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The Gathering Storm (1974)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  29 November 1974 (USA)
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The story of British prime minister Winston Churchill, focusing on his place in British life just prior to World War II.

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The story of British prime minister Winston Churchill, focusing on his place in British life just prior to World War II.

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This was televised by the BBC in Britain (where it was made) under the title "Walk with Destiny". It was shown at the time of Sir Winston Churchill's centenary. See more »

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Fascinating epic
19 March 2002 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Made for television in 1974 but non the less rather well-made and supported by great actors. Richard Burton stars as Sir Winston Churchill in this epic which spans the pre-war years of 1936-40. Following Churchill from being both ignored and ridiculed to the point where he is asked to lead the British nation, The gathering storm is interesting, fascinating and a great document of history. Richard Burton gives a powerful and fully believable performance, one of his better in the 1970s. 6/10


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