In the English village of Denley, the Women's Institute (a wartime program channeling 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 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
30 October 1946 (USA)
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(Western Electric Recording)
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
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According to an article in the April 30, 1945 edition of the Monthly Film Bulletin (a BFI publication), the running time of British-released prints was 80 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
You don't remember what it was like before the thinking people mucked up everything.
This picture is dedicated to the members of the Women's Institutes who throughout this war have revived the ancient crafts of the villages in the service of the community, who have given freely of their time and knowledge and by the work of their hands and without gain to themselves have greatly increased their country's resources. See more