Went the Day Well?

Went the Day Well? (1942)

Went the day well? We died and never knew. But, well or ill, freedom we died for you.

  • Genre: Thriller, War
  • Release Date: 1942-12-07
  • User Rating: 7.1/10 from 58 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 28min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Ealing Studios
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director: Alberto Cavalcanti
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The quiet village of Bramley End is taken over by German troops posing as Royal Engineers. Their task is to disrupt England's radar network in preparation for a full scale German invasion. Once the villagers discover the true identity of the troops, they do whatever they can to thwart the Nazis plans.

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  • Leslie Banks

    as Oliver Wilsford
  • Elizabeth Allan

    as Peggy
  • Frank Lawton

    as Tom Sturry
  • Basil Sydney

    as Major Hammond / Kommandant Orlter
  • Valerie Taylor

    as Nora Ashton
  • Mervyn Johns

    as Charlie Sims
  • Edward Rigby

    as Bill Purvis
  • Marie Lohr

    as Mrs. Dolly Fraser
  • C. V. France

    as The Vicar Ashton
  • David Farrar

    as Lieutenant Jung
  • Muriel George

    as Mrs. Collins
  • Thora Hird

    as Ivy
  • Norman Pierce

    as Jim Sturry
  • Harry Fowler

    as Young George
  • Patricia Hayes

    as Daisy
  • Hilda Bayley

    as Cousin Maud
  • Johnnie Schofield

    as Joe Garbett
  • Ellis Irving

    as Harry Drew
  • Philippa Hiatt

    as Mrs. Bates
  • Grace Arnold

    as Mrs. Owen
  • John Slater

    as Sergeant
  • Eric Micklewood

    as Soldier
Camera Douglas Slocombe Additional Camera
Production Michael Balcon Producer
Writing John Dighton Screenplay
Writing John Dighton Story
Writing Graham Greene Original Story
Camera Wilkie Cooper Director of Photography
Production John Croydon Production Supervisor
Sound Ernest Irving Music Director
Directing Alberto Cavalcanti Director
Writing Angus MacPhail Screenplay
Writing Angus MacPhail Story
Editing Sidney Cole Editor
Sound William Walton Original Music Composer
Production Hal Mason Production Manager
Writing Diana Morgan Screenplay
Writing Diana Morgan Story
Camera G. Gibbs Camera Operator
Art Tom Morahan Art Direction
Production S.C. Balcon Associate Producer
Crew Roy Kellino Special Effects
Sound Eric Williams Sound Supervisor
Sound Len Page Sound Recordist
Camera Hal Britten Assistant Camera