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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:
"Went The Day Well" vs "The Eagle Has Landed" 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)

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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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:
When the man running the pub in the village where the film was being shot discovered that he had used up his alcohol ration on the film crew, he was so distraught he committed suicide.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:
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 War Stories (2006) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Cherry RipeSee more »

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22 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
"Went The Day Well" vs "The Eagle Has Landed", 6 December 2005
Author: reindeer2uk from United Kingdom

I can't help but think of the similarities between this film and the later production "The Eagle Has Landed" based on the novel by Jack Higgins. Both films concern the capture of a sleepy English village by crack German paratroopers disguised as members of an allied force. In both stories the villagers are herded into the church and held captive, although the duration of captivity in the latter production is relatively short. Also, in the Higgins story, the objective of the German troops is the capture of Winston Churchill, not acting as an advance party probing weaknesses prior to the conquest of Britain.

The beauty of "Went The Day Well" is that is of its time, and the product of a country that was still at war, and reflects the concerns of the British wartime population. If you have an interest in World War Two and like black and white films, then by all means see this film.

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