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By Penelope Houston

Went the Day Well? is probably the most strange photos Ealing Studios produced, a fantastically unsentimental conflict movie made within the darkest days of worldwide warfare II, and not anything just like the loveable comedies that later grew to become the Ealing trademark. Its clear-eyed view of the potential of violence lurking slightly below the skin in a quiet English village probably owes a lot to the Graham Greene tale on which it truly is established, notwithstanding as Penelope Houston exhibits, there continues to be a secret concerning the volume to which Greene was once truly eager about the scripting. or maybe the course through the Brazilian born Cavalcanti, a maverick in the Ealing coterie, is the manager cause why Went the Day Well? avoids the snug suppose of later, extra favourite, Ealing motion pictures. this is often an enticing and astute view of British cinema in its heyday.

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