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Release Date:
28 June 1944 (USA) See more »
An English village is occupied by disguised German paratroopers as an advance post for a planned invasion. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Leslie Banks ... Oliver Wilsford
C.V. France ... The Vicar (as C. V. France)
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)
John 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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92 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System) (as RCA)
Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (re-rating) (2010) | UK:PG (video rating) (1989) (1994) (2006) | USA:Approved (MPPDA rating: certificate #03395)

Did You Know?

Janette Scott (Child) was the daughter of Thora Hird (Ivy).See more »
Miscellaneous: The telegram is addressed to Mrs Frazer - with a Z, but the character is listed as Fraser - with an S. Also in the churchyard after Major Hammond shoots the vicar, a memorial plaque for the fallen in the 1914-18 war lists Maj I G K Fraser also with an S, presumably a relative. In a small village like Bramley End the village shopkeeper, Mrs Collins, would have known the correct spelling.See more »
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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Movie Connections:
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26 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
A brief review of "Went the Day Well", 25 September 1999
Author: Nick-312

For a film made in 1942 this film is fairly hard hitting as it does not shy away from the realities and emotions of warfare. The plot gradually gains pace and the atmosphere is tense as the ordinary English folk rally round to face the professional soldiers of Nazi Germany. The quality of acting is superb throughout and although there are signs of propaganda, it is kept to a minimum and is not overly biased. Highly recommended and very cheap to buy (at least in England it is).

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