The trials of the Henry and Jastrow families in the early years of World War II.
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Series cast summary:
...  Victor 'Pug' Henry 7 episodes, 1983
...  Natalie Jastrow 7 episodes, 1983
...  Byron Henry 7 episodes, 1983
...  Aaron Jastrow 7 episodes, 1983
...  Rhoda Henry 7 episodes, 1983
...  Madeline Henry 7 episodes, 1983
...  Leslie Slote 7 episodes, 1983
...  Berel Jastrow 7 episodes, 1983
...  Warren Henry 7 episodes, 1983
...  Palmer 'Fred' Kirby 7 episodes, 1983
...  Brigadier General Armin von Roon 7 episodes, 1983
...  President Franklin Delano Roosevelt 7 episodes, 1983
...  Pamela Tudsbury 7 episodes, 1983
...  Field Marshal Walter von Brauchitsch 7 episodes, 1983
William Woodson ...  Narrator 7 episodes, 1983
...  Adolf Hitler 6 episodes, 1983
...  Hermann Goering 6 episodes, 1983
Werner Kreindl ...  Colonel General Franz Halder 6 episodes, 1983
Rainer Penkert ...  Grand Admiral Erich Raeder 6 episodes, 1983
Alexander Kerst ...  Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel 6 episodes, 1983
...  Field Marshal Alfred Jodl 6 episodes, 1983
Dragomir Stanojevic 5 episodes, 1983
...  Winston Churchill 4 episodes, 1983
...  Joachim von Ribbentrop 4 episodes, 1983
...  Yeoman Ryan 4 episodes, 1983
...  Wolf Stoller 3 episodes, 1983
Michael Logan ...  Alistair Tudsbury 3 episodes, 1983
John Carter ...  Colonel William Forrest 3 episodes, 1983
Tom McFadden ...  Hugh Cleveland 3 episodes, 1983
...  Harry Hopkins 3 episodes, 1983
...  Janice Lacouture Henry 3 episodes, 1983
...  Lt. Carter 'Lady' Aster 3 episodes, 1983
...  Major General Tillet 2 episodes, 1983
...  Captain Red Tully 2 episodes, 1983
...  Luigi Gianelli 2 episodes, 1983
...  Bunky Thurston 2 episodes, 1983
...  Blinker Vance 2 episodes, 1983
...  Benito Mussolini 2 episodes, 1983
...  Air Commodore Burne-Wilke 2 episodes, 1983
...  General 'Train' Anderson 2 episodes, 1983
...  Eleanor Roosevelt 2 episodes, 1983
...  Fred Fearing 2 episodes, 1983
...  Ludwig Rosenthal 2 episodes, 1983
...  Count Ciano 2 episodes, 1983
Judith Atwell ...  Sally Forrest 2 episodes, 1983
James Ray ...  Chargé Reese Claremont 2 episodes, 1983
Stelio Candelli ...  Scarfaced Gestapo / ... 2 episodes, 1983
...  White-Haired Gestapo / ... 2 episodes, 1983
Dick Armstrong ...  Franz the Butler 2 episodes, 1983
Eloise Hardt ...  Mrs. Lacouture 2 episodes, 1983
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Henryk Rajfer ...  Groom at Wedding / ... 2 episodes, 1983
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In the late 1930s, world politics begin to head in a dangerous direction. In Europe, Germany expands and rearms and proceeds to annex several border countries into the Reich. Meanwhile, Italy attempts to establish a Facist Colonial Empire under Mussolini while the Empire of Japan stands ready for a major war with China. Enter the Henry family, headed by career naval officer Victor "Pug" Henry. "Winds of War" thus follows the exploits of Pug and his children, all of which are set against the backdrop of world events leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Written by Anthony Hughes <husnock31@hotmail.com>

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6 February 1983 (USA)  »

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Herman Wouk's The Winds of War  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)
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The casting of Robert Mitchum as Pug Henry was considered a surprise choice by many people. Aside from being about 15 years older than the character, Mitchum had usually played rebels and anti-authority roles. See more »

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There is no cliff overlooking Pearl Harbor, as shown in the last scene. See more »

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Wolf Stoller: There are certain conversations that have to be forgotten. And in Germany we have a phrase for such delicate matters. We say, "under four eyes."
Victor 'Pug' Henry: I believe I've heard that phrase.
Wolf Stoller: What transpires next is under four eyes. You and Armin had a conversation about this lend-lease bill. Did he make sense to you? You prefer not to say, eh? Of course. You are a diplomat.
Victor 'Pug' Henry: I'm a gunnery expert, misplaced in diplomacy, and hoping to get the hell out of it.
Wolf Stoller: A man of honor wants to serve on the field.
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Holy COW!
29 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

POWERFUL! POWERFUL! POWERFUL! Herman Wouk's novel is nearly as good adapted to the screen as it was a novel. The mini series was perfectly cast and superbly acted. I'd forgotten how beautiful Polly Bergen and Ali McGraw are in this film! Robert Mitchum's performance is absolutely flawless. I recall seeing this several years ago and I loved it then. I love it even more on DVD! I am now trying to find the sequel, War and Remembrance. If I recall, it is every bit as good! Back to this one, however. Ali McGraw does a fantastic job as a jewish woman trapped in a Europe dominated by the jew-hating Nazis. She is trapped because of the trepidation of her uncle, who hates to leave his beloved Italy. As a consequence, she ends up stuck as well. There are many complications, not the least of which is that she is married to an American Naval Officer, Byron Henry, superbly played by Jan Michael-Vincent. This is a long one (>15 hours!) but is well worth the time it takes to watch it.


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