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It Happened Here (1965)

Not Rated | | Drama, Sci-Fi, 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. In 1944, an apolitical Irish nurse becomes a reluctant player in the fight between the two sides.

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 (as Peter Dineley)
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 | Sci-Fi | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Not yet a known author, Michael Moorcock was one of the hundreds of volunteer actors who participated to the movie. But his scene was not included in the final cut. 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

Referenced in WatchMojo: Top 10 Films That Took Forever to Make (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Pack Up Your Troubles
(uncredited)
Written by Felix Powell and George Asaf
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Wandering through London
17 January 2009 | by djrose007-1See all my reviews

Must have been 1967 when I was based at High Wycombe and often went to London for the day. The film was released during this year and wandered into the cinema. The title and posters intrigued me and I was just killing time.

I was amazed at how realistic this film portrayal was and how quiet the cinema was, not a sound from start to finish. The way ID cards/papers were used, the attitude of some people that collaborated, and the resistance starting to fight back, it was just brilliant.

I'd love to see it again,let's hope it is screened on TV but I don't remember seeing it on TV to date, unless it was during the 80's when I was working abroad.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

8 August 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

It Happened Here See more »

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Box Office

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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