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Release Date:
6 February 1983 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The trials of the Henry and Jastrow families in the early years of World War II. Full summary »
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Awards:
Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 6 wins & 10 nominations See more »
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A great mini-series - despite Ali MacGraw See more (58 total) »

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 (3 episodes, 1983)

Branko Lustig .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Bob Cobert (7 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Cinematography by
Charles Correll (7 episodes, 1983)

Stevan Larner (unknown episodes)
 
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 (3 episodes, 1983)

Earle Herdan (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Reuben Cannon (1 episode, 1983)
 
Series Production Design by
Jackson De Govia (7 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Art Direction by
John V. Cartwright (3 episodes, 1983)
Michael Minor (3 episodes, 1983)

Malcolm Middleton (unknown episodes)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Thomas L. Roysden (3 episodes, 1983)

Francesco Chianese (unknown episodes)
Hertha Hareiter (unknown episodes)
Chuck Rutherford (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Elizabeth Rabe .... additional hair stylist (7 episodes, 1983)
Silvia Abascal .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 1983)
Karin Bauer-Hurst .... hair stylist: Europe / makeup artist: Europe (3 episodes, 1983)
Wes Dawn .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1983)
Jim Kail .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1983)
Hasso von Hugo .... hair stylist: Europe / makeup artist: Europe (3 episodes, 1983)

Roy Ashton .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Piero Amati .... unit manager / unit manager: Italy (7 episodes, 1983)
Pia Arnold .... production supervisor (3 episodes, 1983)
Roberto Cocco .... production manager: Italy (3 episodes, 1983)
Branko Lustig .... production manager: Yugoslavia / production consultant (3 episodes, 1983)
Gerald Martell .... production manager: Austria/Germany / production manager: Austria, Germany (3 episodes, 1983)
Michael P. Schoenbrun .... unit production manager / production executive (3 episodes, 1983)
John Southwood .... production manager: England / production manager: UK (3 episodes, 1983)
Berislav Crnetic .... unit manager: Yugoslavia (2 episodes, 1983)
Boris Dmitrovic .... unit manager: Yugoslavia (2 episodes, 1983)
Giorgio Gallani .... unit manager: Italy (2 episodes, 1983)
Geoffrey Haine .... unit manager: England (2 episodes, 1983)
Bernard Hanson .... unit manager: England (2 episodes, 1983)
Werner Reitmeier .... unit manager: Austria/Germany (2 episodes, 1983)
Milan Stanisic .... unit manager: Yugoslavia (2 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brian James Ellis .... second second assistant director (7 episodes, 1983)
Andy Armstrong .... assistant director: England / assistant director: UK (3 episodes, 1983)
Allan Elledge .... assistant director: Italy (3 episodes, 1983)
Penelope L. Foster .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1983)
Markus Heltschl .... assistant director: Austria/Germany / assistant director: Austria & Germany (3 episodes, 1983)
Zvonimir Ilijic .... assistant director: Yugoslavia (3 episodes, 1983)
Branko Lustig .... first assistant director: Europe (3 episodes, 1983)
Sergio Mimica-Gezzan .... assistant director: Yugoslavia (3 episodes, 1983)
John Pepper .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 1983)
Ken Tuohy .... assistant director: England / assistant director: UK (3 episodes, 1983)
Max Wilhelm .... assistant director: Austria/Germany / assistant director: Austria & Germany (3 episodes, 1983)

Carlo U. Quinterio .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Gregg H. Bilson .... property master (3 episodes, 1983)
Francesco Chianese .... set dresser: Italy (3 episodes, 1983)
John Cole .... property master: Europe (3 episodes, 1983)
Peter Dunlop .... property master: Europe / property master (3 episodes, 1983)
Hertha Hareiter .... set dresser: Yugoslavia / set dresser: Yugoslavia, Austria, Germany (3 episodes, 1983)
Erik L. Nelson .... property master (3 episodes, 1983)
Terry Wells .... property master: Europe (3 episodes, 1983)
John Wood .... assistant art director: Europe (3 episodes, 1983)
Malcolm Middleton .... art director: Europe (2 episodes, 1983)

Giovanni Natalucci .... set designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Ken Dufva .... foley artist (7 episodes, 1983)
Alan Bernard .... sound mixer (3 episodes, 1983)
Robert W. Glass Jr. .... sound re-recordist (3 episodes, 1983)
Robin Gregory .... sound mixer: Europe (3 episodes, 1983)
William L. McCaughey .... sound re-recordist (3 episodes, 1983)
Mel Metcalfe .... sound re-recordist (3 episodes, 1983)
Keith Stafford .... supervising sound editor (3 episodes, 1983)
Allen L. Stone .... sound re-recordist (3 episodes, 1983)
Richard Adams .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1983)
Derek Casari .... dubbing engineer (2 episodes, 1983)
Denis Dutton .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1983)
James Fritch .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1983)
Robert Gutknecht .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1983)
Ian MacGregor-Scott .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1983)
Carl Mahakian .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1983)
George E. Marshall Jr. .... sound utility (2 episodes, 1983)
Lee Osborne .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1983)
Bernard F. Pincus .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1983)
Edward L. Sandlin .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1983)
Terry Sharratt .... boom operator: Europe (2 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 (3 episodes, 1983)
Helmut Klee .... special effects: Europe (3 episodes, 1983)
Richard Richtsfeld .... special effects: Europe (3 episodes, 1983)
Kdravko Smojver .... special effects: Yugoslavia (2 episodes, 1983)
Branko Repalust .... on set props: Yugoslavia (1 episode, 1983)

Paul Corbould .... special effects (unknown episodes)
Ricky Farns .... special effects (unknown episodes)
Martin Gutteridge .... special effects (unknown episodes)
Doug Hubbard .... special effects (unknown episodes)
Garth Inns .... special effects (unknown episodes)
Kevin Pike .... special effects (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Bruce A. Block .... matte cameraman (4 episodes, 1983)

William Guest .... miniatures (unknown episodes)
Leslie Huntley .... visual effects (unknown episodes)
Pete Kleinow .... visual effects (unknown episodes)
Michael Douglas Middleton .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Gene Warren Jr. .... visual effects (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Ernie F. Orsatti .... stunt coordinator (3 episodes, 1983)

Rok Cvetkov .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Gene Hartline .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Zbigniew Modej .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Nenad Teresak .... electrician (7 episodes, 1983)
Nunzio Colucci .... electrical department: Europe (3 episodes, 1983)
Ed Cooper .... best boy electric (3 episodes, 1983)
Jack Cooperman .... miniature photography / minature photographer (3 episodes, 1983)
Karl Dillitzer .... electrical department: Europe (3 episodes, 1983)
Don E. FauntLeRoy .... assistant camera (3 episodes, 1983)
Norman Glasser .... gaffer (3 episodes, 1983)
Dennis Harper .... key grip (3 episodes, 1983)
W.C. 'Chunky' Huse .... key grip: Europe (3 episodes, 1983)
Stevan Larner .... additional photography / camera operator: additional photography (3 episodes, 1983)
Giuseppe Maccari .... camera operator: Europe (3 episodes, 1983)
Mauro Marchetti .... assistant camera: Europe / assistant cameraman: Europe (3 episodes, 1983)
Arnold L. Rich .... camera operator (3 episodes, 1983)
Alvaro Romagnoli .... electrical department: Europe (3 episodes, 1983)
Michael Simpson .... camera operator (3 episodes, 1983)
Alexander Witt .... assistant camera: Europe / assistant cameraman: Europe (3 episodes, 1983)
Eugene Earle .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 1983)

Bob Bremner .... gaffer: UK (unknown episodes)
Ian Foster .... clapper loader (unknown episodes)
Ron Green .... best boy (unknown episodes)
Branko Knez .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Tihomir Marcius .... electrician: Croatia (unknown episodes)
Jeffrey W. Petersen .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Maurizio Piano .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Renate Arbes .... casting: additional European / additional casting: Europe (3 episodes, 1983)

Peg Halligan .... casting assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Drago Habazin .... wardrobe: Yugoslavia (3 episodes, 1983)
John Napolitano .... wardrobe (3 episodes, 1983)
Thomas Welsh .... costume supervisor (3 episodes, 1983)
Heidi Wujek .... wardrobe designer: Europe (3 episodes, 1983)
Johannes Nikerk .... wardrobe: men - Europe (2 episodes, 1983)
Paul Vachon .... wardrobe: men - Europe (2 episodes, 1983)

James P. Cullen .... costumer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Ruth Bird .... first assistant editor (7 episodes, 1983)
Connie Abellera .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 1983)
William Elias .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 1983)
John S. Hanson .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 1983)
Earle Herdan .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 1983)
C. Cory M. McCrum-Abdo .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 1983)

Ingeborg Fülepp .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Tommy Tedesco .... musician: guitar (7 episodes, 1983)
Bob Cobert .... music conducted by / conductor (3 episodes, 1983)
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator (3 episodes, 1983)
Ken Runyon .... supervising music editor (3 episodes, 1983)

Dan Wallin .... music scoring mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
Myron P. Shepherd .... transportation coordinator (3 episodes, 1983)

Enrico Pini .... transportation manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Bill Graves .... technical advisor (7 episodes, 1983)
Piero Amati .... location manager: Italy / unit location manager: Italy (3 episodes, 1983)
Judith Atwell .... production assistant: Europe (3 episodes, 1983)
Ken Batchelor .... technical advisor: England - RAF / RAF technical advisor: UK (3 episodes, 1983)
Donald R. Beck .... main title (3 episodes, 1983)
Sue Breitrose .... researcher: war films / war film research (3 episodes, 1983)
Justin Buehrlen .... production auditor (3 episodes, 1983)
May Capsaski .... production assistant: Europe (3 episodes, 1983)
Berislav Crnetic .... location manager: Yugoslavia / unit location manager: Yugoslavia (3 episodes, 1983)
Patrick Davidson .... main title (3 episodes, 1983)
Boris Dmitrovic .... location manager: Yugoslavia / unit location manager: Yugoslavia (3 episodes, 1983)
Giorgio Gallani .... location manager: Italy / unit location manager: Italy (3 episodes, 1983)
David Grober .... marine coordinator: Motion Picture Marine / marine coordinator (3 episodes, 1983)
Geoffrey Haine .... location manager: England / unit location manager: UK (3 episodes, 1983)
Bernard Hanson .... location manager: England / unit location manager: UK (3 episodes, 1983)
Larry K. Johnson .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 1983)
Ruth Kennedy .... executive assistant: Mr. Curtis (3 episodes, 1983)
Christopher King .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1983)
Gina Neilson .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1983)
Osman Ragheb .... dialogue coach (3 episodes, 1983)
Ljiljana Rajic .... interpreter: Yugoslavia / interpreter (3 episodes, 1983)
Werner Reitmeier .... location manager: Austria/Germany / unit location manager: Austria, Germany (3 episodes, 1983)
Martin Ryan Rosenberg .... location manager (3 episodes, 1983)
Milan Stanisic .... location manager: Yugoslavia / unit location manager: Yugoslavia (3 episodes, 1983)
Earl W. Wallace .... story editor / script editor (3 episodes, 1983)
Branko Lustig .... production consultant (2 episodes, 1983)
Karin Wakefield .... assistant: Mr. Curtis (2 episodes, 1983)
Steve Hinton .... pilot (1 episode, 1983)

James Butler .... unit publicist (unknown episodes)
Stefano Priori .... assistant accountant (unknown episodes)
 

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Additional Details

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:
The bombing of Pearl Harbor was shot at a naval base in Port Hueneme, California, and the navy only allowed four days of filming.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Natalie and Aaron go to the Coliseum, Natalie has her arm under Aaron's, then as Rabinowitz approaches, in a rear shot they're suddenly standing apart. [Part 7, Scene 7, time index 1:11:51]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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Winds of Whoopie (1983) (TV)See more »

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17 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
A great mini-series - despite Ali MacGraw, 3 July 2007
Author: Steve Riley from UK & Germany

I've just revisited this mini-series on DVD for the first time since I saw it when it was first screened on TV back in 1983, so my memory of it had been very vague and I'd forgotten pretty much all of it.

I'd also forgotten just how singularly dreadful Ali MacGraw is in this.

I've not read the book, but I have the impression that the character of Natalie Jastrow is supposed to be strong-willed, spirited, feisty and sexy. If that's the case then MacGraw failed on all counts.

Instead of being strong-willed, spirited and feisty, MacGraw's Natalie comes across as spoilt, petulant and generally obnoxious - constantly complaining, throwing hissy-fits and looking down her nose at people (both literally and metaphorically). And when she's trying to be all coquettish for the benefit of Sloate and Byron, her performance is about as sexy as a bad case of athlete's foot.

All in all a horrible piece of miscasting by the producers, and I'm not in the least bit surprised that she wasn't rehired for the sequel "War And Remembrance" (in which Jane Seymour's Natalie was a quantum leap improvement over MacGraw's portrayal). At least Old Bleary Eyes himself, Robert Mitchum, brings gravitas, presence and start quality to his role, even though he looks all of his (at the time of filming) 66 years and was really about 15 years too old and several trouser sizes too large for the character he was playing.

Looking beyond the presence of Ali MacGraw though, this classic mini-series is a great way to while away a week's worth of evenings in front of the TV, and the way in which historical events and characters are interwoven with the more personal story lines of the main fictional characters is very nicely done.

The sequel is even better (and longer), and I'm looking forward to starting on that soon.

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