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Went the Day Well? (1942)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Oliver Wilsford
C.V. France ...
The Vicar
Valerie Taylor ...
Nora
Marie Lohr ...
Mrs. Fraser
Harry Fowler ...
Young George
Norman Pierce ...
Jim Sturry
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Tom Sturry
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Peggy
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Ivy
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Mrs. Collins
Patricia Hayes ...
Daisy
Mervyn Johns ...
Charlie Sims
Hilda Bayley ...
Cousin Maud
Edward Rigby ...
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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28 June 1944 (USA)  »

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48 Hours  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$8,606 (USA) (27 May 2011)

Gross:

$24,509 (USA) (27 May 2011)
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(RCA Sound System) (as RCA)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Janette Scott (Child) was the daughter of Thora Hird (Ivy). See more »

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When Mrs. Collins delivers the telegram, the way she holds her handbag changes. See more »

Quotes

Cousin Maude: [after witnessing one of the "Royal Engineers" abuse an inquisitive boy] Oh, you great beast! You great bullying brute you, knocking a child about! You're a disgrace to your uniform! Why, you're no better than a German, - that's what you are!
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(after credits) ... and men of The Gloucestershire Regiment By kind permission of The War Office See more »

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Referenced in The 100 Greatest War Films (2005) See more »

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Radio Blues
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Music by William Walton
Arranged by Ernest Irving
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"Went The Day Well" vs "The Eagle Has Landed"
6 December 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I can't help but think of the similarities between this film and the later production "The Eagle Has Landed" based on the novel by Jack Higgins. Both films concern the capture of a sleepy English village by crack German paratroopers disguised as members of an allied force. In both stories the villagers are herded into the church and held captive, although the duration of captivity in the latter production is relatively short. Also, in the Higgins story, the objective of the German troops is the capture of Winston Churchill, not acting as an advance party probing weaknesses prior to the conquest of Britain.

The beauty of "Went The Day Well" is that is of its time, and the product of a country that was still at war, and reflects the concerns of the British wartime population. If you have an interest in World War Two and like black and white films, then by all means see this film.


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