America just before and during the Civil War, as seen through the eyes of an artist correspondent.

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 Mary Hale 3 episodes, 1982
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 Jacob Hale Sr. 3 episodes, 1982
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 James Hale 3 episodes, 1982
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 Preacher / ... 3 episodes, 1982
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 Lester Bedell 3 episodes, 1982
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 Matthew Geyser 3 episodes, 1982
James Carroll Jordan ...
 Professor Lowe 3 episodes, 1982
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 Malachy Hale 3 episodes, 1982
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 Capt. Potts 3 episodes, 1982
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 Maj. Harrison 3 episodes, 1982
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 Pvt. Grundy 3 episodes, 1982
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 Emma Gayser / ... 3 episodes, 1982
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 Capt. Randolph 3 episodes, 1982
David Rounds ...
 Christopher Spencer 3 episodes, 1982
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 Maj. Fairburn 3 episodes, 1982
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 Evelyn Hale 3 episodes, 1982
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 Kathy Reynolds 3 episodes, 1982
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 Arbuthnot 3 episodes, 1982
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 Ben Geyser 3 episodes, 1982
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 Gen. George Meade 3 episodes, 1982
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 Maggie Geyser 3 episodes, 1982
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 Phineas Wade 3 episodes, 1982
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 Mark Geyser 3 episodes, 1982
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 Maj. Welles / ... 3 episodes, 1982
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 Sgt. O'Toole 3 episodes, 1982
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 Mrs. Lovelace 3 episodes, 1982
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 Luke Geyser 3 episodes, 1982
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 Gen. Ulysses S. Grant 3 episodes, 1982
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 Secretary of State Seward 3 episodes, 1982
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 John Brown 3 episodes, 1982
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 Jonathan Henry 3 episodes, 1982
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Janice Carroll ...
 Mary Todd Lincoln 2 episodes, 1982
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 George (older employee at the Gettysburgh Newspaper) 2 episodes, 1982
John Voldstad ...
 Alvin Mooney 2 episodes, 1982
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America just before and during the Civil War, as seen through the eyes of an artist correspondent.

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Drama | History | War

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14 November 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Blauen und die Grauen  »

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(Recut 2005 Version) | (Original 1982 Version)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Some of the filming took place at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park in Arkansas. The film crew built a false side onto one of the historic buildings there and then blew it off for a special effect - assuring the State park officials that no harm would come to the building. The explosion was rather larger than promised and caused some damage to the structure of the historic house. See more »

Goofs

When John Brown is hanged for the uprising at Harper's Ferry, the apple trees are in full blossom. John Brown was hanged on 2 December 1859. See more »

Quotes

Wanda Mae: If you was to kiss me, I'd be mighty obliged.
John Geyser: [following the kiss] My mouth's burning!
Wanda Mae: Shucks, I'm sorry, Johnny. It's my chaw.
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Time of the Apes (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock of Ages
Lyrics by Augustus Montague Toplady (as Au­gus­tus M. Top­la­dy)
Music by Thomas Hastings
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Believable characters in the best Civil War movie ever.
4 September 2001 | by (midwest) – See all my reviews

I first saw this film when it was televised in 1982. My family taped it at that time and it remains one of our favorite films. Even with its' six-hour length, it flows well and I never find myself becoming bored while watching. The best aspect of the movie is the characters, who seem real to us. It shows how families, North and South, were affected in a profound way by the Civil War. Every time we watch The Blue and the Gray, it is easy to develop feelings for the characters, who could almost be members of our own family. It is this humanistic feature rather than dwelling on the intricacies of the battles themselves which makes this film great viewing, even for those who aren't "into" war movies.


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