The Blue and the Gray

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The Blue and the Gray is a television miniseries that first aired on CBS in three installments on November 14, November 16, and November 17, 1982. Set during the American Civil War, the series starred John Hammond, Stacy Keach, Lloyd Bridges, and... read more

The Blue and the Gray is a television miniseries that first aired on CBS in three installments on November 14, November 16, and November 17, 1982. Set during the American Civil War, the series starred John Hammond, Stacy Keach, Lloyd Bridges, and Gregory Peck as President Abraham Lincoln. It was executive produced by Larry White and Lou Reda, in association with Columbia Pictures Television. A novel of the same name by John Leekley was published as a companion to the series in 1982, based on a story by John Leekley and Bruce Catton and the teleplay by Ian McLellan Hunter. The title refers to the colors of the uniforms worn by United States Army and Confederate States Army soldiers respectively.

Original Release

11/14/1982 on CBS

US Release

11/14/1982

Cast

Warren Oates Preacher / Maj. Welles / Major Welles
Kathleen Beller Kathy Reynolds
Stacy Keach Jonas Steele
Robert Vaughn Sen. Reynolds / Senator Reynolds
Charles Napier Maj. Harrison / Major Harrison
Diane Baker Evelyn Hale
Rip Torn Gen. Ulysses S. Grant / Ulysses S. Grant
Gregory Peck Abraham Lincoln
Paul Winfield Jonathan Henry
Gregg Henry Lester Bedell
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Part 1 Sunday, 14 November 1982
2 Part 2 Tuesday, 16 November 1982
3 Part 3 Wednesday, 17 November 1982

Directors

Andrew V. McLaglen

Writers

John Leekley, Ian McLellan Hunter, Bruce Catton

Cast

Warren Oates Preacher / Maj. Welles / Major Welles
Kathleen Beller Kathy Reynolds
Stacy Keach Jonas Steele
Robert Vaughn Sen. Reynolds / Senator Reynolds
Charles Napier Maj. Harrison / Major Harrison
Diane Baker Evelyn Hale
Rip Torn Gen. Ulysses S. Grant / Ulysses S. Grant
Gregory Peck Abraham Lincoln
Paul Winfield Jonathan Henry
Gregg Henry Lester Bedell
Sterling Hayden John Brown
Brian Kerwin Malachy Hale
John Voldstad Alvin Mooney
Rory Calhoun Gen. George Meade / George Meade
Paul Benedict Arbuthnot
Bruce Abbott Jake Hale Jr.
John Vernon Secretary of State Seward / Seward
Colleen Dewhurst Maggie Geyser
Dan Shor Luke Geyser
Geraldine Page Mrs. Lovelace

Producers

Larry White Executive Producer
Jack Arbib Executive Producer
Lou Reda Executive Producer
John Leekley Producer
Jon C. Andersen Producer
Hugh Benson Producer
Harry Thomason Producer

Editors

Bud Friedgen, Fred A. Chulack

1983EmmyOutstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Limited Series or a Special (Dramatic Underscore) Nominated
1983EmmyOutstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or a Special Nominated
1983EmmyOutstanding Film Editing for a Limited Series or a Special Nominated
1983EmmyOutstanding Film Sound Editing for a Limited Series or a Special Nominated
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