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QB VII 

A physician (Sir Anthony Hopkins) sues a novelist (Ben Gazzara) for publishing statements implicating the doctor in Nazi war crimes.
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1974  
Won 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Ben Gazzara ...  Abe Cady 2 episodes, 1974
Anthony Hopkins ...  Adam Kelno 2 episodes, 1974
Leslie Caron ...  Angela Kelno 2 episodes, 1974
Dan O'Herlihy ...  David Shawcross 2 episodes, 1974
Robert Stephens ...  Robert Highsmith 2 episodes, 1974
Anthony Quayle ...  Tom Banniester 2 episodes, 1974
Milo O'Shea ...  Dr. Stanislaus Lotaki 2 episodes, 1974
Kristoffer Tabori ...  Ben Cady 2 episodes, 1974
Lee Remick ...  Lady Margaret 2 episodes, 1974
Julian Glover ...  Zaminski 2 episodes, 1974
Vladek Sheybal ...  Sobotnik 2 episodes, 1974
Anthony Andrews ...  Stephen Kelno 2 episodes, 1974
Alan Napier ...  Semple 2 episodes, 1974
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Adam Kelno (Sir Anthony Hopkins) has made it to England in the days following World War II. Having escaped from a death camp in Nazi Europe, he finds that his identification with anti-Communists in Poland has made him a target of the Soviet Government, which brings up war crime charges against him in England. When the witness is unable to identify him as one of the doctors who castrated him, he is released. Kelno takes his wife and young son to Saudi Arabia, where he labors for years upgrading public health standards. Upon his return to England, he is Knighted. Twenty years have passed and he has just begun to enjoy his life of renown when a book is published that names him as a willing participant to Nazi medical experiments on Jews in the camps. He sues for defamation and finds that not only can he not escape his past, but that the plaintiff in a defamation case has his own reputation on trial. "QB VII" refers to the courtroom in which the trial is held, Queen's Bench, Room 7. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Ben Gazzara, Anthony Hopkins, Leslie Caron and Lee Remick head an international cast of stars in this unprecedented two-part presentation of the searing best seller. See more »

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Drama | Mystery

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USA

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English

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29 April 1974 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Despite a 1975 Emmy Award for Film Sound Editing, none of the thirteen sound editors received on-screen credit. See more »

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Narrator: [Opening Credits] This is the story of the lives of two men who fought each other in one of the most fascinating trials in modern history. The trial took place in QB VII: Queen's Bench Courtroom Number Seven of the Royal Courts of Justice in London. There, Sir Adam Kelno, a refugee European doctor and concentration camp survivor brought suit for libel against Abraham Cady, World War II ace and world-famous American novelist. For nearly 30 years, they lived their lives unaware of each other until...
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The Hey Day of Mini Series
2 May 2013 | by LauraLeeWasHereSee all my reviews

I saw this mini series when I was only 8 years old. It came on for 2 afternoons in a row during school hours. The first day I was recovering from a trip to the dentist and saw the first part. The second day I did a lot of begging and my mother finally consented to let me stay home to watch it. And my mother never let me out of school for a TV show. But she knew it was good too. I don't think I've ever given a movie or TV Show such a high rating before and I've seen thousands of both during my more than 40 years of watching. But it's the first time I saw Anthony Hopkins in anything and even though I didn't understand everything that was going on, I was memorized by the story. (before that the most intense things I had ever watched was "The Wonderful World of Disney".) "QB IIV" kept me thrilled and enthralled at 8 years old and all these years later when I understand more and see more layers I can say it's even better. Do YOURSELF a favour and watch this miniseries. It's based on a true story about a trial of a doctor who was tried for war crimes by doing surgery on Jewish people in concentration camps. But the entire show you are trying to figure out if he did it or if it is just some horrible mistake. (It certainly would be a nightmare to be accused of such a thing if you didn't do it). So you'll have to watch to find out the solution. I wouldn't even hint at what happens and deprive you of one moment of fascination. Enjoy! And don't forget, it's also a book. So you may want to read that too. It's more layered than the MiniSeries is. L-L


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