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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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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1979 (USA)  »

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

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Great film!!! Great actor!!!
13 October 2001 | by (Simi Valley, california) – See all my reviews

This film more than any other one tells me what a great actor Robert Duvall is! He is totally immersed in his character. With the makeup, he IS Ike. And Lee Remick is perfect in her role as Kay Summersby. I would recommend this movie to anyone.


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