Went the Day Well 1942
Of all the propaganda films produced by Britain during the war, no motion picture was as shattering as this fictional — yet frighteningly real — story of heroes, traitors and graphic homeland terror.

Bramley End, an idyllic British town during the Second World War and a bunch of soldiers have just arrived on a mission to prepare the town for a potential German invasion. The soldiers are welcomed with warm greetings but after a few careless slips in their stories these uniformed men actually turn out to be those bleedin' Nazis on an undercover mission. In the days that follow, the men, women and children of the isolated town must single-handedly outsmart and destroy the Nazi force before their invasion can spread to the rest of an unsuspecting nation.

Leslie Banks, Thora Hird, Mervyn Johns and Basil Sydney star in this chilling thriller adapted from a short story by Graham Greene and produced by the legendary Ealing Studios that would later inspire both THE EAGLE HAS LANDED and RED DAWN. Rarely seen in America — where it received limited release under the title 48 HOURS — it remains as explicit and shocking a movie experience today as it was to wartime audiences more than 60 years ago.

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti
Cast: Leslie Banks, C.V. France, Valerie Taylor
Country: UK
Genre: Thriller, War

DVD5 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:32:36 | 3.67 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: none

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DVD9 | PAL 4:3 | 01:28:46 | 7.20 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: Francais

- Bertrand Tavernier raconte Went the day well? et les Studios Ealing (41 min, french, no subs)
- Galerie photo
- Filmographies
- Cavalcanti Short Film: Yellow Caesar (1941)
- Trailers

BD50 | NTSC 4:3 | 1080p AVC | 28.7 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English

- "Yellow Caesar" (23 min) — A comedic short film by Alberto Cavalcanti featuring Mussolini as the butt of the joke.
- Audio Featurette (14 min) — Originally broadcast in 2010 on BBC Radio 3, the essay recording, entitled "British Cinema of the 1940s," recounts the history of Ealing Studios and Cavalcanti's 'Went the Day Well?'

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