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By Penelope Houston

Went the Day Well? is essentially the most strange photos Ealing Studios produced, a highly unsentimental struggle movie made within the darkest days of global warfare II, and not anything just like the loveable comedies that later turned 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 really is dependent, even though as Penelope Houston indicates, there is still a secret in regards to the quantity to which Greene was once truly occupied with the scripting. or maybe the path through 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 accepted, Ealing motion pictures. this is often an enticing and astute view of British cinema in its heyday.

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