Went the Day Well? [DVD] [1942]

  • SKU: 28836885
  • Release Date: 07/09/2015
  • Rating: NR
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Went the Day Well?
Released in the US as Forty-Eight Hours, Went the Day Well? is a solidly constructed wartime melodrama. Actually, the film covers 72 hours in the life of the small British village of Bramley Green, which serves as the focal point for an attempted German invasion. Immediately upon parachuting in the community, vicious Nazi officer Ortier (Basil Sydney) makes contact with local Fifth Columnist Oliver Wileford (Leslie Banks), using the film's British title as their password. Fortunately, Democracy is preserved when postmistress-telephone operator Mrs. Collins (Muriel George), picking up on a simple clue inadvertently left behind by the well-disguised Germans, alerts her neighbors of impending danger. The British home guardsmen and German soldiers seen in the film were drawn from the ranks of of the real-life Gloucestershire Regiment, who volunteered their services for this patriotic morale-booster. The episode screenplay of Went the Day Well (based on Graham Greene story) was unified by the direct-to-camera narration of the town gravedigger, a device deftly borrowed from Our Town. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Leslie Banks
    Leslie Banks - Oliver Wilsford
  • Basil Sydney
    Basil Sydney - Maj. Ortler
  • Frank Lawton
    Frank Lawton - Tom Sturry
  • Elizabeth Allan
    Elizabeth Allan - Peggy
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    Valerie Taylor - Nora Ashton

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Rousing British World War II Movie

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    This is a Black & White Movie made in England during World War II. It takes place in a small English Village which sees the arrival of what appear to be British Soldiers on a training exercise. It turns out the soldiers are all German Soldiers on a secret mission. One of the English Villagers suspects the soldiers are German and when they are discovered they hold the villagers as prisoners. The villagers fight back and guess who wins? I liked the movie but occasionally had trouble understanding the English spoken by the actors.

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