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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

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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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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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)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The movie is based on the short story "The Lieutenant Died Last" by Graham Greene. It can be found in his anthology titled "The Last Word, and Other Stories". Ironically, in the Preface to this collection, Greene writes, in part, that he missed seeing the movie because he was out of England on war assignment. See more »

Goofs

None of the Thompson submachine guns have front sights. Curious omission since the drum magazines appear to be real. See more »

Quotes

Kommandant Orlter, alias Major Hammond: [addressing the church's congregation] Obey my order and you will not be harmed. Any person who attempts to escape or communicate with the outside world will be shot!
[shouting even louder]
Kommandant Orlter, alias Major Hammond: Is that clear?
The Vicar: You ask me to bow down to the forces of evil here in this House of God?
Kommandant Orlter, alias Major Hammond: I ask nothing! I give you my orders!
The Vicar: I am a minister of the Christian faith. I will take no orders from those who are the enemies and oppressors of mankind!
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Crazy Credits

"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 »

Soundtracks

There'll Always Be an England
(uncredited)
Written by Ross Parker & Hugh Charles
Heard on the radio after dinner at the Manor House
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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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