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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 »
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User Reviews:
A credible representation of what could well have happened. 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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Basil Sydney refused to re-record some dialogue, saying that he was a member of a religious sect whose members were forbidden to look upon their own image.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: As George tries to get away, a soldier follows in the rain, which is visibly organized from the overhead sprinklers.See more »
Quotes:
Axed German Soldier:Babies on bayonets? What would be the advantage?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The 100 Greatest War Films (2005) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
There'll Always Be an EnglandSee more »

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47 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
A credible representation of what could well have happened., 10 September 2001
Author: JBall75487 from Lincolnshire, England.

I saw 'Went the Day Well' in 1943, as a 12 year old in war-time England.What I remember most about the film is that it was utterly convincing, both in the authenticity of the setting and the quality of the acting,My friends and I were, of course, perhaps less sophisticated and streetwise than the 12 year olds of today, nevertheless, the film left a lasting impression and I, at least, can remember it in a fair amount of detail, even after the passage of nearly sixty years. The least convincing part to us was the fight between the soldiers,English and German, towards the end of the film,located in and around the church - perhaps this was because we had watched too many carefully staged propanganda epics belittling the ability of the Germans ! All in all,though, a film which brought home the fact that the freedom we take for granted can so easily be lost unless we are eternally vigilant.

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