Went the Day Well? (BFI Film Classics)

By Penelope Houston

Went the Day Well? is probably the most strange images Ealing Studios produced, a enormously unsentimental conflict movie made within the darkest days of worldwide battle II, and not anything just like the loveable comedies that later grew to become the Ealing trademark. Its clear-eyed view of the opportunity of violence lurking slightly below the skin in a quiet English village in all likelihood owes a lot to the Graham Greene tale on which it truly is dependent, notwithstanding as Penelope Houston indicates, there is still a secret in regards to the quantity to which Greene was once truly interested by the scripting. or even the course via the Brazilian born Cavalcanti, a maverick in the Ealing coterie, is the executive cause why Went the Day Well? avoids the snug suppose of later, extra regular, Ealing motion pictures. this is often an enticing and astute view of British cinema in its heyday.

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