It Happened Here (1965)

 |  Drama, Sci-Fi, War  |  8 August 1966 (USA)
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In 1940, the Nazis invade Britain and transform it into a fascist state where some Britons collaborate and others resist.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pauline Murray ...
Doctor Richard Fletcher
Bart Allison ...
Reginald Marsh ...
IA Medical Officer
Frank Bennett ...
IA Political Leader
Derek Milburn ...
Nicolette Bernard ...
IA Woman Commandant
Nicholas Moore ...
IA Group Leader Moorfield
Rex Collett ...
Michael Passmore ...
IA Man
Peter Dineley ...
German Officer
Barrie Pattison ...
Street Corner Speaker
Honor Fearson ...
Honor Hutton
Ronald Phillips ...
German NCO
Frank Gardner ...


It is the Second World War. The Nazis have invaded Britain. There is a split between the resistance and those who prefer to collaborate with the invaders for a quiet life. The protagonist, a nurse, is caught in the middle. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

8 August 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Det hände här  »

Box Office


$20,000 (estimated)

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Technical Specs


(director's cut)

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A British Masterpiece.
13 February 2003 | by (London) – See all my reviews

`It Happened Here' Directed by Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo is a Classic of British Cinema. The Film is remarkable in its authenticity, given the fictional scenario, the invasion of Britain by the Nazis during World War Two.

The look of the Picture is very raw and earthy which adds to its realistic style.

The German soldiers look perfect, I say this because it is so rare that Directors make such a concerted effort for perfection.

Andrew Mollo and Kevin Brownlow are two of the most talented and unrecognized Directors in Britain. This Film is an example of the best of British Independent Film making and should be seen.

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