Playing For Time

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Vanessa Redgrave

Jane Alexander

Maud Adams

Christine Baranski

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Multi-award winning dramatization based on the memoirs of Fania Fenelon, a French Jew who became a member of a women's orchestra inside Auschwitz, playing music for their Nazi captors as well as for fellow inmates marching to their deaths. The controversial casting of Vanessa Redgrave, making her American TV acting debut and winning an Emmy Award as Outstanding Actress, and the occasion for playwright Arthur Miller, who also won an Emmy for his script, to participate in a TV movie, gave this film added distinction.

It was chosen Outstanding Drama Special for the 1980-81 TV season at the Emmy Award ceremonies, and another Emmy went to Jane Alexander as Outstanding Supporting Actress for her... Full Summary >>