FILM : Went the Day Well?
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Went the Day Well? 1942 Leslie Banks, Mervyn Johns, Thora Hird, Patricia Hayes, Harry Fowler Turville, Buckinghamshire
Director : Alberto Cavalcanti   Production Company : Ealing  Region : SOUTH EAST R-Z

Nazi invasion of small Buckinghamshire village, and the villagers giving them the cold steel up 'em. Excellent wartime propaganda.

Photo 021 of the church shows it now without the war memorial seen in the film. I am almost certain that this was a prop for the film and not a real one. In the film one can clearly see the names listed on it and it includes a Major G. Fraser. Mrs Fraser who lives in the manor house in Bramley End in the film is a sixty-something woman who is presumably a widow and it would tie in that her husband, never mentioned, would have probably held such a position in the army. The plaque commemorates 'the men of this parish who fell' rather than giving an actual location and that slight vagueness also suggests that it was no more real than the large cross for the German soldiers in the churchyard at the end of the film. Philip Anderton

John Larkin states that Turville was also used in Dead of Night, 1945.

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Went The Day Well - Digitally Restored (80 Years of Ealing) [DVD]

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Went the Day Well? - All shot in Turville, Bucks.
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wdw001. All shot in Turville, Bucks.

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Went the Day Well? - One could almost stand in one place and photograph in a circle and capture everything.
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wdw002. One could almost stand in one place and photograph in a circle and capture everything.

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Went the Day Well? - A church, a pub, a village green and that's it.
Went the Day Well?

wdw003. A church, a pub, a village green and that's it.

wdw003n. The same shot 73 years on without the words. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 03-12-2015)

Went the Day Well? - Perhaps at one time the manse.
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wdw004an. To increase the number of "now" photos. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 03-12-2015)

Went the Day Well? - Good, solid, English church.
Went the Day Well?

wdw005. Good, solid, English church.

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Went the Day Well? - The ex-school and library, Turville, Buckinghamshire.
Went the Day Well?

wdw006. The ex-school and library, Turville, Buckinghamshire.

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Went the Day Well? - The pub, renamed for the film.
Went the Day Well?

wdw008. The pub, renamed for the film.

wdw008n. It remains as the "Bull & Butcher" today. (RL)
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