Centennial (1978–1979)
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The Winds of Death 

In the early 20th century, the Wendells prosper and new families move to Centennial to farm in the dry lands. The Mexican immigrants face discrimination and exploitation. Several prominent ... See full summary »

Director:

Bernard McEveety

Writers:

James A. Michener (based on the novel by), Jerry Ziegman (teleplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
William Atherton ... Jim Lloyd
Raymond Burr ... Herman Bockweiss
Barbara Carrera ... Clay Basket
Richard Chamberlain ... Alexander McKeag
Robert Conrad ... Pasquinel
Richard Crenna ... Colonel Frank Skimmerhorn
Timothy Dalton ... Oliver Seccombe
Cliff De Young ... John Skimmerhorn
Chad Everett ... Major Maxwell Mercy
Sharon Gless ... Sidney Endermann
Andy Griffith ... Professor Lewis Vernor
Gregory Harrison ... Levi Zendt
David Janssen ... Paul Garrett / Narrator
Alex Karras ... Hans Brumbaugh
Brian Keith ... Sheriff Axel Dumire
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Storyline

In the early 20th century, the Wendells prosper and new families move to Centennial to farm in the dry lands. The Mexican immigrants face discrimination and exploitation. Several prominent citizens pass away while farms struggle during the Depression. Philip Wendell plans to run for Congress and the Grebe family falls victim to the Dust Bowl. Written by Anonymous

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Certificate:

TV-PG
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 February 1979 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

In the Winds of Death chapter, a shot of the Wendell house shows the house to have a polycarbonate sky light not seen in that era. See more »

Quotes

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Paul Garrett: The American West of the early 20th century had seen many men come and go. The first, like the Arapaho chief Lame Beaver, were true custodians of the land. Taking only what they needed and giving thanks for a world they knew they could never own. The white men who came later like the French trapper Pasquinel and the Scotsman Alexander McKeag also understood the delicate balance that must be kept between the dictates of nature and the needs of man. The lesson was learned too by some...
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