In the English village of Denley, the Women's Institute (a wartime program channelling village products to the troops) is electrified to hear that they'll be visited by Eleanor Roosevelt. As the women struggle to get ready while bursting with the great secret, we glimpse their home lives in subplots, notably the problematic love life of young Margaret Ellis (Sheila Sim) and the travails of her proud, but impoverished father. How will their lives change before the Great Day?
Rod Crawford <email@example.com>
You've seen such girls in this town
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According to an article in the April 30, 1945 edition of the Monthly Film Bulletin (a B.F.I. publication), the running time of British-released prints was one hour and twenty minutes, suggesting a considerable amount of footage was cut before its release in the U.S. See more
Towards the end when Flora Robson is talking Eric Portman into seeing Eleanor Roosevelt's visit to the village, she places her hand on his right shoulder, then her hand is on the top of his arm and then back on his shoulder again. See more
Capt. John Ellis
I WILL not be bullied in my own house.
At the very end, there is a dedication to the womens institutes, in appreciation for the contributions they have made to the war effort through their crafts. See more
30 October 1946 (USA)
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(Western Electric Recording)
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
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