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It Happened Here (1965)

In 1940, the Nazis invade Britain and transform it into a fascist state where some Britons collaborate and others resist.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins. See more awards »
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Cast

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

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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The Story of Hitler's England See more »

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Drama | Fantasy | War

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Release Date:

8 August 1966 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$20,000 (estimated)
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(director's cut)

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The production used hundreds of volunteer actors and a few professional filmmakers such as Sebastian Shaw and Reginald Marsh. Some extras were members of British science fiction fan clubs. Some British fascists in the film were actual ex-members of the British Union of Fascists. Some SS and Wehrmacht soldiers portrayed in the film were actual German army ex-servicemen. See more »

Quotes

[Pauline is registering]
Pauline: I've decided to join.
Clerk: We don't accept your decisions. You accept ours.
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Connections

Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Ascot, a Race Against Time
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Music by Jack Beaver and Ray Beaver
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Wandering through London
17 January 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Must have been 1967 when I was based at High Wycombe and often went to London for the day. The film was released during this year and wandered into the cinema. The title and posters intrigued me and I was just killing time.

I was amazed at how realistic this film portrayal was and how quiet the cinema was, not a sound from start to finish. The way ID cards/papers were used, the attitude of some people that collaborated, and the resistance starting to fight back, it was just brilliant.

I'd love to see it again,let's hope it is screened on TV but I don't remember seeing it on TV to date, unless it was during the 80's when I was working abroad.


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