Countdown To War (1989)
Summer 1939: On the eve of World War II, Adolf Hitler and Europe's other leaders make the fateful decisions that will launch the continent and, soon, the world into a conflict that will take over 30 million lives. Private letters and diaries reveal each man's thoughts and actions in this compelling historical drama. Ian McKellen stars as Hitler, with Peter Vaughan as Goering, Alex Norton as Stalin, and Michael Aldridge as Chamberlain. 78 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.