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
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] In the film, 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.

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



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

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