Counterpoint (1967)

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Famous orchestra conductor is captured by the Germans in WW2, is forced to put on private concerts for the Nazi generals.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lionel Evans
Gen. Schiller
Kathryn Hays ...
Annabelle Rice
Victor Rice
Anton Diffring ...
Col. Arndt
Linden Chiles ...
Lt. Long
Sgt. Calloway
Curt Lowens ...
Capt. Klingermann
Cyril Delevanti ...
Gregory Morton ...
Dan Frazer ...
Ralph Nelson ...
Belgian officer


Famous orchestra conductor is captured by the Germans in WW2, is forced to put on private concerts for the Nazi generals.

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Release Date:

20 October 1967 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

The Battle Horns  »

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(Westrex Recording System)



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2.35 : 1
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Bad reviews, but liked it
3 September 2004 | by (San Diego, CA, USA) – See all my reviews

Although this movie got bad reviews and, as another member commented, was "absurd", I enjoyed the movie and am sorry that it has never been released on VHS or DVD. I would sure like to get a copy. One never even sees it on television any more so it could be taped. I guess I'm just a sentimentalist at heart, but the idea of going through the motions of putting on a concert for the Nazis to delay the SS execution of the group appealed to me. And when that soldier (I forget who the actor was), pretending to be a member of the band, played "The Star Spangled Banner", I was brought to tears. If any member knows where I could get a copy of this movie on VHS or DVD, I would appreciate an email.

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