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When Ike goes to the teletype to read an incoming wire from General Montgomery with Monty's "eating crow" apology and Monty's promise not to try to take command or to make more demands for more troops or to shill for more credit in the newspapers. Ike's collar only has three stars on it, which by that time was incorrect, because Ike had just been raised to the 5-star rank, General-of-the-Army. This was because of re-using the footage from a previous scene at the teletype receiving news from the front. See more »

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Very watchable portrait of the Supreme Commander
1 May 1999 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Robert Duvall must have watched a lot of footage of the real Eisenhower. His performance is never boring, and the other cast members are fine, too. As World War II history, this four-hour mini-series may give too much importance to Ike's relationship with his driver, Kay Summersby, on whose memoir the script is partly based. But who cares? As a movie, it is well written and acted, and doesn't distort the important historical facts. We get to see many of the great personalities: Roosevelt, Churchill, Montgomery, the other generals. And we get to see some fascinating incidents, for example, Ike meeting personally with the troops as they prepare to cross the English Channel on D-Day. I've seen this film several times, and still enjoy it. A first-class production.


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