• sagraham

    ★★★ Watched by sagraham 03 Mar, 2016

    Made during WW2 but felt later.

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  • ArizonaJim

    ★★★½ Added by ArizonaJim

    This film has its admirers and it is fascinating, but I can’t help thinking that its interests are largely historical, not aesthetic. A column of British soldiers enters a sleepy country village during the Second World War – from the beginning we know, although it takes the villagers some time to catch on, that the soldiers are in fact German infiltrators: they bring equipment to block British radio communications during a planned German invasion. Perhaps the most interesting thing here…

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  • Matthew Lawrence

    ★★★★ Added by Matthew Lawrence

    Old movies are old. And still pretty awesome!

    'Do you know what morale is? Yeah its what the wops ain't got'

    Basic story, bunch of German spies disguised as a British Army Royal Engineers unit take over a small english village in 1942 to make preparations for a full German invasion. The villagers, including one Sailor on leave from the navy, the fussy woman at the big manor, two land army girls who happen to be crackshots with rifles, the…

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  • Andrew James

    ★★★★½ Watched by Andrew James 12 Feb, 2016

    Most brutal and quite harrowing film. Strange that it was in production just after Pearl Harbor attack.

    I love the fact that it's the women and children in this movie that take on most of the responsibility. Both in fighting, scheming as well as taking a good brunt of the lickings... but dishing them out as well (with a hatchet).

    Great fantasy/war/espionage/intrigue film that turns into a siege picture.

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  • Mark Bushell

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Mark Bushell 09 Feb, 2016

    great little black and white film from 1942, about German paratroopers that invade an English town, its basically the same story as The Eagle has landed, if you can find this on dvd or Blu-ray give it a watch

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  • Owen Greenwell

    ★★★★ Watched by Owen Greenwell 21 Jan, 2011

    Good film considering what it is, a propaganda piece. Keep an eye out for Jerry!

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  • Bob P

    ★★★½ Watched by Bob P 18 Jan, 2016

    An intense, delightful film about a small British town coming together to beat Nazis to death with household objects.

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  • CarcinoGent

    ★★★½ Watched by CarcinoGent 13 Jan, 2016

    An effective (and surprisingly brutal) propaganda thriller that highlights the importance of sacrifice and resolve. The stakes are well-defined and I was surprised at just how much danger even the youngest of the film's protagonists are in. Features several very good performances. Unfortunately, the characters and their arcs are a little under-served, which is why I haven't rated this movie more highly.

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  • tipsfromchip

    ★★★½ Watched by tipsfromchip 11 Jan, 2016

    This is a British war film from 1942. Well, I called this a “war film” and it is to a certain extent, but it’s more accurate to call it either a thriller or a war propaganda piece. The events do not take place on a battlefield, but rather in a small village in England that gets infiltrated by Nazis in preparation for a full-scale invasion. The Nazis have disguised themselves as British soldiers that are in the village to inspect…

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  • Joe Gola

    ★★★ Added by Joe Gola

    A bizarre revenge-fantasy World War II film that bounces back and forth between twee English country life and bayonet stabbings. Kinda reminded me of Ingluorious Basterds, actually.

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  • Mark C

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Mark C 18 Oct, 2015 7

    You don't mess with a gun toting Thora Hird!

    A superb wartime propaganda piece from Ealing and a classic war film, 1942's Went The Day Well? has its origins in a Graham Greene short story entitled The Lieutenant Died Last. Published two years earlier, Greene's story concerned a village poacher and Boer War veteran, who single-handedly foils the Nazis attempt to invade a sleepy rural English village. In the hands of Ealing writers John Dighton, Diana Morgan and Angus MacPhail,…

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  • Paddy Hannan

    ★★★★★ Watched by Paddy Hannan 28 Sep, 2015

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    An "unofficial" propaganda film from Ealing. This is a taut, grim and shocking little wartime conspiracy thriller and bloody good it is too, having me completely riveted from beginning to end.
    Although they start well, the German soldiers are soon stereotyped as nothing less than brutally sadistic thugs and pure evil fuckers, synonymous with the most heinous excesses of Nazism. And of course, as does every Jerry, they soon reveal a…

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