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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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Hilda Bayley ...
Cousin Maud
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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 USA:

$8,606, 27 May 2011, Limited Release

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$24,509, 27 May 2011
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Closing credits: The events and characters portrayed in this film are fictitious. Any similarity to any incident, name or individual is coincidental. 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

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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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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A credible representation of what could well have happened.
10 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

I saw 'Went the Day Well' in 1943, as a 12 year old in war-time England.What I remember most about the film is that it was utterly convincing, both in the authenticity of the setting and the quality of the acting,My friends and I were, of course, perhaps less sophisticated and streetwise than the 12 year olds of today, nevertheless, the film left a lasting impression and I, at least, can remember it in a fair amount of detail, even after the passage of nearly sixty years. The least convincing part to us was the fight between the soldiers,English and German, towards the end of the film,located in and around the church - perhaps this was because we had watched too many carefully staged propanganda epics belittling the ability of the Germans ! All in all,though, a film which brought home the fact that the freedom we take for granted can so easily be lost unless we are eternally vigilant.


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