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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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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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Dubois
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Dumont, Mary's Lawyer
Peter Cellier ...
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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)
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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 »

Quotes

Major James Leggatt, The Guards: Is she always like this?
Maurice Lindell, Mary's Son: Like what?
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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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Tour-de-force performance
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Baroness Mary Lindell begins smuggling downed Allied pilots out of occupied France after she impulsively rescues an English major from an outdoor café. Her son joins her Resistance operation, but her daughter begins dating a German officer. True story of a British nurse who twice won the Iron Cross for bravery in both world wars.

At a time when Hollywood's favorite actresses are girls instead of women, Ms. Davis could eat those actresses for lunch and still have room for dessert. Judy Davis' depiction of Mary Lindell gives a fearless portrayal of what true heroism is. When Ms. Davis is onscreen, all other actresses seem to fade into the background. Watch this absorbing film if you have tired of female characters that substitute eyeshadow for force of personality, giggles for guts. Forget the cinema junk food, this is the real thing. A Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation. Also see Impromptu for another fascinating real-life portrait, Judy Davis as author George Sand.


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