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It Happened Here (1965)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, War | 8 August 1966 (USA)
In 1940, the Nazis invade Britain and transform it into a fascist state where some Britons collaborate and others resist.

Writers:

Kevin Brownlow (story and screenplay), Andrew Mollo (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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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 Murray ... Pauline
Sebastian Shaw ... Doctor Richard Fletcher
Bart Allison Bart Allison ... Skipworth
Reginald Marsh Reginald Marsh ... IA Medical Officer
Frank Bennett Frank Bennett ... IA Political Leader
Derek Milburn Derek Milburn ... Partisan
Nicolette Bernard Nicolette Bernard ... IA Woman Commandant
Nicholas Moore Nicholas Moore ... IA Group Leader Moorfield
Rex Collett Rex Collett ... IA NCO
Michael Passmore Michael Passmore ... IA Man
Peter Dyneley ... German Officer
Barrie Pattison Barrie Pattison ... Street Corner Speaker
Honor Fearson Honor Fearson ... Honor Hutton
Ronald Phillips Ronald Phillips ... German NCO
Frank Gardner 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 »

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

8 August 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Det hände här See more »

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Budget:

$20,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Rath Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Started in 1956, completed in 1964, not released until 1965. See more »

Quotes

[Pauline is registering]
Pauline: I've decided to join.
Clerk: We don't accept your decisions. You accept ours.
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Alternate Versions

All British release versions prior to 1993 ran 93 minutes, due to the deletion by the distributors of a scene showing real neo-Nazis expounding their ideology. This was restored for the 1993 Connoisseur Video release. See more »

Connections

Edited into Hitler's Victory (2002) See more »

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Great Film and the book is about to be re-issued
5 April 2005 | by richard-harris-1See all my reviews

yes this was a fine example of 'what if'. It certainly makes you think about how it might have been had Hitler succeeded.

The book 'How It Happened Here' is due to be re-issued with a revised content and updates.

The new book 'How It Happened Here' should be out in August but check availability on amazon or at the publishers website ukapress.com

The DVD for this film is also available now with a great review on dvdtalk.com http://www.dvdtalk.com/dvdsavant/s100here.html

In all, it's a film that hasn't had enough exposure. The concept is frightening and the idea should be bought back into the mind of a new generation. It is horrifying to think how close England came to being ruled by an unspeakable dictator.


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