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Went the Day Well? (1942)

 -  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.

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

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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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Basil Sydney refused to re-record some dialogue, saying that he was a member of a religious sect whose members were forbidden to look upon their own image. See more »

Goofs

When the soldier puts the cookbook in the car, the position of his left arm changes. See more »

Quotes

Charles Sims, the church warder: [looking at a grave marker for the dead German invaders] Yes, that 's the only bit of England they got!
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"Went the Day Well? We died and never knew, but, well or ill, freedom, we died for you" See more »

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Radio Blues
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Music by William Walton
Arranged by Ernest Irving
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A brief review of "Went the Day Well"
25 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

For a film made in 1942 this film is fairly hard hitting as it does not shy away from the realities and emotions of warfare. The plot gradually gains pace and the atmosphere is tense as the ordinary English folk rally round to face the professional soldiers of Nazi Germany. The quality of acting is superb throughout and although there are signs of propaganda, it is kept to a minimum and is not overly biased. Highly recommended and very cheap to buy (at least in England it is).


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