IMDb > Went the Day Well? (1942)
Went the Day Well?
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Went the Day Well? (1942) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 9 | slideshow) Videos
Went the Day Well? -- Open-ended Trailer from Anchor Bay Entertainment

Overview

User Rating:
7.6/10   1,914 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 53% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Graham Greene (story)
John Dighton (story) ...
(more)
Contact:
View company contact information for Went the Day Well? on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
28 June 1944 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
An English village is occupied by disguised German paratroopers as an advance post for a planned invasion. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
It went very well See more (52 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
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)
Ellis Irving ... Harry Drew
Philippa Hiatt ... Mrs. Bates
Grace Arnold ... Mrs. Owen
Basil Sydney ... Major Ortler

David Farrar ... Lieut. Jung
John Slater ... Sergeant
Eric Micklewood ... Soldier
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Irene Arnold ... Mrs. Drew (uncredited)
Kathleen Boutall ... Mrs. Sturry (uncredited)
Robert Bradford ... German Soldier (uncredited)
Dean Braine ... German Soldier (uncredited)

James Donald ... German corporal (uncredited)
Lillian Ellias ... Bridget (uncredited)
Leslie Gorman ... German Soldier (uncredited)
Gerard Heinz ... Schmidt (uncredited)
Christopher Lee ... (uncredited)
Robert McDermott ... BBC Announcer (uncredited)
Josephine Middleton ... Mrs. Carter (uncredited)
Wyndham Milligan ... German Soldier (uncredited)
Gerald Moore ... Johnnie Wade (uncredited)
Charles Paton ... Harry Brown (uncredited)
Anthony Pilbeam ... Ted Garbett (uncredited)
Arthur Ridley ... Father Owen (uncredited)
Janette Scott ... Child (uncredited)
Norman Shelley ... Bob Owen (uncredited)
Tommy Trinder ... Dance Band Announcer on Radio (uncredited)
Mavis Villiers ... Violet (uncredited)
Jack Vyvian ... Postman (uncredited)
Josie Welford ... June (uncredited)
H Victor Weske ... Axed German Soldier (uncredited)
Create a character page for: ?

Directed by
Alberto Cavalcanti  (as Cavalcanti)
 
Writing credits
Graham Greene (story)

John Dighton (story and screenplay) &
Diana Morgan (story and screenplay) &
Angus MacPhail (story and screenplay) (as Angus Macphail)

Produced by
Michael Balcon .... producer
S.C. Balcon .... associate producer (as S.C.Balcon)
 
Original Music by
William Walton 
 
Cinematography by
Wilkie Cooper (cameraman)
 
Film Editing by
Sidney Cole 
 
Art Direction by
Thomas N. Morahan  (as Tom Morahan)
 
Production Management
John Croydon .... production supervisor
Hal Mason .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Muriel Cole .... assistant director (uncredited)
Cyril Pope .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Norman Priggen .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Billy Russell .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Michael Relph .... assistant art director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Len Page .... recordist (as L. Page)
Eric Williams .... sound supervisor
Peter Davies .... dubbing sound camera (uncredited)
Tom Otter .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Roy Kellino .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Matthew Baker .... digital restoration artist (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gerald Gibbs .... camera operator (as G. Gibbs)
Douglas Slocombe .... reporter cameraman (as D. Slocombe)
Hal Britten .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Desmond Crowley .... assistant camera (uncredited)
J. Dean .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Ronnie Maasz .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Wilfrid Newton .... still photographer (uncredited)
Eddie Orton .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Ernest Irving .... musical director
Roy Douglas .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Ronald Brantford .... location manager (uncredited)
Daphne Heathcote .... continuity (uncredited)
Madge Nettleton .... production secretary (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"48 Hours" - USA
See more »
Runtime:
92 min
Country:
Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1989) (1994) (2006) (2010)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Debuted in the UK December 7, 1942, exactly one year following the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When the actions start on Monday morning, the shadows are too short; the scene was shot in the afternoon.See more »
Quotes:
Charles Sims, the church warder:[looking at a grave marker for the dead German invaders] Yes, that 's the only bit of England they got!See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The 100 Greatest War Films (2005) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Radio BluesSee more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
It went very well, 1 June 2006
Author: AndrewPhillips from United Kingdom

Now I am a sucker for "what if" stories, and what better to have Germans occupying an English village during the war.

What we have in this gem of a film is a great story, we see the villagers pull together and overcome the foe in heroic fashion. We are not spared the horrors of war, I think particularly of the scene when the telephone operator having summoned the courage to kill her German captor is killed trying to contact someone for help, you don't see anything but because of that it is all the more powerful. You are on the edge of your seat hoping the eggs with the message on will get through. We see a lady driving in her car, singing to herself, we then cut to the home guard being mown down on the road, their bodies cleared just as the woman drives round the corner. The two scenes together make for a powerful contrast. Bloody good stuff.

The pace continues through the film at such a rate that you do find yourself on the edge of the seat, the acting is great, though some may find the clipped English accent a little annoying, I liked the fact that there are a number of different accents from cockney to Yorkshire all making the "in it together" message more powerful. When the villagers start to fight back we get to see some hero's, none more so than the lady at the manor house who to save the children throws herself onto a grenade, I remember seeing this scene for the first time and being very moved by it, and every time I watch it again it has the same effect.

As a piece of propaganda it must have worked like a dream as a film it is well made and acted, what more could you want. Even more impressive is that it has aged very little.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (52 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Went the Day Well? (1942)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
AWFUL ACTING jolleymatt
Chokolade davidwoodall
Puzzled over the chocolate incident! SueBee55
Does one of the Land Girls sleep with a German soldier? Peter J
I found this a bit depressing SusanHampson
classic 1942 ealing movie goeth-benn
See more »

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
IMDb Thriller section IMDb UK section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.