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One Against the Wind (1991)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  1 December 1991 (USA)
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Mary Linden works for the French Red Cross in Occupied France during World War II and helps allied soldiers who have been shot down to escape to the unoccupied side. Her activities are ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Major James Leggatt, The Guards
SS Capt. Herman Gruber
Maurice Lindell, Mary's Son
Barbe Lindell
Father LeBlanc
Frank Middlemass ...
Dumont, Mary's Lawyer
Peter Cellier ...
Court General
Mark Wing-Davey ...
Col. Miles Grant, Leggat's CO
Stevan Rimkus ...
German Pilot
Tom Hodgkins ...
Ben, Big Canada
Michael Crossman ...
Little Canada
John Savident ...
Henry Smallwood, American Embasy
Terence Taplin ...
Von Bismarck (as Terry Taplin)


Mary Linden works for the French Red Cross in Occupied France during World War II and helps allied soldiers who have been shot down to escape to the unoccupied side. Her activities are complicated by her high profile and her daughter's love affair with a German officer. Based on the true story. Written by Ed Sutton <>

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Biography | Drama


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1 December 1991 (USA)  »

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: One Against the Wind (#41.1)  »

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First film of Mark Strong. See more »


German Soldier: What did he say?
Countess Mary Lindell: When you're dying, you all ask for the same thing. You ask for your mother.
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Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »


Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien
Music by Charles Dumont and lyrics by Michel Vaucaire
Performed by Édith Piaf
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When An Guardian Angel Brave Woman Saves Many Lives in Times of War
28 March 2004 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Second World War, the English Countess Mary Lindell (Judy Davis) and former Red-Cross nurse in the First World War lives in France with her son Maurice Lindell (Christien Anholt) and her daughter Barbe Lindell (Kate Beckinsale). When she sees the Major James Leggatt (Sam Neil) wounded and wandering in an occupied Paris, she does not hesitate to risk her life to save him from the Germans. This is the beginning of her support to the Allies (specially British and American soldiers) in France, helping them to escape to Spain. This true story has a powerful performance of Judy Davis in the role of a splendid woman. Mary Lindell, as presented in the film, was the guardian angel of many soldiers, saving many lives along the war. Unfortunately this is a television movie, otherwise Judy Davis should have deserved to be Oscar nominee, having such a performance. A great movie, recommended for all audiences. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): `Correndo Contra o Vento' (`Running Against the Wind')

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