Went the Day Well?

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Dir. Alberto Calvacanti

UK 1942 | Black & white | 92 mins | Drama | War

Cast: Leslie Banks, Elizabeth Allen, Frank Lawton

Cavalcanti’s wartime drama is a stunningly effective warning of the dangers of a ‘Fifth Column’. German paratroopers disguised as British soldiers take over a stereotypically sleepy English village to set up a radio station. Once the Nazis are revealed, the villagers, including an axe-wielding postmistress, wake from their complacency and fight back with surprising ruthlessness.  

A new restoration by the BFI National Archive. 

Release date: 9 July 2010

+ A new BFI restoration of They Made me a Fugitive (Alberto Cavalcanti | UK 1947 | 107 mins), on 35mm and in HD Digital format.

Available on: DCP, 35mm


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