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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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(as Cavalcanti)

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(story), (story and screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Oliver Wilsford
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The Vicar
Valerie Taylor ...
Nora
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Mrs. Fraser
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Young George
Norman Pierce ...
Jim Sturry
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Tom Sturry
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Peggy
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Ivy
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Mrs. Collins
Patricia Hayes ...
Daisy
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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

While the film's exteriors were shot in Turville, Buckinghamshire (doubling for Bramley End) the exterior manor house scenes were shot at Stanwell Place in Stanwell, Middlesex, which was demolished in the 1960s. The scene where Mrs Fraser and Lieutenant Jung wave Cousin Maude off from the manor house was shot in the driveway of a local house in Turville as the village is in view beyond the gates. See more »

Goofs

When the soldier grabs George by the ears for opening an equipment box, a shadow on Mrs. Collins changes. 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

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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Referenced in Misery (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Radio Blues
(uncredited)
Music by William Walton
Arranged by Ernest Irving
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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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