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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
...
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 »

Genres:

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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Runtime:

(director's cut)

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(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The film's musical score includes some excerpts from the German military march 'Volk ans Gewehr'. 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 »

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Horst Wessel Lied
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What Would You Do?
5 September 1999 | by (West Midlands, England) – See all my reviews

This film was shown recently as part of the Channel 4 War Weekend. I found it to be well made, and contained some very powerful images, of the German forces in occupation.

My only reservation is that I found it difficult to track the passage of time within the film.

The film deals with a woman, who is relocated to London, following Partisan activity at her home village. She becomes a Collaborator, not particularly from choice, but from circumstance. She is faced with a simple choice: work for the state, or don't eat. The film presents the Partisans as terrorists, whose methods differ little from the Nazis, although their objectives are purer. The film certainly made me think more about the life of the civilian in occupied territory. You could become a partisan, and act as a terrorist, or work for the forces of occupation, either directly, or indirectly. Or you could starve.

Well, what would you do?


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