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|Also Known As:||Died:||March 21, 1992|
|Born:||January 30, 1914||Cause of Death:||leukemia|
|Birth Place:||Vancouver, British Columbia, CA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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A wrongly convicted man takes a young woman hostage while fighting to clear his name.
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Two people must travel through time and bring back evidence to prove their innocence. They encounter many mysterious characters on their travels, including Frankenstein, Jack the Ripper, and some aliens.
Christine Cromwell becomes entangled in a feud between brothers over the future of their world-famous winery. Later, one of the men is murdered and her own life is threatened as she seeks the killer. A presentation of the "Christine Cromwell" series of telefilms, broadcast as part of "The ABC Saturd
A man becomes obsessed with the sculpture of a girl in a graveyard, hiring a detective to unravel the story of her death.
A group of vampires try to start a private blood bank.
A Denver detective is after a serial killer linked to a cult of Mormon avengers.
The third "Perry Mason" television movie for the 1987-88 season deals with the events surrounding a woman who suddenly disappears after an early morning walk. When her husband is accused of murder, Perry Mason is called in to defend him and uncovers a kidnapping/murder conspiracy.
A supernatural source is discovered to be behind a series of violent sex crimes in a small town.
Norman Mailer's book on Marilyn Monroe was the basis of this second Marilyn TV movie, covering the legendary actress right up to the time of her death, in contrast to the earlier film, based on Garson Kanin's account, that ended just as she reached stardom. Catherine Hicks won an Emmy Award nominati
A sort of "Lassie Come Home" set in the wilds of Alaska, this Canadian-made TV-movie followed the 2,000-mile odyssey of a champion sled dog in search of a youngster who once saved his life, and is based on Walt Morey's popular -- in Canada, at least -- children's adventure tale. Filmed entirely on l
Planet Earth is a devastated wasteland, and what's left of humanity has colonized the Moon in domed cities. Humanity's continued survival depends on an anti-radiation drug only available on planet Delta Three, which has been taken over by Omus, a brilliant but mad mechanic who places no value on human life. Omus wants to come to the Moon to rule and intends to attack it by ramming robot-controlled spaceships into the domes. Dr. John Caball, his son Jason, Jason's friend, Kim, and a robot named Sparks embark on Caball's space battlecruiser on an unauthorized mission to Delta Three to stop Omus.
Three people's lives are drastically changed when they are suddenly given one million dollars each by an eccentric billionaire in this pilot to a prospective new series which the producers hoped would equal the success of the original one that ran from 1955 to 1960 -- with Robert Quarry now in the r
Coming back from an extended business trip, Frank discovers that his girlfriend Janie is now working at a new resort hotel where the owner has given her a permanent place to stay, as well as other gifts, in exchange for her affections. In the course of fighting over this development, tensions between Frank and Janie escalate out of control until he is holding her hostage in a standoff with the police. As the negotiators try to talk Frank into giving himself up, the desperate man feels himself being pushed further and further into a corner.
The janitor at a local high school is actually the scout for a coven of Satanists on the lookout for a virgin to sacrifice. One day he kidnaps the cheerleading squad to use for their rituals. However, unbeknownst to the devil-worshipers, one of the cheerleaders is actually a witch, and has plans of her own for the Satanists.
A veteran returns from the Vietnam war and begins killing people in a small Arizona town. He then holds the survivors hostage, demanding a ransom to be paid and delivered in person by a millionaire.
This, the second adaptation of Raymond Chandler's novel is much closer to the source text than the original, 'Murder, My Sweet', which tended to avoid some of the sleazier parts of the plot, but still concerns private eye Philip Marlowe's attempts to locate Velma, a former dancer at a seedy nightclub, and the girlfriend of Moose Malloy, a petty criminal just out of prison. Marlowe finds that once he has taken the case events conspire to put him in dangerous situations, and he is forced to follow a confusing trail of untruths and double crosses before he is able to locate Velma.
When a Swiss bank finds that the confidentiality of some of its more vulnerable customers has been compromised it calls in an American investigator, who soon uncovers a web of deceit and blackmail. With old debts being paid off his own health is soon in danger, but at least he starts to gets to know one of the bank's female customers pretty well.
Kitty runs a brothel in Nazi Germany where the soldiers come to "relax". Recording devices have been installed in each room by a power hungry army official who plans to use the information to blackmail Hitler and gain power himself. A girl named Margherita discovers the little ploy and with Kitty's help plans to take on the dangerous task of exposing the conspiracy.
A mystery drama with a Hollywood background and lots of familiar screen faces as TV producer Don Murray inquires around town about faded film queen Gloria Grahame and unwittingly triggers a series of murders.
A hippie girl wandering on a California beach is taken in by a Korean War veteran who lives in a nearby mansion with his wife. The girl soon begins to suspect that the mansion is home to some very strange goings-on.
A director courts disaster by filming his horror movie in a real haunted house.
A masked madman tries to stop the sale of a movie studio.
The wealthy playboy son of an assassinated South American diplomat discovers that his father was really murdered on orders of the corrupt president of the country--a man who was his father's friend and who, in fact, his father had helped put into power. He returns from living a jet-set life in Europe to lead a revolution against the government, only to find out that things aren't quite as black and white as he had assumed.
Holland. Spring 1945. Two armies face each other in the final confrontation of World War II. On the one hand are the powerful forces of the Allies, on the other, all that remains of the Third Reich. The scene is set for the Battle of the Ardennes.
Drama detailing the bandit career of Mexico's folk hero, Pancho Villa.
Howard Keel, Yvonne De Carlo, John Ireland, Marilyn Maxwell, Scott Brady, Brian Donlevy, Barton MacLane, James Craig, & Roy Rogers, Jr. as Roy. A Confederate prisoner of war takes advantage of an opportunity to enlist in the Union army and patrol the Western territories. Narrated by James Cagney.
Two outlaws join forces to hunt down a killer.
John Ireland, Virginia Mayo, Scott Brady, John Russell, Robert Strauss, James Craig, Richard Arlen, Jim Davis, Donald Barry, Harry Lauter. Tom Horn (John Ireland) accompanies a pilgrim wagon train through hostile Indian territory while fighting off white trash renegades.
A prank call turns deadly when two teenagers dial a murderer''''s number.
Businessman and inventor Richard Hammond is determined to develop and market the perfect light-bulb. In a freak lab accident he is blinded and suffers a partial breakdown. His wife, partner and brother take him to his country house, but then Hammond starts to suspect all is not what it seems.
A mad emperor''''s excesses leave the Roman Empire open to barbarian invasions.
An American major leads the defense against Chinese revolutionaries in 1900 Peking.
A convicted bank robber bargains with his wife''''s life to escape prison.
A counselor falls for the troubled young man she''''s trying to help.
The rebellious Thracian Spartacus, born and raised a slave, is sold to Gladiator trainer Batiatus. After weeks of being trained to kill for the arena, Spartacus turns on his owners and leads the other slaves in rebellion. As the rebels move from town to town, their numbers swell as escaped slaves join their ranks. Under the leadership of Spartacus, they make their way to southern Italy, where they will cross the sea and return to their homes. Meanwhile, in Rome, the slave revolt has become a deciding factor in the power struggle between two senators: the republican Gracchus and the militarist Crassus, each of whom sees the fortunes of the rebellion as the key to his own rise to power or humiliating defeat. As the two statesmen attempt to aid, hinder and manipulate the rebels for their own benefit, Spartacus and his followers press on toward freedom.
A showgirl and a crooked lawyer try to break with a powerful mob boss.
Dramatization of the legendary battle between Wyatt Earp and the Clanton Gang.
A manipulative Southern socialite sets out to destroy the lives of all those around her.
Four thieves think back on the problems that led them to a daring heist.
The U.S. Cavalry is ordered to test the feasibility of camels in the deserts of the Southwest.
A wrongly convicted man takes a young woman hostage while fighting to clear his name.
A plotless shot-on-the-lot and sound-stage Korean War entry that is even below the standard of house producer Sam Katzman, which is understandable when the name of Jerry Thomas, the producer of Lash LaRue PRC westerns, shows up as the producer. A small platoon of American infrantry, led by Sergeant Fletcher (John Ireland), captures a cave and smashes a roadblock and then heads back for some "R n' R" with some U.S.O hostesses. Then they clean some snipers out of a thicket, accomplished with the aid of a raw recruit, Martin (Lon McCallister.)
A U.S. agent investigates a subversive group suspected of smuggling nuclear weapons.
Plot here has Confederate veteran Jeff Waring (John Ireland) arriving in Independence, Missouri shortly after the Civil War, and intending never again to use a gun. He finds that rancher Artemus Taylor, an arthritic despot, and his henchies, Sam Tobin (Lawrence Tierney) and Cree (Jack Elam), are forcing out the settlers in order to claim their land for the incoming railroad. The plot nearly predates "The Great Train Robbery" in age but the gritty execution and well-acted performances take it out of the norm...way out, in a couple of instances. Brassy Myrna Dell is on hand as Taylor's independent daughter, only slightly less meaner than her father, and the always welcome Dorothy Malone is the pretty school marm on the side of good. Needless to say, Ireland's passive outlook on life changes before the end.
Hurricane Smith and his marooned sailors escape from a South Seas island by stealing the ship of Capt. Raikes who's come to the island in search of slaves. Smith sails the ship to Australia where he charters it to Harry Gorvahlsen and Dr. Whitmore who claim to be studying flora and fauna. To fill out his crew, Smith "shanghais" Capt. Raikes who, by this time, has also made his way to Australia. During the course of the voyage, it becomes clear that Gorvahlsen and Whitmore are actually in search of a cache of gold that's been hidden on a South Seas island. Smith also seeks this gold, which he considers his own, as does Capt. Raikes. Complicating this 3-way rivalry is a growing shipboard romance between Smith and Dr. Whitmore's beautiful daughter, Luana. Events reach a violent climax when the treasure-island is finally reached.
Alan Ladd, Lizabeth Scott, Arthur Kennedy, John Ireland, Jeff Corey, James Bell, Bert Freed, Neville Brand, Whit Bissell, Jay Silver Heels, Iron Eyes Cody. Rebel captain Alan Ladd rides west to Colorado to join Quantrell''s Raiders but changes sides when he discovers the ugly truth about the infamous marauder.
An escaped mental patient tries to prove he''''s not a serial killer.
Archival footage documents the North Korean aggression that started the Korean War.
An honest rancher tries to block his evil brother's plots while keeping them from their father.
A backwoods politician rises to the top only to become corrupted.
Johnny looks so much like the real Jesse, he is mistaken for him by a grizzled old member of the now deceased James gang. Johnny is talked into leading a new gang to rob banks using the same modus operandi as the famed outlaw. Jesse's brother Frank decides to put a stop to the defamation of his dead brother's name. Johnny and his gang run into trouble when they try to rob the same two banks, simultaneously, that proved to be the downfall of the original gang.
A sailor and his captain fight over a beautiful girl.
An outlaw tries to leave the family gang and go straight.
A group of treasure hunters search for a wagon load of gold, buried years before in Death Valley.
After shooting his best friend, an outlaw tries to cope with guilt.
After being betrayed, a gangster hangs out in a settlement house while seeking revenge.
A rancher tries to save his fellow stagecoach passengers from a murderous enemy.
A wealthy man hires a detective to investigate his wife's past. The detective (Franchot Tone) discovers that the wife had been a dancer and left her home town with an actor. The latter is killed before he can talk, but, with the help of a showgirl, the detective learns that the wife had used stolen papers from a girl friend to enter college after she had stolen $40,000 from the night club where she worked. The detective eventually learns that the husband had killed his wife when he discovered her past in order to avoid a scandal, and had hired the detective to try and frame him for the killing.
A young cowhand rebels against his rancher stepfather during a perilous cattle drive.
A bellboy masquerades as a spy and lands behind enemy lines during the Civil War.
When the gangster for whom he took the rap welches, a convict breaks out of prison to get revenge.
The life and campaigns of the Maid of Orleans.
A troubled gangster, who has lost all faith in people, loses his weak grip on life.
A two-bit hood sets out to rob his boss''''s illegal gambling operation.
When the Clantons steal his family's cattle and kill his brother, Wyatt Earp signs on as sheriff of Tombstone and vows to bring them in.
Reporter Henry Barton, just out of the Army, is chagrined to be made Science Editor while his old crime reporter job goes to Bess. Against orders, Henry probes a racketeering case, and is in a Brooklyn tavern when beautiful Julia comes in with a well-trained Doberman Pinscher and with the dog's aid proceeds to rob the place... or does she? More complications ensue, with a "battle of the sexes" undertone.
Henry Pecket (Clem Bevans) keeps a land-bound, home-made sloop in the backyard of his boarding house ran by widow Sara March (Charlotte Greenwood), who is tolerant of the fancied trips around the world taken by her "ancient mariner" boarder. Little Nella Cairn (Connie Marshall,)another boarder, is his constant companion on the sloop's "trips." When her brother, Jeff Cairn (John Payne), enlists in the Navy, Nella is sent to board with a cousin, but is unhappy and returns to the boarding house. Pecket sends for Jenny (June Haver), a waitress for Mr. Agrippa (Oliver Blake) at his lunchroom and sweetheart of Jeff. Pecket and Jenny together decide to take care of Nella, when she receives a telegram from the War Department advising that Jeff is missing in action. To console the young girl, Pecket tells her they'll sail out to a wonderful island he knows about where he is sure Jeff can be found. The widow March, incensed about gossip she hears that Pecket is entertaining women guests on his boat, sells it to Mr. Agrippa, who wants to make a hamburger stand out of it. He has a man install wheels on it and plans to tow it away the next day. Pecket, Jenny and Nella have a meeting on the boat, a storm blows up, and since the sails are set, the "Sara March" puts out to "sea,", where it becomes "reefed" in a haystack. A young itinerant dentist, Howard Williams (John Ireland), offers to tow them but runs out of gas just as they reach Dignman's Ferry. He suggests they launch the boat, and all hands, including Williams, who comes in handy when they encounter a scientist in need of dental work, set sail on an enchanted voyage for Pecket's rendezvous island..to find Jeff.
A platoon of American soldiers captures an Italian farmhouse.
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A "Crazy About the Movies" documentary presentation on the life of actor Montgomery Clift. Includes film clips and interviews with friends and colleagues who knew him.
The program salutes the golden age of television westerns.
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