Went the Day Well?

Image for Went the Day Well?

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

Search

Search for a film title or combine several keywords to get a list of films (e.g. Japan, 35mm, Naruse).