An impending V.I.P. visit causes bustle in an English village, while the Ellis family struggles with private problems.

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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
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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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Towards the end when Flora Robson is talking Eric Portman into seeing Eleanor Roosevelt's visit to the village, she places her hand on his right shoulder, then her hand is on the top of his arm and then back on his shoulder again. See more »

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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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Not great but .....
17 January 2010 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

"Great Day" couldn't be described as a great film by any stretch but it has enough of the incidental pleasures present in so many English movies (for me anyway) to be worth seeing.

First of all Eric Portman is outstanding as the pathetic WW1 Captain whose time has passed. He reminded me a little of David Niven in "Separate Tables". Flora Robson as his supportive wife is also excellent, no surprises there. It struck me looking at the familiar faces in the cast that so many of these actors always seem to have been middle-aged, was there a young Irene Handl or John Laurie, was there ever a teenage Kathleen Harrison, Marjorie Rhodes or Patricia Hayes? I can't recall them.

While it's fascinating to see the Women's Institute in action in Village England "Great Day" is very studio-bound with too obvious back-projection and the dialogue tends to the stilted. (I did like one line about a dinner invitation "Kill the fatted spam") And was Britain always drenched in sunshine?

"Great Day" is well worth one look.


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