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Name of old b/w movie about UK womens' preparations for Eleanor Roosevelt visit

II saw this movie on TCM a long time ago.  It could have been a full length movie or a shorter film.  It was about the preparations women in the United Kingdom (England?) were making to prepare for a visit by Eleanor Roosevelt.  At least I think it was about Eleanor Roosevelt's visit; it could have been about a visit by the queen.  I know that Roosevelt visited England in 1942, which would have been about the right time period for the subject of the film.  In my memory, the film is more of a documentary-style rather than something that was acted.
asked Oct 27, 2013 in Name That Movie by jtbeaudette (6 points)

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"Great Day" (1945)
starring Eric Portman, Flora Robson, Sheila Sim
IMDb synopsis:
The story is set in an English village preparing for a visit from Eleanor Roosevelt. So you might expect a celebratory story about a hard pressed but noble people. If so, you would be wrong.
Far from being noble, some of the village women are petty, gossipy, and borderline vicious. Many of course are not, but they are portrayed as normal, not noble. The story centers on the Ellis family, who have apparently moved to the village after failing elsewhere. The father, John Ellis (quite effectively portrayed by Eric Portman) is a failure in life, hanging on to his one moment of glory as an Army Captain in World War I. His wife, Flora Robson in another great performance, is long-suffering and supportive, and our hearts go out to her. Their daughter, Shelia Sim, must choose between two men: one an exciting young man her age and an older but settled man. What makes the decision difficult for her is that she has had too much of going without or just barely getting by so that she is strongly drawn security offered by the older man.
answered Oct 27, 2013 by MystMoonstruck (10,229 points)
selected Oct 27, 2013 by jtbeaudette
I think you must be correct.  I wasn't able to find an available copy of this to view so I wasn't able to make sure but the ladies and the village sound exactly correct.  Thank you for your quick response!
You're welcome!

I have never gotten to see this movie but have read about it a number of times. I hope TCM will show it someday.