The Blue and the Gray (1982)

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America just before and during the Civil War, as seen through the eyes of an artist correspondent.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
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 Jonas Steele (3 episodes, 1982)
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 John Geyser (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Evelyn Hale (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Kathy Reynolds (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Arbuthnot (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Ben Geyser (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Gen. George Meade (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Maggie Geyser (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Phineas Wade (3 episodes, 1982)
Michael Horton ...
 Mark Geyser (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Maj. Welles / ... (3 episodes, 1982)
Gerald S. O'Loughlin ...
 Sgt. O'Toole (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Mrs. Lovelace (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Luke Geyser (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Gen. Ulysses S. Grant (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Sen. Reynolds (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Secretary of State Seward (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Jonathan Henry (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Abraham Lincoln (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Mary Hale (3 episodes, 1982)
Robin Gammell ...
 Jacob Hale Sr. (3 episodes, 1982)
David W. Harper ...
 James Hale (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Lester Bedell (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Matthew Geyser (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Malachy Hale (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Capt. Potts (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Maj. Harrison (3 episodes, 1982)
Walter Olkewicz ...
 Pvt. Grundy (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Emma Gayser (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Capt. Randolph (3 episodes, 1982)
David Rounds ...
 Christopher Spencer (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Maj. Fairburn (3 episodes, 1982)
Bruce Abbott ...
 Jake Hale Jr. (3 episodes, 1982)
Walter Brooke ...
 Gen. Herman Haupt (3 episodes, 1982)
Janice Carroll ...
 Mary Todd Lincoln (3 episodes, 1982)
Fredric Cook ...
 Captain Grimes (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Lt. Hardy (3 episodes, 1982)
Warwick Sims ...
 Count Von Ziller (3 episodes, 1982)
Fred Stuthman ...
 George (older employee at the Gettysburgh Newspaper) (3 episodes, 1982)
Robert Symonds ...
 Gen. Robert E. Lee (3 episodes, 1982)
Maggie Wellman ...
 Nell (3 episodes, 1982)
James Carroll Jordan ...
 Professor Lowe (2 episodes, 1982)
William Bryan Curran ...
 Dr. Bennett (2 episodes, 1982)
Alex Harvey ...
 Calvery Colonel (2 episodes, 1982)
Steve Nevil ...
 Johnny Reb (2 episodes, 1982)
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 Pennsylvania Colonel (2 episodes, 1982)
Matthew Tobin ...
 James Hale's Doctor (2 episodes, 1982)
William Wellman Jr. ...
 Lt. Mercer (2 episodes, 1982)
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America just before and during the Civil War, as seen through the eyes of an artist correspondent.

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Drama | History | War

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14 November 1982 (USA)  »

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Azules y grises  »

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Trivia

The final film project of Sterling Hayden. See more »

Goofs

In the Civil War the primary infantry weapon was the muzzle-loading musket. For close up shots most of the soldiers use the British made .577 Pattern 1853 Enfield Rifle Musket, which was imported in large quantities during the Civil War by both sides. However, in many scenes (especially the Vicksburg scene with victorious Union troops) many of the soldiers can be seen carrying the .45-70 U.S. Model 1873 Trapdoor Springfield rifle, a shortened breech-loading version of the U.S. Model 1861 Springfield Rifle Musket. See more »

Quotes

Jonas Steele: [has just been addressed as a "Bluebelly Colonel"] Major. Bluebelly Major.
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Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: The Blue and the Gray (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Tenting On the Old Camp Ground
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Believable characters in the best Civil War movie ever.
4 September 2001 | by (midwest) – See all my reviews

I first saw this film when it was televised in 1982. My family taped it at that time and it remains one of our favorite films. Even with its' six-hour length, it flows well and I never find myself becoming bored while watching. The best aspect of the movie is the characters, who seem real to us. It shows how families, North and South, were affected in a profound way by the Civil War. Every time we watch The Blue and the Gray, it is easy to develop feelings for the characters, who could almost be members of our own family. It is this humanistic feature rather than dwelling on the intricacies of the battles themselves which makes this film great viewing, even for those who aren't "into" war movies.


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