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Ike: The War Years 

Ike (original title)
Made-for-television biography of General Dwight D. Eisenhower.
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1979  
Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Lloyd Alan ...
 3rd Sergeant 2 episodes, 1979
Terence Alexander ...
 Gen. Arthur Tedder 2 episodes, 1979
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 Gen. George C. Marshall 2 episodes, 1979
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 1st Sergeant 2 episodes, 1979
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 Mamie Eisenhower 2 episodes, 1979
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William Boyett ...
 Gen. Ward Hoffenberg 2 episodes, 1979
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 Mrs. Westerfield 2 episodes, 1979
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 Gen. Walter Bedell Smith 2 episodes, 1979
Anne Clements ...
 Cockney Mum 2 episodes, 1979
Patrick Culliton ...
 Young Lieutenant 2 episodes, 1979
David de Keyser ...
 Field Marshall Sir Alan Brooke 2 episodes, 1979
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 Gen. Charles DeGaulle 2 episodes, 1979
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 Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower 2 episodes, 1979
Clifford Earl ...
 Mountbatten 2 episodes, 1979
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 Gen. Carl Spaatz 2 episodes, 1979
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 Capt. Ernest 'Tex' Lee 2 episodes, 1979
Redmond Gleeson ...
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 Gen. 'Freddie' DeGuingand 2 episodes, 1979
Charles H. Gray ...
 Gen. Lucian Truscott 2 episodes, 1979
Mitchell Group ...
 2nd Sergeant 2 episodes, 1979
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 Gen. Omar Bradley 2 episodes, 1979
Lise Hilboldt ...
 Jean Dixon 2 episodes, 1979
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 Capt. Burns 2 episodes, 1979
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 Sgt. Hunt 2 episodes, 1979
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 Corporal 2 episodes, 1979
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 Gen. Pagel 2 episodes, 1979
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 Maj. Rchard Arnold 2 episodes, 1979
Julia MacKenzie ...
 Sybil Bryan 2 episodes, 1979
Michael Malnick ...
 Gen. Strong 2 episodes, 1979
Maurice Marsac ...
 Gen. Henri Giraud 2 episodes, 1979
Vincent Marzello ...
 Mickey McKeogh 2 episodes, 1979
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 Noel Coward 2 episodes, 1979
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 Gen. George S. Patton 2 episodes, 1979
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 Col. Offenheim 2 episodes, 1979
Patricia Michael ...
 Gertrude Lawrence 2 episodes, 1979
Wensley Pithey ...
 Winston Churchill 2 episodes, 1979
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 Field Marshal Alfred Jodl 2 episodes, 1979
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 Kay Summersby 2 episodes, 1979
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 Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery 2 episodes, 1979
Stephen Roberts ...
 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt 2 episodes, 1979
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 Gen. Mark Clark 2 episodes, 1979
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Major Wiley ...
 Sgt. Mooney 2 episodes, 1979
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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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Mightiest Invasion Force in History Fights Its Way to Victory. Led by the Greatest American Hero of the 20th Century. The Man Everyone Called...Ike

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Biography | Drama | War

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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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Edited into Ike: The War Years (1980) See more »

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Voluminous, Yet Good.
1 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

Rome wasn't built in a day. Likewise, World War II was a lengthy, plodding war. This film (a whopping 270 minutes in length) follows IKE from his Pentagon days early in the war up to his rise to Supreme Allied Commander and ultimate victory. Interestingly enough, the film focuses its attention on IKE's relationship with his female British driver, Kay. Sound performances by Lee Remick and Robert Duvall make this TV mini-series surprisingly good. Numerous real footage appears often in the film in between chronological sequences. Much of this footage, originally black and white has been color tinted (this movie was made before colorization). All in all it provides an interesting effect. Bottom line is this. If you can handle 270 minutes of movie you just might enjoy this finely done film.


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