MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 3,593 this week

It Happened Here (1965)

 -  Drama | Sci-Fi | War  -  8 August 1966 (USA)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 660 users  
Reviews: 19 user | 23 critic

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, ... See full summary »

Writers:

(story), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 45 titles
created 15 Nov 2011
 
a list of 2259 titles
created 06 Jan 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 26 Jul 2012
 
a list of 169 titles
created 03 Jan 2013
 
a list of 31 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "It Happened Here" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: It Happened Here (1965)

It Happened Here (1965) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of It Happened Here.
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Winstanley (1976)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Kevin Brownlow
Stars: Miles Halliwell, Jerome Willis, Terry Higgins
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A precise, real-time (exactly 85 minutes - the length of the actual event) reenactment of the infamous Wannsee Conference, a meeting called in January, 1942 to map out the implementation of... See full summary »

Director: Heinz Schirk
Stars: Dietrich Mattausch, Gerd Böckmann, Friedrich G. Beckhaus
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

As rumors reach them that the Allied armies are advancing on their concentration camp at Buchenwald, Polish prisoners renew their feeble hope for survival and freedom. When a group of ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Beyer
Stars: Erwin Geschonneck, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Krystyn Wójcik
High Season (1987)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

On the isle of Rhodes, Katherine, an expatriate English photographer, lives with her daughter. A young local wants to encourage tourism, so he commissions a sculpture of the Unknown Tourist... See full summary »

Director: Clare Peploe
Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, James Fox, Irene Papas
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A singer swaps the political intimidation of working in East Germany for the equally controlling capitalist music industry in the West.

Director: Ken Loach
Stars: Gerulf Pannach, Fabienne Babe, Sigfrit Steiner
Documentary | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Through the intimate portraits of five student survivors, IT HAPPENED HERE exposes the alarming pervasiveness of sexual assault on college campuses, the institutional cover-ups and the ... See full summary »

Director: Lisa F. Jackson
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

David Herdeg's participation in a failed 1943 experiment in radar invisibility has propelled him 40 years into the future. An aberration in his genetic makeup enabled him to pass through ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Cornwell
Stars: Brad Johnson, Marjean Holden, Gerrit Graham
Der Bockerer (1981)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A politically naive Viennese butcher (Bockerer) manages to survive the Nazi occupation of Austria and the second world war.

Director: Franz Antel
Stars: Karl Merkatz, Alfred Böhm, Hans Holt
Inside the Third Reich (TV Movie 1982)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A dramatization of the life of Albert Speer, Hitler's young architect and onetime confidant, and his meteoric rise into the Nazi hierarchy. Based upon Speer's own monograph of the same ... See full summary »

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky
Stars: Rutger Hauer, John Gielgud, Maria Schell
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

An alternate reality encased in ice, a woman who is turned into a dimension-hopping assassin, and a wizard's apprentice who is so evil he is a common enemy to the angels in heaven and the ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Stanze
Stars: D.J. Vivona, Ramona Midgett, Angela Zimmerly
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Hans Burger
Documentary | Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A look at the parallel lives of Charles Chaplin and Adolf Hitler and how they crossed with the creation of The Great Dictator (1940).

Directors: Kevin Brownlow, Michael Kloft
Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Sydney Chaplin, Walter Bernstein
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pauline Murray ...
Pauline
Sebastian Shaw ...
Doctor Richard Fletcher
Bart Allison ...
Skipworth
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 ...
IA NCO
Michael Passmore
Peter Dineley ...
German Officer
Barrie Pattison
Honor Fearson ...
Honor Hutton
Ronald Phillips
Frank Gardner
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

What would have happened if the German army had crossed the English channel See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi | War

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

8 August 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Det hände här  »

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(director's cut)

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Kevin Brownlow was 19 years old and Andrew Mollo was 16 when they began work on this film. See more »

Quotes

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

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Symphony No. 9
(uncredited)
Music by Anton Bruckner
Arranged by Leighton Lucas
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Thank god it didn't!
2 July 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Being a Londoner, and born but a few months after England declared war on

Germany, this film has always held a special significance for me. I originally saw it when it opened in London: a mere twelve years after the worst war in living memory, had ended. I saw it for the second time recently at a friend's house. To me, it is still the best film about the occupation of a country by a foreign army. In his book, "How It Happened Here", co-director, Kevin Brownlow explains how he got the idea to

make this film. He just happened to be walking down a London street, at the

moment when a car screeched to a halt outside a shop. Four or so heavyset

men piled out of the car. They were dressed, recalls Brownlow, in grey

overcoats in a style reminiscent of Russian KGB agents. All were bulky and

acted in a furtive manner. It got Brownlow thinking: "what if....."

On a budget that can only be described as miniscule, it took Brownlow and his co-director, Andrew Mollo, eight years to complete the film. It's shot in a

quasi-documentary style, which makes it even more realistic. Their attention to detail is amazing considering the paucity of funds available - every uniform the actors wore was sewn by Mrs. Mollo. While I can't claim to personally 'remember' those years when London was

bombed constantly, I can recall the sound, or should I say lack of it (we were all inside a bomb shelter), when a German V-2 rocket (nicknamed a doodle-bug),

ran out of fuel and plummeted to the ground. We were lucky: it landed but a few streets away, killing many, many people, breaking windows, shaking chimneys and covering all our possesions in a thick layer of soot!


15 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Amateur Cine World remembered! mike-1828
Now for the book richard-harris-1
Better than 'Island at War' chicago85
Discuss It Happened Here (1965) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?