

Bill Purvis' dog is called Betty but when George Truscott restrains her temporarily in the woods he calls her Betsy. See more »

Quotes

[the Land Army girls are defending the Manor House]
Ivy: [Peggy shoots a German] What's up?
Peggy: I shot one
Ivy: Good girl. You know, we ought to keep score. That's one to you. Half a minute now, I'll have a go.
Ivy: [Ivy shoots at a German, but misses] Missed him. Can't even hit a sitting Jerry.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue:

"Went the day well? We died and never knew, But, well or ill, Freedom, we died for you" See more »

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Featured in Al Murray's Great British War Movies (2014) See more »

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Veni Creator Spiritus
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attributed to Rabano Mauro
Arranged by Ernest Irving
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"yes the day good went"
9 November 2002 | by simonrosenbaumSee all my reviews

A still chilling story of german invasion to an ordinary sleepy english village sixty years ago. This brilliantly captured the very real possibility of what could have happened during the first years of world war 2. If you tend to stay away from "older" films because they're too distant and difficult to relate to I strongly recommend this, the characters are believable and the way the story is told is very realistic and not at all sentimental. There are some quite powerful scenes which are quite shocking and totally unexpected in a film this old. (9/10)


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