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Great Day (1945)

 |  Drama  |  30 October 1946 (USA)
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An impending V.I.P. visit causes bustle in an English village, while the Ellis family struggles with private problems.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Portman ...
Flora Robson ...
Mrs. Liz Ellis
Sheila Sim ...
Margaret Ellis
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Lady Mott
Walter Fitzgerald ...
Bob Tyndale
Philip Friend ...
Geoffrey Winthrop
Marjorie Rhodes ...
Mrs. Nora Mumford
Maire O'Neill ...
Mrs. Bridget Walsh
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Scottish officer in pub
Kathleen Harrison ...
Pub Customer
Leslie Dwyer ...
Pub Customer
Margaret Withers ...
Miss Jane Tyndale
Beatrice Varley ...
Miss Tracy
Irene Handl ...
Lady serving Tea in Tea Stall.
Patricia Hayes ...
Mrs. Beadle
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In the English village of Denley, the Women's Institute (a wartime program channeling village products to the troops) is electrified to hear that they'll be visited by Eleanor Roosevelt. As the women struggle to get ready while bursting with the great secret, we glimpse their home lives in subplots, notably the problematic love life of young Margaret Ellis and the travails of her proud but impoverished father. How will their lives change before the Great Day? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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You've seen such girls in this town

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(Western Electric Recording)

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Capt. John Ellis: I WILL not be bullied in my own house.
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At the very end, there is a dedication to the womens institutes, in appreciation for the contributions they have made to the war effort through their crafts. See more »

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Welcome, Eleanor!
22 May 2000 | by (flint mi) – See all my reviews

This is both a delightful and a curious film of the effects of World War Two on rural British life in a small town setting. Throughout the war the women of the town have been supplying woolen goods to Allied Armies in order to do their bit for the war effort, even to the Russians defending Stalingrad. The film's delight comes from watching the womenfolk prepare for a visit from Eleanor Roosevelt, the American First Lady. The excitements from the anticipation of her visit surrounds the town and its activities. The curious side of the film has to do with the realization that the town never really changed very much during the war. Yes, there are fewer men, but the town still seems untouched by the horror of war. Small and petty problems are the order of the day, and ancient likes and dislikes rule the gossip. But did they not always? The subplot of Margaret Ellis's (by Sheila Sim)choice for a husband is a reflection of business as usual for small town activity. Indeed, getting in the wool is almost as important as the First Lady's visit. In one sense, the movie confirms that the British role in World War Two was indeed fitting and normal. The suspense of how the town will take to Mrs. Roosevelt and how she will view the town dominates the action. Alas, the great day is coming!


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