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One Against the Wind (1991)

Mary Lindell works for the French Red Cross in Occupied France during World War II and helps allied soldiers who have been shot down to escape to the unoccupied side. Her activities are ... See full summary »

Director:

Larry Elikann

Writer:

Chris Bryant
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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Judy Davis ... Countess Mary Lindell
Sam Neill ... Major James Leggatt, The Guards
Anthony Higgins ... SS Capt. Herman Gruber
Christien Anholt ... Maurice Lindell, Mary's Son
Kate Beckinsale ... Barbe Lindell
Denholm Elliott ... Father LeBlanc
Frank Middlemass ... Dubois
David Ryall ... Dumont, Mary's Lawyer
Peter Cellier ... Court General
Mark Wing-Davey ... Col. Miles Grant, Leggat's CO
Stevan Rimkus Stevan Rimkus ... German Pilot
Tom Hodgkins Tom Hodgkins ... Ben, Big Canada
Michael Crossman Michael Crossman ... Little Canada
John Savident ... Henry Smallwood, American Embasy
Terence Taplin ... Von Bismarck (as Terry Taplin)
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Storyline

Mary Lindell works for the French Red Cross in Occupied France during World War II and helps allied soldiers who have been shot down to escape to the unoccupied side. Her activities are complicated by her high profile and her daughter's love affair with a German officer. Based on the true story. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Luxembourg | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Story of Mary Lindell See more »

Filming Locations:

Luxembourg

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Black and White (archive footage)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

First film of Kate Beckinsale. See more »

Quotes

Countess Mary Lindell: I don't know if you realize what it's like - bailing out in a foreign country, occupied by the enemy, not knowing anything, and suddenly being handed over to someone and thinking, "Oh, God, it's a woman! This is dreadful, isn't it?". Yet suddenly they felt safe. I love the whole lot of them. They were too sweet - too ridiculous, most of them. And I never even knew their names.
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Connections

Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Non, je ne Regrette rien
Music by Charles Dumont
Lyrics by Michel Vaucaire
Performed by Édith Piaf
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Well done war time movie depicting a period in the life of Mary Lindell. Good plot, excellent makeup and music.
28 July 2002 | by jbm345See all my reviews

I have just finished viewing the movie on WE TV. This movie is a keeper. The acting was outstanding, the music well done, and the plot captivating. The emotional development of the movie was probably the weakest point. Still the directing was effective, albeit unusual in places. The make up was superb.


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