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A Man Called Intrepid 

During World War II, a wealthy Canadian uses his own money to help the Allies form an espionage network.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
David Niven ...  Sir William Stephenson 3 episodes, 1979
Michael York ...  Evan Michaelian 3 episodes, 1979
Barbara Hershey ...  Madelaine 3 episodes, 1979
Paul Harding Paul Harding ...  Colonel Juergen 3 episodes, 1979
Flora Robson ...  Sister Luke 3 episodes, 1979
Peter Gilmore ...  Gubbins 3 episodes, 1979
Renée Asherson ...  Mrs. Wainwright 3 episodes, 1979
Nigel Stock ...  Winston Churchill 3 episodes, 1979
Ferdy Mayne ...  Alexander Korda 3 episodes, 1979
Gayle Hunnicutt ...  Cynthia 3 episodes, 1979
Shirley Steedman ...  Anna 3 episodes, 1979
Belinda Mayne Belinda Mayne ...  Deidra, girl on steps 3 episodes, 1979
Larry Reynolds ...  Nils Bohr 3 episodes, 1979
Joseph Golland Joseph Golland ...  Albert Einstein 3 episodes, 1979
Chris Wiggins Chris Wiggins ...  Heisenberg 3 episodes, 1979
Dick O'Neill ...  Bill Donovan 3 episodes, 1979
Ken James Ken James ...  J. Edgar Hoover 3 episodes, 1979
Shane Rimmer ...  Willoughby 3 episodes, 1979
Reg Lye ...  Newsvendor 3 episodes, 1979
Bruce Boa ...  Jump Master 3 episodes, 1979
Colin Fox ...  Acker 3 episodes, 1979
Leon Greene ...  Czech Resistance Leader 3 episodes, 1979
Brian Stirner ...  Ernst Mueller 3 episodes, 1979
Edward Dentith ...  Mr. Pointdexter 3 episodes, 1979
Paul Shelley Paul Shelley ...  Bo 3 episodes, 1979
David King David King 3 episodes, 1979
Joe Dunlop Joe Dunlop 3 episodes, 1979
John Quentin John Quentin 3 episodes, 1979
Sue Vanner Sue Vanner 3 episodes, 1979
Spencer Banks Spencer Banks 3 episodes, 1979
Jack McKenzie ...  2nd Clerck 3 episodes, 1979
Judy Wiles Judy Wiles 3 episodes, 1979
William Greaves William Greaves 3 episodes, 1979
Adrian Gibbs Adrian Gibbs 3 episodes, 1979
Roger Owen Roger Owen 3 episodes, 1979
Tony Stephens Tony Stephens 3 episodes, 1979
Chris Jenkinson Chris Jenkinson 3 episodes, 1979
Marianne Stone ...  Woman with Pistol 3 episodes, 1979
Lincoln Wright Lincoln Wright 3 episodes, 1979
John Alkin John Alkin ...  Pilot of Moon Plane 3 episodes, 1979
Ian De Voy Ian De Voy ...  Customs Officer 3 episodes, 1979
Hilary Farr ...  Ingrid 3 episodes, 1979
Robin Gammell ...  William Donovan 3 episodes, 1979
Dick Grant Dick Grant ...  Embassy Guard 3 episodes, 1979
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Storyline

A Man Called Intrepid tells for the first time the full story of British Security Co-ordination, the international allied intelligence agency of World War 2 whose work has been a closely guarded secret for the past sixty years. Accounts include top level wartime undercover operations including the breaking of the German Enigma code and the race for the atomic bomb. It is a gripping true story of extraordinary personal heroism and sacrifice in the face of war. Written by mahajanssen

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From the international best-selling book . . . The greatest spy adventure ever lived - because it's true! See more »

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Adventure | Drama | War

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Country:

UK | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un hombre llamado intrépido See more »

Filming Locations:

Mæl, Norway See more »

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Budget:

CAD 6,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Sir William Stephenson was pleased that David Niven was cast to play him in this film/mini-series. Niven was actually one of the wartime secret agents in the "Intrepid" spy-ring organization. Stephenson once said of Niven: "He's one person who knows what real war means. Churchill [i.e. Winston Churchill] told me personally that, although David had left Britain by then and gone to Hollywood to be in movies, 'David is a fine young man'. Despite the fact that he was doing a job in Hollywood, Niven came back to England to serve in the war, and I regarded him highly for that." See more »

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Has also been edited into a single 120 minute movie. See more »

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Pretty good, but not the book
30 May 2006 | by sjwise-1See all my reviews

I bought a copy of the mini series on ebay, the guy who had it lived all the way in Denmark.

Funny thing is that it was copied from television less than 60 miles from where I live in California.

The film was a bit disappointing if you read the book. Characters were merged and changed.

All in all though it was still very good.

People really need to read the forward of the book to see similarities of what is going on today. We may once again be involved in a war that we may or may not be able to win.


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