Literature and the Silver Screen: Went the Day Well

Past Event

Sunday, 11 March 2018 - 2pm to 3:30pm

Literature and the Silver Screen: Went the Day Well

1942, 92 mins

Digital restoration of a classic film with soundtrack.


Went the Day Well is a 1942 British war film adapted from a story by Graham Greene and directed by Alberto Cavalcanti. It was produced by Michael Balcon of Ealing Studios and served as unofficial propaganda for the war effort. The story tells of how an English village is taken over by Nazi paratroopers, and reflects the greatest potential nightmare of many Britons of the time, although the threat of German invasion had largely receded by that point.


Literature and the Silver Screen series includes the following:

1. The Old Curiosity Shop – Sunday March 4
2.  Went the Day Well – Sunday March 11
3. Cry the Beloved Country – Sunday March 18
4. The Railway Children – Sunday March 25

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