Went the Day Well? (1942) was a Thriller/Suspense - War Film directed by Alberto Cavalcanti and produced by Michael Balcon.
WENT THE DAY WELL?By Dan Day, Jr. on Apr 24, 2020 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog
Recently I received in the mail a fantastic Blu-ray set called "Their Finest Hour: 5 British WWII Classics", from Film Movement. The set includes some of the best British war films ever made: WENT THE DAY WELL?, THE DAM BUSTERS, DUNKIRK, THE COLDITZ STORY, and ICE COLD IN ALEX. It's filled with extr... Read full article
WENT THE DAY WELL? ( 1942 )By Theresa Brown on May 10, 2015 From CineMaven's Essays from the Couch
I enjoyed “WENT THE DAY WELL?“ immensely. Hitchcock could not have done a better job of supplying tension, suspense and thrills. ( Actually, I kind of think Hitch would, but I want to leave a sliver of admiration for other directors ). Director Alberto Cavalcanti has us vest our interest... Read full article
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The poem from which the title is taken and which appears at the start of the film, is actually the second of four epitaphs written by Greek scholar John Maxwell Edmonds. These were written for graves and memorials for those who died in battle. The actual title is "On Some who died early in the Day of Battle". Another of Edmonds' epitaphs is 'When you go home, tell them of us and say, / For your tomorrows these gave their today".
Alberto Cavalcanti was paid £45 a week while making the film.
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