Ike: The War Years (1979)
"Ike" (original title)

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Made-for-TV biography of General Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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Miniseries detailing the life of Dwight D. Eisenhower, who commanded American forces during World War II, romanced his driver Kay Summersby and later became President of the United States. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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When Ike tells Kay that Roosevelt will let her into the US Army and still owe allegiance to a foreign flag, and says she's the first person in history to be allowed to do that. During the Civil War citizens from several countries came to the US to fight for both sides while still remaining citizens of their home countries. See more »

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DuVall got it just right
3 September 2003 | by (Fountain HIlls Arizona) – See all my reviews

After haveing studied General/President Eisenhower for sometime in several venues, all I can say is that Robert DuVall played the part just right. During 4 hours of this film, Robert DuVall was Eisenhower.

I wish this title was available in some video format today, it is a tremendous look at the history of the ERA. The viewer must cut through the love story of Kay Summersby and Ike. Based on all accounts of those who were there, this was a completely one sided love affair. While Ike depended on Kay in many ways, there was no affair on his part.

Once past that, the history is right on point.


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