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

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$24,509 (USA) (27 May 2011)
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Trivia

The poem from which the title is taken and which appears at the start of the film, is actually the second of four epitaphs written in 1918 by Greek scholar John Maxwell Edmonds. These were written for graves and memorials for those who died in battle. The full epitaph included a heading, "On Some who died early in the Day of Battle Went the day well? We died and never knew. But, well or ill, Freedom, we died for you." Another of Edmonds' epitaphs is "When you go home, tell them of us and say, For your tomorrows these gave their today". See more »

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They make it clear the German corporal can not understand or speak English but later he is given a command in English and passes it on. See more »

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Axed German Soldier: Babies on bayonets? What would be the advantage?
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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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8 October 2003 | by (Hartlepool England) – See all my reviews

A splendid movie well acted and directed, the story grips you from the start,the film includes self sacrifice and treacherous behaviour.The pace of the movie is fantastic not a dull moment.There is one scene which shows that ordinary decent people when cornered can fight back with a fierce tenacity when their homeland is threatened.This movie is the inspiration behind the eagle has landed and i think it would be a hit if it was remade.


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