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Film of the Week: Counterpoint

on BBC One London

Starring Charlton Heston, Maximilian Schell
with Kathryn Hays, Leslie Nielsen

Belgium, 1944: during the Battle of the Bulge, a symphony orchestra entertaining American servicemen is captured by a German Panzer division under orders to shoot all prisoners.
The executions are prevented by the intervention of General Schiller, an avid music lover who offers to spare the orchestra if its conductor Lionel Evans will agree to conduct a concert for him. Evans, however, refuses....

This Week's Films: page 13


Based on the novel "The General" by:
Alan Sillitoe
Ralph Nelson
Lionel Evans:
Charlton Heston
General Schiller:
Maximilian Schell
Annabelle Rice:
Kathryn Hays
Victor Rice:
Leslie Nielsen
Colonel Arndt:
Anton Diffring
Lt Long:
Linden Chiles
Sgt Calloway:
Pete Masterson
Capt Klingerman:
Curt Lowens
Neva Patterson
Cyril Delevanti
Gregory Morton
Parley Baer
Dan Drazer
Ed Peck

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