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

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Drama | Fantasy | War

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Release Date:

8 August 1966 (USA)  »

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Det hände här  »

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Budget:

$20,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(director's cut)

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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

Referenced in O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No. 9
(uncredited)
Music by Anton Bruckner
Arranged by Leighton Lucas
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Nazis in England? You'll believe it!
4 April 2001 | by (Minneapolis, MN) – See all my reviews

What's most amazing about this film is that it was made by teenagers and looks good even for being shot in 16mm. Seeing Nazis goose-stepping in front of various UK landmarks and is pretty upsetting and totally convincing. The narrative loses a lot of steam after an hour (I think this film was expanded from a short) but the faked newsreel shown in a cinema halfway through the movie is totally flawless in its imitation of German propaganda films.


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