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One Against the Wind (1991)

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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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Major James Leggatt, The Guards
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SS Capt. Herman Gruber
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Maurice Lindell, Mary's Son
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Barbe Lindell
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Father LeBlanc
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Dubois
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Dumont, Mary's Lawyer
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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)
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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 complicated by her high profile and her daughter's love affair with a German officer. Based on the true story. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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

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This film represents the first re-teaming of Judy Davis and Sam Neill since they starred together in the classic Australian film, My Brilliant Career (1979). They would also later both appear in Children of the Revolution (1996). See more »

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Countess Mary Lindell: I don't know if you realize what it's like - bailing out in a foreign country, occupied by the enemy, not knowing anything, and suddenly being handed over to someone and thinking, "Oh, God, it's a woman! This is dreadful, isn't it?". Yet suddenly they felt safe. I love the whole lot of them. They were too sweet - too ridiculous, most of them. And I never even knew their names.
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Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

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Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien
Music by Charles Dumont and lyrics by Michel Vaucaire
Performed by Édith Piaf
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23 July 2010 | by (Nova Scotia, Canada) – See all my reviews

"One Against the Wind" is an American production filmed in Luxembourg that takes place in France, stars an Australian and a New Zealander playing British citizens, and is acted almost totally in English. So, as you might imagine, authenticity is not a major strong point here. The editing also isn't quite up to standard. Scenes often move quickly from one to another, possibly to fit within a forced running time for airing. If time was such a concern, it might have been preferable to remove some scenes altogether to get a little more more breathing room. But, in spite of merely adequate TV movie standards and unimpressive direction, the script and the actors help to make it quite a good film.

Judy Davis is the real meat and guts that holds it all together. She creates a driven, tough and gritty character. It's a welcome change from all her late-career neurotic personalities, which frankly aren't very interesting. She is wholly convincing, as always, but this time as someone you can really connect with, identify with. I'm not disappointed I watched this.


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