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It Happened Here (1965)

 -  Drama | Sci-Fi | War  -  8 August 1966 (USA)
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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, ... See full summary »

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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
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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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Drama | Sci-Fi | War

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8 August 1966 (USA)  »

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Det hände här  »

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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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Started in 1956, completed in 1964, not released until 1965. 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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Referenced in It Happened Here Again (1976) See more »

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Pomp and Circumstance
Music by Edward Elgar
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Nightmarish, stomach-churning fantasy of what England would have been like under German occupation
15 November 1998 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

A thought-provoking war drama, which began life as the spare-time project of an 18-year-old film-lover and his 16-year-old friend. Almost an amateur film, but intellectually spell-binding. Based on the counter-factual premise that Britain was successfully invaded following the Dunkirk retreat and liberated by the Americans at the end of World War II. The images of London streets thronged with German soldiers are unforgettable. It is a film concerned with what war and military occupation does to people's minds. Nightmarish, stomach-churning. You owe it to yourself to see this film. Cannot recommend too highly. (Please take a look at my slightly longer review under "Newsgroup Reviews")


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