Great Day (1945 film)

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.

For the 1921 British short film, see The Great Day. For the unfinished MGM musical, see Great Day (1930 film).
Great Day
Theatrical release poster
Directed byLance Comfort
Produced byVictor Hanbury
Written byJohn Davenport
Lesley Storm (play and screenplay)
Wolfgang Wilhelm
Based onthe play by Lesley Storm
StarringEric Portman
Flora Robson
Music byWilliam Alwyn
CinematographyErwin Hillier
Edited bySidney Stone
Distributed byRKO 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
CountryUnited Kingdom

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. "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
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