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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

Contributors

Based on the novel "The General" by:
Alan Sillitoe
Director:
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
Dorothy:
Neva Patterson
Tartzoff:
Cyril Delevanti
Jordon:
Gregory Morton
Hook:
Parley Baer
Chaminant:
Dan Drazer
Prescott:
Ed Peck

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