The War And Remembrance miniseries had an "all-star" cast headed by veteran actor Robert Mitchum. It was a drama of World War II events and was the continuation and "spinoff miniseries" of the "Winds of War Miniseries" which was about the build-up to the war. The fictional characters' lives are intertwined with real historical figures including Eisenhower, Hitler, Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin and Mussolini. This 23 hours of entertainment leaves the viewer wanting even more. This turbulent time in history comes alive as you follow the effects that World War II has on the "Henry" family's personal lives. Perhaps the most exciting part of the mini-series is that which follows Natalie Henry, her son and her Uncle Aaron Jastrow as they struggle to survive (and attempt to escape) as Jews under Nazi occupation.
War and Remembrance Cast
Robert Mitchum .... Victor "Pug" Henry
Jane Seymour .... Natalie Henry
Michael Woods .... Warren Henry
Hart Bochner .... Byron Henry
Victoria Tennant .... Pamela Tudsbury
Polly Bergen .... Rhoda Henry
David Dukes .... Leslie Slote
Sami Frey .... Avram Rabinovitz
Sharon Stone .... Janice Henry
Robert Morley .... Alistair Tudsbury
Barry Bostwick .... "Lady" Aster
Topol .... Berel Jastrow
William Schallert .... Harry Hopkins
John Rhys-Davies .... Sammy Mutterperl
Steven Berkoff .... Adolf Hitler
E.G. Marshall .... Dwight D. Eisenhower
Jeremy Kemp .... Brigidier General Armin Von Roon
Robert Hardy .... Winston Churchill
Ralph Bellamy .... President Franklin Delano Roosevelt
John Gielgud .... Aaron Jastrow
Peter Graves .... Palmer Kirby
Ian Jentle .... Propaganda Minister Goebbels
Ian McShane .... Philip Rule
Joachim Hansen .... Lieutenant General Alfred Jodl
Milton Johns .... Adolf Eichmann
Al Ruscio .... Marshall Stalin
Bill Wallis .... Werner Beck
Seth Sakai .... Admiral Yamamoto
John Malcolm .... Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel
Michael Wolf .... Reichsmarshall Hermann Goering
Robert Morley .... Alistair Tudsbury
Mike Connors .... Colonel Harrison "Hack" Peters
Christian Ebel .... Rattenhuber
Pat Hingle .... Admiral William Halsey
Ian Jentle .... Josef Goebbels
John Dehner .... Admiral Ernest King
Barry Morse .... Colonel / Brigadier General Franz Halder
Leslie Hope .... Madeline Henry
William Woodson .... Narrator
War and Remembrance Trivia
At the time it was produced, War and Remembrance was the most expensive miniseries of all time. The script was 1492 pages long with 358 speaking roles. There were 2070 scenes filmed at 757 locations using over 44,000 actors including extras. And all of that for a bargain price of 110 million U.S. dollars!
It might have been a bit difficult for actor Steven Berkoff to play his role as Adolph Hitler as his religion is Jewish!
Paramount studios bankrolled the production of The Winds of War but they decided against doing so for War and Remembrance. Luckily for viewers, executives at ABC decided to go ahead with the production and have the network finance it.
Legendary actor John Dehner's health problems with emphysema and diabetes caused his role as Admiral Ernest King on War and Remembrance to be his last. He passed away four years later from those afflictions. John appeared in many dozens of movies and a ridiculous number of guest-starring roles on TV. He's probably best known for his role as the good guy gunslinger for hire, "Paladin" on the "Have Gun Will Travel Radio Show" and as the crusading reporter, "Jim Duke Williams" on the 1960-1962 TV series, "The Roaring 20s".
E.G. Marshall had played the role as General Dwight Eisenhower in a TV movie titled, "Ike" in 1986 and then played the same role just a few years later on War and Remembrance.
Sir John Gielgud took over in the role of Aaron Jastrow from John Houseman who had played that part in the Winds of War. A decade earlier, Sir John turned down the role of Professor Kingsfield on the TV series, "The Paper Chase" which was then given to Houseman.
Pat Hingle played Admiral William Halsey on War and Remembrance. He also served in the Pacific in the Navy during World War II which means that he served under the command of Admiral Halsey!
Hitler's Reich Chancellery was bombed towards the end of World War II. The Soviets had it torn down after the war ended. The scenes featuring the Chancellery were actually of the Hofburg Place in Vienna, Austria.
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