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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pauline Murray ...
Pauline
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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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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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What would have happened if the German army had crossed the English channel See more »

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8 August 1966 (USA)  »

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

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.37 : 1
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The film was shot in black and white on 16 mm film. Despite its grainy, newsreel feel, no actual stock footage was used. The filming equipment was mostly borrowed. The audio quality and lighting during the opening are poor, making the opening dialog difficult to follow. Stanley Kubrick donated film stock from 'Dr. Strangelove' to help finish this film. Wartime BBC radio announcers Alvar Lidell and John Snagge donated their services to reconstruct voice newsreels and radio broadcasts. Director Tony Richardson co-financed the final production. See more »

Quotes

Doctor Richard Fletcher: The appalling thing about fascism is that you've got to use fascist methods to get rid of it.
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Symphony No. 9
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Music by Anton Bruckner
Arranged by Leighton Lucas
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Great Film and the book is about to be re-issued
5 April 2005 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

yes this was a fine example of 'what if'. It certainly makes you think about how it might have been had Hitler succeeded.

The book 'How It Happened Here' is due to be re-issued with a revised content and updates.

The new book 'How It Happened Here' should be out in August but check availability on amazon or at the publishers website ukapress.com

The DVD for this film is also available now with a great review on dvdtalk.com http://www.dvdtalk.com/dvdsavant/s100here.html

In all, it's a film that hasn't had enough exposure. The concept is frightening and the idea should be bought back into the mind of a new generation. It is horrifying to think how close England came to being ruled by an unspeakable dictator.


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