Great Day (1945 film)

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For the 1921 British short film, see The Great Day. For the unfinished MGM musical, see Great Day (1930 film).
Great Day
Great Day 1945 film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Lance Comfort
Produced by Victor Hanbury
Written by John Davenport
Lesley Storm (play and screenplay)
Wolfgang Wilhelm
Based on the play by Lesley Storm
Starring Eric Portman
Flora Robson
Music by William Alwyn
Cinematography Erwin Hillier
Edited by Sidney Stone
Distributed by RKO Pictures
Release date
  • 13 April 1945 (1945-04-13) ( Premiere-London)[1]
  • 30 October 1946 (1946-10-30) (U.S.)[1]
Running time
62 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Great Day (1945) is a British drama film directed by Lance Comfort and starring Eric Portman and Flora Robson.[2] It is based on the play of the same name by Lesley Storm.

It was made at Denham Studios with location filming at various sites including Denham village.

The film recorded a loss of $232,000.[3]


The small English village of Denley is thrown into excitement by the impending visit of Eleanor Roosevelt. However, the impoverished local squire is threatened with disgrace and ruin as the day approaches.



  1. ^ a b "Great Day: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Great Day".
  3. ^ Richard Jewell & Vernon Harbin, The RKO Story. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House, 1982. p212

External links

  • Great Day on IMDb
  • Great Day at AllMovie
  • Review of film at Variety
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