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Starring Ezio Pinza as Feodor Chaliapin, Roberta Peters as Elsa Valdine, Tamara Toumanova as Anna Pavlova, Anne Bancroft as Emma Hurok, Isaac Stern as Eugene Ysaye, Byron Palmer as Gregory Lawrence, David Wayne and the voice of Jan Peerce

The story of the famous impresario Sol Hurok and the many international musical stars who appeared under his management.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


George Jessel
Mitchell Leisen
Feodor Chaliapin:
Ezio Pinza
Elsa Valdine:
Roberta Peters
Anna Pavlova:
Tamara Toumanova
Emma Hurok:
Anne Bancroft
Eugene Ysaye:
Isaac Stern
Gregory Lawrence:
Byron Palmer
Sol Hurok:
David Wayne
[Singing voice]:
Jan Peerce

The German novelist and writer Hermann Hesse died in 1962, a Nobel Prize-winner - but since his death he has become the centre of an extraordinary cult, and he is now revered as a patron-saint of young America.

This film (Germany's entry for the 1971 Italia Prize) shows Hesse as he really was, and also shows what, in modern America, he has come to stand for.


Voice of Hesse:
Joseph O'Conor
John Stockbridge
Jochen Richter

by Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Dramatised in six parts by Bill Craig
Starring Andrew Keir as John Guthrie
with James Grant as Ewan Tavendale, Roddy McMillan as Uncle Tam and Vivien Heilbron as Chris.

'But a worse thing came as that slow September dragged to its end. A thing I would never tell a soul.'
(BBC Scotland)


Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Dramatised by:
Bill Craig
David McKenzie
Pharic MacLaren
Moira Armstrong
Chris Guthrie:
Vivien Heilbron
John Guthrie:
Andrew Keir
Will Guthrie:
Paul Young
Long Rob Duncan:
Derek Anders
Chae Strachan:
Victor Carin
Ewan Tavendale:
James Grant
Mollie Douglas:
Mary MacLaren
Mrs Munro:
Mary Riggans
Kirsty Strachan:
Anne Kristen
Munro of Cuddiestoun:
John Grieve
Alec Mutch:
Alex McAvoy
Mrs Mutch:
Joan Fitzpatrick
Dr Meldrum:
Paul Kermack
Uncle Tam:
Roddy McMillan
Rev Gibbon:
Charles Kearney
Gordon of Upperhill:
Bill Gavin
Aunt Janet:
Jean Faulds
Bryden Murdoch

Sheridan Morley talks about Diamonds are Forever, now on release, to Jill St John, and announces the results of Film Night's Academy Awards poll.
Philip Jenkinson shows more vintage films requested by viewers.


Sheridan Morley
Philip Jenkinson
Jill St John
Barry Brown
Rowan Ayers

Starring Ginger Rogers Adolphe Menjou, George Montgomery

Chicago, 1927. Roxie Hart finds herself on trial for murder. She plans to use the trial as a full-scale publicity stunt but when the key defence witness dies suddenly her plan seems to have backfired.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


William A. Wellman
Nunnally Johnson
Roxie Hart:
Ginger Rogers
Billy Flynn:
Adolphe Menjou
George Montgomery
Jake Callahan:
Lynne Overman
E Clay Benham:
Nigel Bruce
Phil Silvers
Mrs Norton:
Sara Allgood

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