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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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Cast

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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
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)
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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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1 December 1991 (USA)  »

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

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The end credits indicate that this film was based on the book 'No Drums ... No Trumpets' by Barry Wynne, and that Mary Lindell, its subject, won her second Croix de Guerre from the French government for her activities during World War II. Lindell had also received one for her actions with the French Red Cross during World War I. The statement also says that she represents one of the extraordinary escape stories of World War II. See more »

Quotes

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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An extraordinary movie
7 February 2001 | by (Miami, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is simply an extraordinary movie. After watching One Against the Wind, I wish to recommend it to everyone with a preference for true classics. This film is a jewel. Judy Davis performance as Countess Mary Lindell is unique. It's a real life story and it is timeless. It will touch your heart forever.


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