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Jenny's War 

PG | | Drama, War | TV Mini-Series (1985)
This fact-based story follows a woman who launches a rescue of her Royal Air Force pilot son, who was shot down over Germany in 1941. Getting no help from the underground, she sets up her own rescue mission.
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Complete series cast summary:
Dyan Cannon ...  Jenny Baines 4 episodes, 1985
Elke Sommer ...  Eva Gruenberg 4 episodes, 1985
Robert Hardy ...  Klein 4 episodes, 1985
Patrick Ryecart ...  Steinhardt 4 episodes, 1985
Nigel Hawthorne ...  Colonel 4 episodes, 1985
Christopher Cazenove ...  Capt. Preston 4 episodes, 1985
Richard Todd ...  Gen. Benjamin Cutler 4 episodes, 1985
Hartmut Becker ...  Karl Koenig 4 episodes, 1985
John Moulder-Brown 4 episodes, 1985
Sion Tudor Owen 4 episodes, 1985
Denis Lill Denis Lill ...  Johns 4 episodes, 1985
Nicholas Courtney ...  Medical Officer 4 episodes, 1985
Garfield Morgan ...  Wilford 4 episodes, 1985
Michael Elphick ...  Schumann 4 episodes, 1985
Oscar Quitak Oscar Quitak ...  Col. Weiss 4 episodes, 1985
Philip Stone ...  Padre 4 episodes, 1985
Hugh Grant ...  Peter Baines 4 episodes, 1985
Tim Bannerman Tim Bannerman ...  Higgins 4 episodes, 1985
Mick Ford ...  Paddy 4 episodes, 1985
Jeremy Bulloch ...  Schroeder 4 episodes, 1985
Erika Hoffman Erika Hoffman ...  Gerta 4 episodes, 1985
Sam Kelly ...  Bromley 4 episodes, 1985
Michael Poole Michael Poole ...  Russian Prisoner 4 episodes, 1985
Jonathan Coy ...  Sgt. Mitchell 4 episodes, 1985
Frank Jarvis Frank Jarvis ...  Sgt. Davies 4 episodes, 1985
Iain Rattray Iain Rattray ...  German Officer 4 episodes, 1985
Ben Howard Ben Howard ...  Corporal 4 episodes, 1985
Christopher Merrick Christopher Merrick ...  British Soldier 4 episodes, 1985
David Milner David Milner ...  Pvt. Smith 4 episodes, 1985
Richard Driscoll Richard Driscoll ...  Stanson 4 episodes, 1985
Gerald Home Gerald Home ...  Passport Official 4 episodes, 1985
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This fact-based story follows a woman who launches a rescue of her Royal Air Force pilot son, who was shot down over Germany in 1941. Getting no help from the underground, she sets up her own rescue mission.

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Drama | War

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PG
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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jenny harca See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Trevor Howard was offered the part of General Cutler. See more »

Connections

References Force 10 from Navarone (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

I, Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi (I Like You Very Much)
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Performed at the POW stage show
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Based on Fact.
12 November 2006 | by classukSee all my reviews

This drama was indeed based on a true story but certainly did get the "Hollywood" Treatment in the making! The lady in question was actually English, not American.

The drama is full of errors too especially in the German uniforms and many of the action scenes are simply pure fiction. It is a great pity that not more attention to detail was used when making this drama as a lot of trouble was undertaken in relicating the POW camp including flying ex POWS who were present at the time out to Germany to help ensure the camp itself was accurate!

The book is a far more accurate account of what actually did happen and it is a pity that the author's account was not better replicated in the production of Jenny's war.


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