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The Changing of the Guard 

With the lend-lease Act about to be passed by Congress, The President asks Pug Henry to lead an informal escort of 70 merchant ships delivering much needed supplies to England. They're ... See full summary »

Director:

Dan Curtis

Writers:

Herman Wouk (teleplay), Herman Wouk (from his novel)

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Mitchum ... Victor 'Pug' Henry
Ali MacGraw ... Natalie Jastrow
Jan-Michael Vincent ... Byron Henry
John Houseman ... Aaron Jastrow
Polly Bergen ... Rhoda Henry
Lisa Eilbacher ... Madeline Henry
David Dukes ... Leslie Slote
Topol ... Berel Jastrow
Ben Murphy ... Warren Henry
Peter Graves ... Palmer 'Fred' Kirby
Jeremy Kemp ... Brigadier General Armin von Roon
Ralph Bellamy ... President Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Victoria Tennant ... Pamela Tudsbury
Barry Morse ... Wolf Stoller (credit only)
Howard Lang ... Winston Churchill
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Storyline

With the lend-lease Act about to be passed by Congress, The President asks Pug Henry to lead an informal escort of 70 merchant ships delivering much needed supplies to England. They're banking on the fact that the German U-Boats won't fire on neutral U.S. warships. After the mission, President Roosevelt promises Pug the command of a battleship. First however, he must go to Moscow where he is reunited with Pamela Tudsbury. Rhoda Henry goes on a week's holiday with her lover, Palmer Kirby. When the Henry's are invited to the White House for dinner, Byron asks the President for help in resolving Aaron Jastrow's passport difficulties. He also goes to Pearl Harbor where he's re-united with bother Warren and sister Madeline. President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill meet at Placentia Bay in Newfoundland. The Germans attack Russia and send them reeling as they push them further east. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German | Italian | Russian

Release Date:

11 February 1983 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The black cocktail dress worn by Polly Bergen in the scene where Pug tells her they've been invited to the White House, was originally worn by Joan Crawford in the 1949 Warner Bros. film "Flamingo Road." See more »

Goofs

Pug Henry Identifies the Bismarck as a "Pocket Battleship" which were smaller than battleships. The Bismarck was perhaps the largest European battleship ever built and truly a battleship. The Graf Spee, Sheer, and the Deutschland were Pocket battleships. See more »

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The Star Spangled Banner
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By Francis Scott Key
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