Went the Day Well
Sunday, December 3, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room
Dir. Alberto Cavalcanti. 1942, 92 mins. 35mm. With Leslie Banks, Elizabeth Allan, Basil Sydney, Mervyn Johns, David Farrar. A British village welcomes a platoon of soldiers during World War II only to find out that they are German soldiers ordered to take control of the village in advance of a planned invasion. Adapted from a Graham Greene story, this surprising movie, one of Rialto’s great rediscoveries, morphs from what seems to be a cozy British comedy (it was produced by Ealing Studios, later famous for Alec Guinness comedies) to what Film Forum called a “unique blend of The Eagle Has Landed and Straw Dogs.”
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