QB VII (1974)
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A respected Polish doctor, knighted for his humanitarian but accused of war atrocities and collaborating with the Nazis, sues an American writer for libel.


Tom Gries


Leon Uris (novel), Edward Anhalt | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Gazzara ... Abe Cady
Anthony Hopkins ... Adam Kelno
Leslie Caron ... Angela Kelno
Juliet Mills ... Samantha Cady
Dan O'Herlihy ... David Shawcross
Robert Stephens ... Robert Highsmith
Anthony Quayle ... Tom Banniester
Milo O'Shea ... Dr. Stanislaus Lotaki
John Gielgud ... Clinton-Meek
Judy Carne ... Natalie
Kristoffer Tabori ... Ben Cady (as Kris Tabori)
Joseph Wiseman ... Morris Cady
Lee Remick ... Lady Margaret
Grégoire Aslan ... Sheik Hassan (as Gregoire Aslan)
Lana Wood ... Sue Scanlon


In 1945 Dr. Adam Kelno, a Polish anti-Communist, escapes from a Nazi death camp near the War's end. He becomes a naturalized British citizen and devotes himself to a pro bono medical clinic. His French nurse Angela falls in love with this dedicated physician and they marry. A Polish Communist agent accuses Kelno of participating in war crimes while in the concentration camp and petition the court to grant him extradition back to Poland to stand trial. However, when the key witness cannot identify Kelno as the man who castrated him, the charges are summarily dropped. The doctor becomes paranoid that the Communists will continue to persecute him, so he leaves the U.K. to take a job running a clinic for impoverished Third World Arabs in Kuwait. There, his dedication to his patients earns him a knighthood in 1959. Convinced that no one would come after him because of his hard-earned title, he returns to Britain to start private practice. The same year Kelno escaped, American writer Abe ... Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Uris' source novel novel is partially based on a libel action brought against the author in relation to his earlier novel "Exodus" by Dr. Wladislaw Dering, a Polish physician who worked at Auschwitz. Ultimately Dr Dering was awarded a half-penny damages, the smallest possible amount at the time and he had to pay Uris; court costs. See more »


Although set in London in 1946, double yellow lines and television aerials are clearly visible and an overhead view on London shows motor vehicles for the early 1970's. See more »


Sheik Hassan: You know, you puzzle me. Uh, what do you really want from us?
Adam Kelno: What, there's enough suffering in the world which cannot be avoided, and the doctor wants to treat that which can be.
Sheik Hassan: Hmmm...
Adam Kelno: My wife... she's a nurse. Please would you let me bring her here to stand by me as I treat your women.
Sheik Hassan: Uh, I do not see how this can profit you.
Adam Kelno: It is my profession.
Sheik Hassan: My profession is to be a trader, and I-I do not give things away. Now, if you will excuse me, Doctor, I sense that somewhere you must have fallen from ...
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God Save the Queen
(uncredited) (aka "God Save the King")
Music by unknown composer (adopted 1745)
Lyrics by Henry Carey (1790)
[Played at Queen's Birthday in Kuwait]
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29 April 1974 (USA) See more »

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