Made-for-TV 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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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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 Admiral (2 episodes, 1979)
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)
Don Fellows ...
 Gen. Carl Spaatz (2 episodes, 1979)
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 Capt. Ernest 'Tex' Lee (2 episodes, 1979)
Redmond Gleeson ...
 Riley (2 episodes, 1979)
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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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 Admiral (2 episodes, 1979)
Robert James ...
 Capt. Burns (2 episodes, 1979)
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 Sgt. Hunt (2 episodes, 1979)
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 Corporal (2 episodes, 1979)
Ronald Leigh-Hunt ...
 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)
Francis Matthews ...
 Noel Coward (2 episodes, 1979)
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 Gen. George S. Patton (2 episodes, 1979)
Richard McKenzie ...
 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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Stephen Roberts ...
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 Gen. Mark Clark (2 episodes, 1979)
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 Himself (2 episodes, 1979)
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 Private (2 episodes, 1979)
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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Ike: The War Years  »

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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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Strong performances and writing unexpectedly impress
10 October 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Strong performances by Duvall as Eisenhower and Remick as his love interest. Duvall's Eisenhower demonstrates grit, determination, fallibility, growth, a sharp and quick wit, and the burden of sending thousands of men to their deaths in a desperate battle against a cunning enemy. Ike's interactions with Chruchill, Roosevelt, Montgomery and others are wonderfully acted, as are the touching scenes with Remick as Kay.

Generally very sharp writing nicely contrasts stratified British culture and largely no-nonsense American character epitomized by Ike. Yet they all pull together under Ike's ever improving leadership and command of the large and small elements of war. The story also expresses a lot of humanity under very extraordinary and trying circumstances, but in a very calm and measured way. These are portraits of truly great men and women, portrayed by great actors.


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