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Went the Day Well?

Country: UK

Genre: Thriller, War



An English village is occupied by Nazi paratroopers.


  • Adapted from a story by Graham Greene and directed by the Brazilian-born Alberto Cavalcanti.
  • The title comes from an epitaph composed by the classical scholar John Maxwell Edmonds which originally appeared in 'The Times' newspaper on 6 February 1918. The full text reads: "Went the day well?/We died and never knew./But, well or ill,/Freedom, we died for you."
  • For more information, read the BFI Film Classics volume "Went the Day Well?", by Penelope Houston (British Film Institute, 2nd ed. 2012).
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  • Leslie Banks
    (Oliver Wilsford, the Squire)
  • C.V. France
    (Reverend Ashton, the Vicar)
  • Valerie Taylor
    (Nora Ashton)
  • Marie Lohr
    (Mrs. Fraser)
  • Basil Sydney
    (Kommandant Orlter, alias Major Hammond)
  • David Farrar
    (Lt. Jung, alias Lt. Maxwell)
  • Harry Fowler
    (George Truscott)
  • Elizabeth Allan
    (Peggy Pryde)
  • Frank Lawton
    (Tom Sturry)
  • Thora Hird
    (Ivy Dawking)

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