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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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Valerie Taylor ...
Nora
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Norman Pierce ...
Jim Sturry
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Ivy
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Patricia Hayes ...
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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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Opening Weekend:

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

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$24,509 (USA) (27 May 2011)
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1.37 : 1
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Janette Scott (Child) was the daughter of Thora Hird (Ivy). See more »

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When the actions start on Monday morning, the shadows are too short; the scene was shot in the afternoon. See more »

Quotes

Axed German Soldier: Babies on bayonets? What would be the advantage?
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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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Cherry Ripe
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Words by Robert Herrick
Music by Charles Edward Horn
Sung by Maude on her way to visit Mrs Fraser
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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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