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Director:
Writers:
Graham Greene (story)
John Dighton (story) ...
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Release Date:
28 June 1944 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
An English village is occupied by disguised German paratroopers as an advance post for a planned invasion. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Surprisingly dark 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)
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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


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"48 Hours" - USA
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Runtime:
92 min
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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)

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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 »
Goofs:
Factual errors: None of the Thompson submachine guns have front sights. Curious omission since the drum magazines appear to be real.See more »
Quotes:
Cousin Maude:[after witnessing one of the "Royal Engineers" abuse an inquisitive boy] Oh, you great beast! You great bullying brute you, knocking a child about! You're a disgrace to your uniform! Why, you're no better than a German, - that's what you are!See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The 100 Greatest War Films (2005) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Radio BluesSee more »

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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Surprisingly dark, 9 September 2008
Author: Martin Bradley (MOscarbradley@aol.com) from Derry, Ireland

Alberto Cavalcanti's outstanding piece of wartime propaganda is worthy of Hitchcock at his best. It's a surprisingly bleak and sometimes vicious study of British resilience, light years away from the dull Hollywood sentimentality of "Mrs Miniver". It's about a group of Fifth Columnists who take over a small British village in 1942 in preparation for the German invasion and of how the villagers fight back.

It has all the usual stereotypical villagers, (the post-mistress, the squire etc), but these clichéd parts are turned on their heads with surprisingly suspenseful results. Good performances, too, from everybody in a film that is largely undervalued, certainly in this country where we are inclined to acknowledge our 'heroism' but draw the line at going beyond that, as this film does, somewhat uncomfortably.

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