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6 February 1983 (USA) See more »
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The trials of the Henry and Jastrow families in the early years of World War II. Full summary »
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Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 6 wins & 10 nominations See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 51 of 63)

Robert Mitchum ... Victor 'Pug' Henry (7 episodes, 1983)

Ali MacGraw ... Natalie Jastrow (7 episodes, 1983)

Jan-Michael Vincent ... Byron Henry (7 episodes, 1983)

John Houseman ... Aaron Jastrow (7 episodes, 1983)

Polly Bergen ... Rhoda Henry (7 episodes, 1983)

Lisa Eilbacher ... Madeline Henry (7 episodes, 1983)

David Dukes ... Leslie Slote (7 episodes, 1983)

Topol ... Berel Jastrow (7 episodes, 1983)

Ben Murphy ... Warren Henry (7 episodes, 1983)

Peter Graves ... Palmer 'Fred' Kirby / ... (7 episodes, 1983)

Jeremy Kemp ... Brigadier General Armin Von Roon / ... (7 episodes, 1983)

Ralph Bellamy ... President Franklin Delano Roosevelt / ... (7 episodes, 1983)

Victoria Tennant ... Pamela Tudsbury (7 episodes, 1983)

Wolfgang Preiss ... Field Marshal Walter von Brauchitsch (7 episodes, 1983)
William Woodson ... Narrator (7 episodes, 1983)
Dragomir Stanojevic (7 episodes, 1983)
Günter Meisner ... Adolf Hitler (6 episodes, 1983)
Reinhard Kolldehoff ... Hermann Goering (6 episodes, 1983)
Werner Kreindl ... Colonel General Franz Halder (6 episodes, 1983)
Rainer Penkert ... Grand Admiral Erich Raeder (6 episodes, 1983)
Alexander Kerst ... Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel (6 episodes, 1983)

Joachim Hansen ... Field Marshal Alfred Jodl (6 episodes, 1983)
Howard Lang ... Winston Churchill (4 episodes, 1983)
Anton Diffring ... Joachim von Ribbentrop (4 episodes, 1983)

Timothy Stack ... Yeoman Ryan (4 episodes, 1983)

Barry Morse ... Wolf Stoller (3 episodes, 1983)
Michael Logan ... Alistair Tudsbury (3 episodes, 1983)
John Carter ... Colonel William Forrest (3 episodes, 1983)
Tom McFadden ... Hugh Cleveland (3 episodes, 1983)
Roy Poole ... Harry Hopkins (3 episodes, 1983)
Deborah Winters ... Janice Lacouture Henry (3 episodes, 1983)

Joseph Hacker ... Lt. Carter 'Lady' Aster (3 episodes, 1983)

Allan Cuthbertson ... Major General Tillet (2 episodes, 1983)

Scott Brady ... Capt. Red Tully / ... (2 episodes, 1983)

Edmund Purdom ... Luigi Gianelli (2 episodes, 1983)

Lawrence Pressman ... Bunky Thurston (2 episodes, 1983)

Lin McCarthy ... Blinker Vance (2 episodes, 1983)

Enzo G. Castellari ... Benito Mussolini (2 episodes, 1983)
Edmund Pegge ... Air Commodore Burne-Wilke (2 episodes, 1983)
Leo Gordon ... General 'Train' Anderson (2 episodes, 1983)

Elizabeth Hoffman ... Eleanor Roosevelt (2 episodes, 1983)

Michael McGuire ... Fred Fearing (2 episodes, 1983)

Ferdy Mayne ... Ludwig Rosenthal (2 episodes, 1983)

Sky du Mont ... Ciano (2 episodes, 1983)
Judith Atwell ... Sally Forrest (2 episodes, 1983)
James Ray ... Chargé Reese Claremont (2 episodes, 1983)

Stelio Candelli ... Scarfaced Gestapo / ... (2 episodes, 1983)

Karl-Otto Alberty ... White-Haired Gestapo / ... (2 episodes, 1983)
Dick Armstrong ... Franz the Butler (2 episodes, 1983)
Eloise Hardt ... Mrs. Lacouture (2 episodes, 1983)
Henryk Rajfer ... Groom at Wedding / ... (2 episodes, 1983)
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Series Directed by
Dan Curtis (7 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Writing credits
Herman Wouk (7 episodes, 1983)

Series Produced by
Dan Curtis .... producer (7 episodes, 1983)
Barbara Steele .... associate producer (7 episodes, 1983)
Michael P. Schoenbrun .... production executive (5 episodes, 1983)
Branko Lustig .... associate producer (3 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Original Music by
Bob Cobert (7 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Cinematography by
Charles Correll (7 episodes, 1983)
Stevan Larner (3 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Film Editing by
John F. Burnett (7 episodes, 1983)
Bernard Gribble (7 episodes, 1983)
Jack Tucker (7 episodes, 1983)
Peter Zinner (7 episodes, 1983)
Gary L. Smith (5 episodes, 1983)
Earle Herdan (3 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Casting by
Reuben Cannon (3 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Production Design by
Jackson De Govia (7 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Art Direction by
John V. Cartwright (5 episodes, 1983)
Michael Minor (5 episodes, 1983)
Malcolm Middleton (3 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Thomas L. Roysden (5 episodes, 1983)
Francesco Chianese (3 episodes, 1983)
Hertha Hareiter (3 episodes, 1983)
Chuck Rutherford (3 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Makeup Department
Elizabeth Rabe .... additional hair stylist (7 episodes, 1983)
Silvia Abascal .... hair stylist (5 episodes, 1983)
Karin Bauer-Hurst .... hair stylist: Europe / makeup artist: Europe (5 episodes, 1983)
Wes Dawn .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 1983)
Jim Kail .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 1983)
Hasso von Hugo .... hair stylist: Europe / makeup artist: Europe (5 episodes, 1983)
Roy Ashton .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Production Management
Piero Amati .... unit manager / unit manager: Italy (7 episodes, 1983)
Pia Arnold .... production supervisor (5 episodes, 1983)
Roberto Cocco .... production manager: Italy (5 episodes, 1983)
Gerald Martell .... production manager: Austria, Germany / production manager: Austria/Germany (5 episodes, 1983)
Michael P. Schoenbrun .... unit production manager / production executive (5 episodes, 1983)
John Southwood .... production manager: UK / production manager: England (5 episodes, 1983)
Milan Stanisic .... production manager / unit manager: Yugoslavia (5 episodes, 1983)
Berislav Crnetic .... unit manager: Yugoslavia (4 episodes, 1983)
Boris Dmitrovic .... unit manager: Yugoslavia (4 episodes, 1983)
Giorgio Gallani .... unit manager / unit manager: Italy (4 episodes, 1983)
Branko Lustig .... production manager: Yugoslavia / production consultant (4 episodes, 1983)
Geoffrey Haine .... unit manager: England (3 episodes, 1983)
Bernard Hanson .... unit manager: England / unit manager (3 episodes, 1983)
Werner Reitmeier .... unit manager: Austria/Germany / unit manager (3 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brian James Ellis .... second second assistant director (7 episodes, 1983)
Andy Armstrong .... assistant director: UK / assistant director: England (5 episodes, 1983)
Allan Elledge .... assistant director: Italy (5 episodes, 1983)
Penelope L. Foster .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 1983)
Markus Heltschl .... assistant director: Austria & Germany / assistant director: Austria/Germany (5 episodes, 1983)
Zvonimir Ilijic .... assistant director: Yugoslavia (5 episodes, 1983)
Branko Lustig .... first assistant director: Europe (5 episodes, 1983)
Sergio Mimica-Gezzan .... assistant director: Yugoslavia (5 episodes, 1983)
John Pepper .... second assistant director (5 episodes, 1983)
Ken Tuohy .... assistant director: UK / assistant director: England / ... (5 episodes, 1983)
Max Wilhelm .... assistant director: Austria & Germany / assistant director: Austria/Germany / ... (5 episodes, 1983)
Carlo U. Quinterio .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Art Department
Gregg H. Bilson .... property master (5 episodes, 1983)
Francesco Chianese .... set dresser: Italy (5 episodes, 1983)
John Cole .... property master: Europe (5 episodes, 1983)
Peter Dunlop .... property master / property master: Europe (5 episodes, 1983)
Hertha Hareiter .... set dresser: Yugoslavia, Austria, Germany / set dresser: Yugoslavia (5 episodes, 1983)
Erik L. Nelson .... property master (5 episodes, 1983)
Terry Wells .... property master: Europe (5 episodes, 1983)
John Wood .... assistant art director: Europe (5 episodes, 1983)
Malcolm Middleton .... art director: Europe (4 episodes, 1983)
Giovanni Natalucci .... set designer (3 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Sound Department
Ken Dufva .... foley artist (7 episodes, 1983)
Richard Adams .... sound editor (5 episodes, 1983)
Alan Bernard .... sound mixer (5 episodes, 1983)
Derek Casari .... dubbing engineer (5 episodes, 1983)
Denis Dutton .... sound editor (5 episodes, 1983)
James Fritch .... sound editor (5 episodes, 1983)
Robert W. Glass Jr. .... sound re-recordist (5 episodes, 1983)
Robin Gregory .... sound mixer: Europe (5 episodes, 1983)
Robert Gutknecht .... sound editor (5 episodes, 1983)
Ian MacGregor-Scott .... sound editor (5 episodes, 1983)
Carl Mahakian .... sound editor (5 episodes, 1983)
William L. McCaughey .... sound re-recordist (5 episodes, 1983)
Mel Metcalfe .... sound re-recordist (5 episodes, 1983)
Lee Osborne .... sound editor / sound utility (5 episodes, 1983)
Bernard F. Pincus .... sound editor (5 episodes, 1983)
Edward L. Sandlin .... sound editor (5 episodes, 1983)
Terry Sharratt .... boom operator / boom operator: Europe (5 episodes, 1983)
Keith Stafford .... supervising sound editor (5 episodes, 1983)
Allen L. Stone .... sound re-recordist (5 episodes, 1983)
George E. Marshall Jr. .... sound utility (3 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Special Effects by
Marijan Karoglan .... pyrotechnician: Yugoslavia unit (7 episodes, 1983)
Ken Sher .... propshop miniatures (7 episodes, 1983)
Roy L. Downey .... special effects (5 episodes, 1983)
Helmut Klee .... special effects: Europe (5 episodes, 1983)
Richard Richtsfeld .... special effects: Europe (5 episodes, 1983)
Branko Repalust .... on set props / on set props: Yugoslavia (4 episodes, 1983)
Kdravko Smojver .... special effects: Yugoslavia (4 episodes, 1983)
Paul Corbould .... special effects (3 episodes, 1983)
Ricky Farns .... special effects (3 episodes, 1983)
Martin Gutteridge .... special effects (3 episodes, 1983)
Doug Hubbard .... special effects (3 episodes, 1983)
Garth Inns .... special effects (3 episodes, 1983)
Kevin Pike .... special effects (3 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Bruce A. Block .... matte cameraman (4 episodes, 1983)
Jack Cooperman .... miniature photography (4 episodes, 1983)
William Guest .... miniatures (3 episodes, 1983)
Leslie Huntley .... visual effects (3 episodes, 1983)
Pete Kleinow .... visual effects (3 episodes, 1983)
Michael Douglas Middleton .... still photographer: visual effects & props / still photographer: visual effects - props (3 episodes, 1983)
Gene Warren Jr. .... visual effects (3 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Stunts
Ernie F. Orsatti .... stunt coordinator (5 episodes, 1983)
Rok Cvetkov .... stunts (3 episodes, 1983)
Gene Hartline .... stunts (3 episodes, 1983)
Zbigniew Modej .... stunts (3 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Nenad Teresak .... electrician (7 episodes, 1983)
Nunzio Colucci .... electrical department: Europe (5 episodes, 1983)
Ed Cooper .... best boy electric (5 episodes, 1983)
Karl Dillitzer .... electrical department: Europe (5 episodes, 1983)
Eugene Earle .... assistant camera / second assistant camera (5 episodes, 1983)
Don E. FauntLeRoy .... assistant camera (5 episodes, 1983)
Norman Glasser .... gaffer (5 episodes, 1983)
Dennis Harper .... key grip (5 episodes, 1983)
W.C. 'Chunky' Huse .... key grip: Europe (5 episodes, 1983)
Stevan Larner .... camera operator: additional photography / additional photography (5 episodes, 1983)
Giuseppe Maccari .... camera operator: Europe (5 episodes, 1983)
Mauro Marchetti .... assistant cameraman: Europe / assistant camera: Europe (5 episodes, 1983)
Arnold L. Rich .... camera operator (5 episodes, 1983)
Alvaro Romagnoli .... electrical department: Europe (5 episodes, 1983)
Michael Simpson .... camera operator (5 episodes, 1983)
Alexander Witt .... assistant cameraman: Europe / assistant camera: Europe (5 episodes, 1983)
Bob Bremner .... gaffer: UK (3 episodes, 1983)
Jack Cooperman .... minature photographer (3 episodes, 1983)
Ian Foster .... clapper loader (3 episodes, 1983)
Ron Green .... best boy (3 episodes, 1983)
Branko Knez .... assistant camera (3 episodes, 1983)
Tihomir Marcius .... electrician: Croatia (3 episodes, 1983)
Jim McConocha .... electrician (3 episodes, 1983)
Jeffrey W. Petersen .... electrician (3 episodes, 1983)
Maurizio Piano .... assistant camera (3 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Casting Department
Renate Arbes .... additional casting: Europe / casting: additional European (5 episodes, 1983)
Peg Halligan .... casting assistant (3 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Drago Habazin .... wardrobe: Yugoslavia (5 episodes, 1983)
John Napolitano .... wardrobe (5 episodes, 1983)
Johannes Nikerk .... wardrobe: men, Europe (5 episodes, 1983)
Paul Vachon .... wardrobe: men, Europe (5 episodes, 1983)
Thomas Welsh .... costume supervisor (5 episodes, 1983)
Heidi Wujek .... wardrobe designer: Europe (5 episodes, 1983)
James P. Cullen .... costumer (3 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Editorial Department
Ruth Bird .... first assistant editor (7 episodes, 1983)
Connie Abellera .... assistant editor (5 episodes, 1983)
William Elias .... assistant editor (5 episodes, 1983)
John S. Hanson .... assistant editor (5 episodes, 1983)
Earle Herdan .... assistant editor (5 episodes, 1983)
C. Cory M. McCrum-Abdo .... assistant editor (5 episodes, 1983)
Ingeborg Fülepp .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Location Management
Martin Ryan Rosenberg .... location manager (5 episodes, 1983)
Piero Amati .... location manager: Italy (2 episodes, 1983)
Berislav Crnetic .... location manager: Yugoslavia (2 episodes, 1983)
Boris Dmitrovic .... location manager: Yugoslavia (2 episodes, 1983)
Giorgio Gallani .... location manager: Italy (2 episodes, 1983)
Geoffrey Haine .... location manager: England (2 episodes, 1983)
Bernard Hanson .... location manager: England (2 episodes, 1983)
Werner Reitmeier .... location manager: Austria/Germany (2 episodes, 1983)
Milan Stanisic .... location manager: Yugoslavia (2 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Music Department
Tommy Tedesco .... musician: guitar (7 episodes, 1983)
Bob Cobert .... conductor / music conducted by (5 episodes, 1983)
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator (5 episodes, 1983)
Ken Runyon .... supervising music editor (5 episodes, 1983)
Dan Wallin .... music scoring mixer (3 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Transportation Department
Myron P. Shepherd .... transportation coordinator (5 episodes, 1983)
Enrico Pini .... transportation manager (3 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Other crew
Bill Graves .... technical advisor (7 episodes, 1983)
Mike Woodley .... aerial co-ordinator (7 episodes, 1983)
Judith Atwell .... production assistant: Europe (5 episodes, 1983)
Ken Batchelor .... technical advisor: England - RAF / RAF technical advisor: UK / ... (5 episodes, 1983)
Donald R. Beck .... main title (5 episodes, 1983)
Sue Breitrose .... war film research / researcher: war films (5 episodes, 1983)
Justin Buehrlen .... production auditor (5 episodes, 1983)
May Capsaski .... production assistant: Europe (5 episodes, 1983)
Patrick Davidson .... main title (5 episodes, 1983)
David Grober .... marine coordinator / marine coordinator: Motion Picture Marine (5 episodes, 1983)
Larry K. Johnson .... script supervisor (5 episodes, 1983)
Ruth Kennedy .... executive assistant: Mr. Curtis (5 episodes, 1983)
Christopher King .... production assistant (5 episodes, 1983)
Gina Neilson .... production assistant (5 episodes, 1983)
Osman Ragheb .... dialogue coach (5 episodes, 1983)
Earl W. Wallace .... script editor / story editor (5 episodes, 1983)
Steve Hinton .... pilot (4 episodes, 1983)
Branko Lustig .... production consultant (4 episodes, 1983)
Ljiljana Rajic .... interpreter / interpreter: Yugoslavia (4 episodes, 1983)
Karin Wakefield .... assistant: Mr. Curtis (4 episodes, 1983)
Piero Amati .... unit location manager: Italy (3 episodes, 1983)
James Butler .... unit publicist (3 episodes, 1983)
Berislav Crnetic .... unit location manager: Yugoslavia (3 episodes, 1983)
Boris Dmitrovic .... unit location manager: Yugoslavia (3 episodes, 1983)
Giorgio Gallani .... unit location manager: Italy (3 episodes, 1983)
Geoffrey Haine .... unit location manager: UK / unit manager: Italy (3 episodes, 1983)
Bernard Hanson .... unit location manager: UK / unit manager: england (3 episodes, 1983)
Stefano Priori .... assistant accountant (3 episodes, 1983)
Werner Reitmeier .... unit location manager: Austria, Germany / unit manager: Germany (3 episodes, 1983)
Milan Stanisic .... unit location manager: Yugoslavia / unit manager: Yugoslavia (3 episodes, 1983)
 

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Also Known As:
"Herman Wouk's The Winds of War" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
USA:883 min | West Germany:720 min (cut)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
There was some controversy over the casting, as Robert Mitchum, Ali MacGraw, Jan-Michael Vincent, Ben Murphy, and Ralph Bellamy were all much older than their characters.See more »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: When Natalie comes to Byron's room to go to Medzice, the shadow of a boom mic is visible above Byron's head, and again when they go into the hall a moment later. [Part 1, Scene 10, time index 1:39:19]See more »
Quotes:
Wolf Stoller:There are certain conversations that have to be forgotten. And in Germany we have a phrase for such delicate matters. We say, "under four eyes."
Victor 'Pug' Henry:I believe I've heard that phrase.
Wolf Stoller:What transpires next is under four eyes. You and Armin had a conversation about this lend-lease bill. Did he make sense to you? You prefer not to say, eh? Of course. You are a diplomat.
Victor 'Pug' Henry:I'm a gunnery expert, misplaced in diplomacy, and hoping to get the hell out of it.
Wolf Stoller:A man of honor wants to serve on the field.
[offers him a cigar]
Wolf Stoller:Would you?
Victor 'Pug' Henry:No, thank you.
Wolf Stoller:That you sympathize with England is only natural. I do. I love England. After all, I spent two years at Oxford. But we know that in your Army and Navy, there is serious opposition to this lend-lease giveaway. Which will strip you of armaments, by the way. No, in war plans, you will be in a key position to foster this wise and patriotic opposition. Frankly, Germany needs friends in influential positions, to offset the Morgenthaus and the Lehmans.
Victor 'Pug' Henry:Herr Stoller...
[...]
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14 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Top Television Production, 19 August 2007
Author: getyourdander from United States

ABC made a very large splash with this production in 1983. It represented a very major project for the network & it drew big ratings. Dan Curtis did a very credible job within the constrictions of this. It has the look & feel of a major film in spite of it's small screen origins.

The total series is done from a world perspective on how things looked in the time leading up to Americas entry into World War 2. While the battle sequences are limited by what the budget could produce, they are effective.

The cast, while good is somewhat our of place. Robert Mitchum is a fine actor but is too old for the role of Pug Henry. Ali Mcgraw is attractive, but has difficulty bringing off the acting in her role. For a network mini series, this is very well done given these leads & a very large cast of supporting players.

As this series does move among several locales involved in the conflict, you get some feeling for things that happened like being in the Kremlin when Germany was bombing it. A short sequence of the German front line within sight of Moscow in 1941 is interesting. A Nazi party in Germany with Hitler & a group of American guests is unique.

The Russian sequences are some of the early feelings of the Russian front given to Americans historically before World War 2. Sadly, Americans were not exposed to what really happened on that front until after the 1980's when the Soviet empire split apart & some of the Russian archives were finally made public. Still, Stalin's portrayal in this is more balanced than some, almost creepy.

This film was the first to present FDR & show physically what a miracle it was that he was leading the US. It showed how he led but how his fragile leadership was hidden from the American public.

Overall, for television a crowning achievement. As far as art, Herman Woulks novel is better in spite of how much work went into this production.

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