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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.

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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
Elizabeth Allan ...
Peggy
Thora Hird ...
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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Thriller | War

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Release Date:

28 June 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

Under its USA title, '48 Hours', the earliest documented telecast of this film occurred Monday 30 October 1944 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). See more »

Goofs

The bar of chocolate found in Major Hammond's room is inscribed with the word 'Chokolade' which Nora takes to be German. But the German for chocolate is 'Schokolade'. ('Chokolade' is Danish.) 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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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 The 100 Greatest War Films (2005) See more »

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Cherry Ripe
(uncredited)
Words by Robert Herrick
Music by Charles Edward Horn
Sung by Maude on her way to visit Mrs Fraser
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"yes the day good went"
9 November 2002 | by (New Malden,England) – See 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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