Went the Day Well?

Went the day well? We died and never knew. But, well or ill, freedom we died for you.
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  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 28 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: July 9, 2015
  • Originally Released: 1942
  • Label: Reel Vault
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
  • Audio:
    • (unspecified) - English

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Total Count: 13


User Ratings: 532
Rating: 3.5 -- A sickeningly giddy action thriller that looks forward to Straw Dogs, Inglorious Basterds, and Red Dawn. Full Review
Slant Magazine
May 17, 2011
Rating: A -- As an effective work of surreptitious World War II propaganda, "Went the Day Well" is instructive on many levels. Full Review
May 25, 2011
To look down on the blatant propagandizing of Went the Day Well? is pointless insofar as it disallows the possibility of learning from it, but it's nevertheless difficult to not take certain elements of the film with a grain of salt. Full Review
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Oct 14, 2011
Rating: 5/10 -- Its jingoistic nastiness and nationalist aggrandizement makes this film exactly the kind of nonsense Powell & Pressburger's The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp was made in response to. Full Review
Nate Hood Reviews
Jan 12, 2019
Rating: 5/5 -- A wartime conspiracy thriller, a black-comic nightmare and a surrealist masterpiece in which stoutly English-seeming army types reveal themselves to be Nazis, like the reflected figures turning their backs on us in Renà (C) Magritte's mirror. Full Review
Jul 8, 2010
Long the cineaste's favourite wartime propaganda movie, Cavalcanti's darkly comic invasion drama still surprises and delights with its unexpected second-act change of gear and genre.
Sight and Sound
Sep 1, 2011
WENT THE DAY WELL' is the innocent-sounding title of one of the most subversive films to come out of World War II, a British drama that was unsettling in its day and is even more so now.
Los Angeles Times
Oct 14, 2011

Product Description:

Made in 1942, when the possibility of a German land invasion of Britain seemed all to real to the citizens of England, WENT THE DAY WELL' was originally intended as a propaganda film. Being superbly made, however, it has managed to maintain its power in the interceding years. A group of soldiers arrives in a small British town with orders to be interred there for a period. The townspeople are happy to have them, until they discover that the soldiers are in fact German spies. With no help in sight, the people find that they themselves will have to fight back against the Germans. WENT THE DAY WELL' transcended its wartime propaganda purposes to become a classic of British film.

Product Description:

During WWII, British villagers hospitably receive a platoon of soldiers who will be billeted with them. But as it turns out, they're actually German paratroopers who hold the village hostage. Produced by Michael Balcon. Written by John Dighton and Angus M


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