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Counterpoint (1968)

TV-PG | | Drama, War | 7 September 1968 (UK)
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

Cast overview:
... Lionel Evans
... Gen. Schiller
Kathryn Hays ... Annabelle Rice
... Victor Rice
... Col. Arndt
... Lt. Long
... Sgt. Calloway (as Pete Masterson)
... Capt. Klingerman
... Dorothy
... Tartzoff
Gregory Morton ... Jordon
... Hook
... Chaminant
... Prescott
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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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For every move...A COUNTER MOVE! For every attack...A COUNTER-ATTACK! See more »

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Drama | War

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7 September 1968 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

The Battle Horns  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Charlton Heston wanted Anne Heywood or Jessica Walter for the Kathryn Hays part. See more »

Quotes

Gen. Schiller: To paraphrase Napoleon, morality is on the side of the heaviest artillery.
Lionel Evans: Whatever happened to Napoleon?
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Soundtracks

Tannhäuser: Overture
(uncredited)
Music by Richard Wagner
Conducted by Lawrence Foster
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Memorable!
22 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

The very first movie I looked up when I stumbled on the IMDB was "Counterpoint." For years I had told people about this movie and how much of an impact it had on me, but no one had ever seen it -- some tried to convince me that I had imagined the whole thing! In their defense, it is a rather strange plot. I give this movie a substantial amount of the credit for beginning my appreciation for classical music. Unfortunately, you can only see it by purchasing it (I would presume). If the idea of a WWII/classical music/POW/intensely-driven-conductor movie sounds stupid, it probably isn't worth the price. If it sounds like it's right up your alley -- you shouldn't be disappointed.


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