Post by Dave Homewood on Mar 24, 2021 7:33:18 GMT 12
After many years of wanting to see the 1942 film "Went The Day Well", I finally managed to get a copy of it and watched it for the first time ever last night. I wasn't disappointed, it's a great film, just as everyone has always recommended.
But aside from being a great movie, I could not help but think of parallels with Dad's Army.
The obvious one is the people of the village all being held hostage at gunpoint in the church by Germans is very reminiscent of the 1971 Dad's Army film, particularly when those who are trying to free them are flitting from gravestone to gravestone. I am sure that this film must have been in the minds of Jimmy Perry and David Croft when they wrote the Dad's Army film script.
And the other thread that seemed familiar was when the fearless defenders split into wo groups, one of the groups heads to rendezvous in a summer house. This has to have been what was referenced in The Battle of Godfrey's Cottage when Wilson, Walker and Pike end up in the summer house!
Post by Andy Howells on Jul 19, 2021 4:24:37 GMT 12
I frequently see parallels in old movies with Dad's Army - the one that sticks out in my mind is the individual characters marching in the The Way Ahead (also featuring John Laurie) the closing credits of Dad's Army later echoed this.
2glad you have sen went the day well dave pat hayes was in that film I know she wasn't in any tv dads army did she do any radio dads army?ill have a look also a young harry fowler was in that film would he have mad a good walker ? yes a good war movie I think the village they filmed it in is still there today also is any one watching enemy at the door on talking pictures ie the invasions of the channel islands with alfrid burke and simon cardell jerrfrey fairbrother hi di hi as the waffen ss officer .