TV Movie | G | | Biography, Drama, History
Winston Churchill's wilderness years of the 1930s, when only he could see the threat that Hitler and a rearmed Germany posed to the world.
The poem that Churchill recites, beginning "Who is charge of the clattering train?", is "Death and his brother sleep" by Edward James Milliken.
There may be a war. I grant you that. Nevertheless we shall win.
Ralph Wigram: How can you say that? It's just mindless optimism.
Winston Churchill: When I was at school, I had a friend called Merlind Evans. And one day we were talking about what we would do when we were grown up. ...
The famous speech Churchill wants to revise (and later delivers in the House of Commons) in the beginning of the film ("To see Mr Gandhi, a seductive Mid-Temple Lawyer ... posing as a half-naked fakir in a manner quite well known in the East, striding up the steps of the Vice-Regal palace to parley on equal terms with the representative of the King Emperor") was actually delivered in 1930, whereas the film starts some years later.
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