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Ike: The War Years 

Ike (original title)
During World War II, General Dwight D. Eisenhower serves as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe. On a personal level, he has an extramarital affair with his driver Kay Summersby.
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Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Dana Andrews ...  Gen. George C. Marshall 3 episodes, 1979
J.D. Cannon ...  Gen. Walter Bedell Smith 3 episodes, 1979
Vernon Dobtcheff ...  Gen. Charles DeGaulle 3 episodes, 1979
Robert Duvall ...  Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower 3 episodes, 1979
Paul Gleason ...  Capt. Ernest 'Tex' Lee 3 episodes, 1979
Richard Herd ...  Gen. Omar Bradley 3 episodes, 1979
Darren McGavin ...  Gen. George S. Patton 3 episodes, 1979
Wensley Pithey Wensley Pithey ...  Winston Churchill 3 episodes, 1979
Lee Remick ...  Kay Summersby 3 episodes, 1979
Ian Richardson ...  Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery 3 episodes, 1979
Stephen Roberts Stephen Roberts ...  President Franklin Delano Roosevelt 3 episodes, 1979
William Schallert ...  Gen. Mark Clark 3 episodes, 1979
Lowell Thomas ...  Himself - Narrator 3 episodes, 1979
Lloyd Alan Lloyd Alan ...  3rd Sergeant 2 episodes, 1979
Terence Alexander ...  Gen. Arthur Tedder 2 episodes, 1979
Jonathan Banks ...  1st Sergeant 2 episodes, 1979
Bonnie Bartlett ...  Mamie Eisenhower 2 episodes, 1979
Whit Bissell ...  Admiral 2 episodes, 1979
William Boyett ...  Gen. Ward Hoffenberg 2 episodes, 1979
K Callan ...  Mrs. Westerfield 2 episodes, 1979
Anne Clements Anne Clements ...  Cockney Mum 2 episodes, 1979
Patrick Culliton ...  Young Lieutenant 2 episodes, 1979
David de Keyser David de Keyser ...  Field Marshall Sir Alan Brooke 2 episodes, 1979
Clifford Earl Clifford Earl ...  Mountbatten 2 episodes, 1979
Don Fellows ...  Gen. Carl Spaatz 2 episodes, 1979
Redmond Gleeson Redmond Gleeson ...  Riley 2 episodes, 1979
Charles Gray ...  Gen. 'Freddie' DeGuingand 2 episodes, 1979
Charles H. Gray ...  Gen. Lucian Truscott 2 episodes, 1979
Mitchell Group ...  2nd Sergeant 2 episodes, 1979
Lise Hilboldt Lise Hilboldt ...  Jean Dixon 2 episodes, 1979
Peter Hobbs ...  Admiral 2 episodes, 1979
Robert James ...  Capt. Burns 2 episodes, 1979
Clifton Jones ...  Sgt. Hunt 2 episodes, 1979
James Keane ...  Corporal 2 episodes, 1979
Ronald Leigh-Hunt ...  Gen. Pagel 2 episodes, 1979
Laurence Luckinbill ...  Maj. Rchard Arnold 2 episodes, 1979
Julia MacKenzie Julia MacKenzie ...  Sybil Bryan 2 episodes, 1979
Michael Malnick Michael Malnick ...  Gen. Strong 2 episodes, 1979
Maurice Marsac ...  Gen. Henri Giraud 2 episodes, 1979
Vincent Marzello Vincent Marzello ...  Mickey McKeogh 2 episodes, 1979
Francis Matthews ...  Noel Coward 2 episodes, 1979
Richard McKenzie ...  Col. Offenheim 2 episodes, 1979
Patricia Michael Patricia Michael ...  Gertrude Lawrence 2 episodes, 1979
Wolfgang Preiss ...  Field Marshal Alfred Jodl 2 episodes, 1979
Joe Unger ...  Private 2 episodes, 1979
Major Wiley Major Wiley ...  Sgt. Mooney 2 episodes, 1979
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Miniseries detailing the life of Dwight D. Eisenhower, who commanded American forces during World War II, romanced his driver Kay Summersby and later became President of the United States. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Mightiest Invasion Force in History Fights Its Way to Victory. Led by the Greatest American Hero of the 20th Century. The Man Everyone Called...Ike


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 1979 (USA) See more »

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Ike: The War Years See more »

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ABC Circle Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

According to the cast list, Wolfgang Preiss plays Field-Marshal Alfred Jodl. Jodl was actually a Generaloberst - one rank below Field Marshal. See more »

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Voluminous, Yet Good.
1 February 1999 | by sboxSee all my reviews

Rome wasn't built in a day. Likewise, World War II was a lengthy, plodding war. This film (a whopping 270 minutes in length) follows IKE from his Pentagon days early in the war up to his rise to Supreme Allied Commander and ultimate victory. Interestingly enough, the film focuses its attention on IKE's relationship with his female British driver, Kay. Sound performances by Lee Remick and Robert Duvall make this TV mini-series surprisingly good. Numerous real footage appears often in the film in between chronological sequences. Much of this footage, originally black and white has been color tinted (this movie was made before colorization). All in all it provides an interesting effect. Bottom line is this. If you can handle 270 minutes of movie you just might enjoy this finely done film.


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