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Ike: The War Years (1980)

Dramatization of the World War II years of Dwight D. Eisenhower.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Joe Altieri Joe Altieri ... Band Master
Dana Andrews ... General George C. Marshall
J.D. Cannon ... Gen. Walter Bedell Smith
Robert Duvall ... General Dwight D. Eisenhower
Paul Gleason ... Capt. Ernest 'Tex' Lee
Laurence Luckinbill ... Maj. Rchard Arnold
Darren McGavin ... Gen. George S. Patton
Lee Remick ... Kay Summersby
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Dramatization of the World War II years of Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ike, l'épopée d'un héros See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

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

When Ike goes to the teletype to read an incoming wire from General Montgomery with Monty's "eating crow" apology and Monty's promise not to try to take command or to make more demands for more troops or to shill for more credit in the newspapers. Ike's collar only has three stars on it, which by that time was incorrect, because Ike had just been raised to the 5-star rank, General-of-the-Army. This was because of re-using the footage from a previous scene at the teletype receiving news from the front. See more »

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Great dramatization of a great man
4 June 2006 | by hcourierSee all my reviews

A wonderful film about a great man. Too much of Kay Summersby as another commenter noted. The drama and difficult decisions required of Ike are presented well. His conflict with Montgomery and the great character of Churchill are presented in great fashion. His concern for the common soldier and interaction with the common soldier are heartwarming. Americans need to know about "The Great Generation" of men and women who volunteered for WWII and of the trials they endured. The film also denoted clearly the interactions between the leaders of the war effort in a realistic fashion...not in the usual Hollywood bravado fashion.


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