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This historical drama is an account of the early life of British politician Winston Churchill (Simon Ward), including his childhood years, his time as a war correspondent in Africa, and culminating with his first election to Parliament. Written by
Robert Hardy who plays the Headmaster later went on to portray Winston Churchill in five separate films; "Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years" (1981), "The Woman He Loved" (1988), "War and Remembrance" (1988), "Bomber Harris" (1989) and "Agatha Christie Marple: The Sittaford Mystery (2006) (TV)". See more »
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This was an excellent and engaging film about the early years of Winston Churchill. The acting and writing were superb. The directing was generally good as was the writing, though there were a few moments when the movie was a bit slow or skipped over a little too much of his life--though certainly not in the last half of the movie when he is involved in the Boer War. About my only serious gripe about the movie was that once it was finished, I was left wanting to know more. This would have been a much better mini-series than a movie. That's because I think the movie attempted to do too much in too little time. However, what it did do, it did very well and the movie offers excellent insight into the man's formative years.
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