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One Against the Wind (1991)

Mary Lindell 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
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German Pilot
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Ben, Big Canada
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Little Canada
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Henry Smallwood, American Embasy
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Von Bismarck (as Terry Taplin)
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Mary Lindell 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 »

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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 »

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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
14 December 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

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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