The Gathering Storm (1974 film)
|The Gathering Storm|
|Written by||Winston Churchill (book) |
|Directed by||Herbert Wise|
|Starring||Richard Burton |
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Executive producer(s)||Duane Bogie|
|Producer(s)||Jack Levin |
|Running time||75 minutes|
Hallmark Hall of Fame
|Original release||November 29, 1974|
It was a joint production of the BBC and NBC, made in 1974 in the Hallmark Hall of Fame; it starred Richard Burton as Churchill and Virginia McKenna as Clementine Churchill. Robin Bailey portrays Neville Chamberlain. The supporting cast includes Ian Bannen as Adolf Hitler, Ian Ogilvy as King Edward VIII, and Patrick Stewart as Clement Attlee.
The film has the same title as the first volume of Churchill's largely autobiographical six-volume history of the war. This volume covers the period from 1919 to 10 May 1940, the day he became prime minister.
The film was broadcast on United Kingdom television under the title Walk with Destiny. Although another film about Churchill, made in 2002, was also called The Gathering Storm, it bears little resemblance to the 1974 film.