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|Also Known As:||Died:||December 7, 2011|
|Born:||April 10, 1915||Cause of Death:||Pneumonia|
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Cast (feature film)
Presented by an impressive lineup of collegues and admirers, a documentary about the long-underrated talent of the late legendary action director William A. Wellman (1896-1975), one of Hollywood''s most distinguished journeymen helmers. William A. Wellman drew on his experiences as a fighter pilot during World War I to create a series of films about men of action as rugged, sentimental, raucous and tender as the director himself. He was equally noted for his off-screen battles with executives; and after building his career at Paramount and Warner Bros., Wellman vowed never to sign another long-term studio contract, and went on his way, refusing to take guff from anybody!
The third television movie featuring the characters, lawyer Harmon Cobb and Judge Bell. In this telefilm, set in Baltimore in 1953, Harmon Cobb comes to the defense of Judge Bell, who stands accused of killing the abusive father of his daughter's child.
A lawyer and his family move to Baltimore where he becomes the law partner of his old adversary and gets involved in the case of a woman wrongly imprisoned in a mental institution.
A mysterious murder takes place in a prisoner of war camp in a small town in Colorado during World War II. A local lawyer with a son fighting in Europe is coerced into defending a German POW accused of murdering the local man, who was also the lawyer's friend.
A two-part "Disney Sunday Movie" about a lovestruck teenage boy who, as part of a scientific experiment, speed-grows into an adult, gets mistaken for the new principal, and turns high school into unbelievable fun.
To his chagrin, by-the-book Los Angeles policeman Joe Friday has been assigned a flippant, street-wise new partner, Pep Streebeck. They are investigating a series of murders, which leads them to the religious cult P.A.G.A.N. (People Against Goodness and Normalcy). Infiltrating the group, they rescue Connie Swain, and she and Friday fall in love. When Connie identifies respected community leader and the police commissioner''s friend Reverend Jonathan Whirley as the head of the cult, Friday attempts to publicly arrest the man and is suspended. Connie is kidnapped in retaliation and when Friday is reinstated, he and Streebeck lead the raid on the P.A.G.A.N. headquarters and Friday''s heroics save Connie and bring Whirley to justice.
This updated Christie whodunit, transplanted to Pasadena, California, involves visiting British journalist Anthony Andrews in the events surrounding the puzzling murder of American socialite Deborah Raffin's philandering sister, Christine Belford, and then the latter's husband, Josef Sommer, both of
A New York-based bounty hunter who makes a living chasing and capturing bail jumpers matches wits with a heavily-armed drug dealer in this pilot to a prospective series. Harry Morgan is the kindly priest who lives next door to bounty hunting Ron Leibman and looks after his twelve-year-old wheelchair
Gary Coleman's second TV movie stars him as an orphan yearning to become a boy scout and features not only a handful of former child stars of an earlier television age, here playing the parents of Coleman's fellow scouts, but also Pat O'Brien in his final screen role. It also was the last film for v
An adaptation for television of the Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman comedy about an eccentric "drop-out" known as Grandpa Vanderhof and his peculiar family members and friends who populate a roomy uptown Manhattan home.
A feisty senior citizen (Harold Gould) who refuses to abide by the rules in a stodgy retirement home leads a revolt against the dour head of the house (Tyne Daly). Originally, this one was called "Never Too Young," and its title song was sung by an uncredited Fred Astaire. Then it was retitled "Darn
The intrepid team of Old West government intelligence agents are brought out of retirement after ten years to hunt down a cunning new adversary, the son of their former arch enemy, who is suspected of cloning imposters to be substituted for the crowned heads of Europe and perhaps even the President
Two bumbling outlaws enlist in the Army, where they''''re accused of stealing supplies.
Terror stalks a small California community when a broke and depressed animal owner and trainer is forced to abandon his tigers and let them fend for themselves in the nearby wilderness.
A bubble-brained Philadelphia waitress witnesses a murder during the Mardi Gras festivities in New Orleans and finds herself stalked by the killer.
A UFO is stranded on earth and impounded by the US government. Its pilot, a cat with a collar that has special powers, including the ability to allow the cat to communicate with humans, has eluded the authorities and needs the help of a man named Frank in order to reclaim and repair his ship to get back home.
A comedy Western about a turn-of-the-century lady investigator who goes to the wide-open spaces to capture a gang of outlaws led by a charming Robin Hood of the plains, leading a band of dispossessed ranchers against a stuffy English land baron who has cheated them out of their property.
This pilot movie for a proposed series is about a professor, paralyzed in an attack by syndicate hit-men, who creates an exo-suit to make him mobile again -- and superhuman.
A Disney-like comedy about a naive young scientist whose employers try to steal his invention -- an energy disk that can solve the world's energy crisis. Originally this film had been scheduled to premiere nearly three months earlier under the title "Adventures of Freddie."
A dying gunfighter tries to set his affairs in order.
A trim A. C. Lyles Western (like the type he made in the 1960s with a stellar cast of veteran actors) that has the Dalton gang riding again, forcing a retired gunman to use his weapons once more to put and end to the Daltons' reign of terror in the climactic battle at Coffeyville, Kansas.
Two bumbling outlaws try to help a trio of orphans protect their gold strike.
Based on the 1971 comedy western "Skin Game," this lark, a pilot to a prospective series that never materialized, had a couple of hapless post-Civil War con men, one black, one white, on the sagebrush trail trying to collect a $15,000 bounty on an outlaw's head. Lou Gossett recreated the role he pla
When an angel tells workaholic Charlie Appleby that he will die soon, he decides to put his family first and be a better husband and father.
When John Baxter inherits a ski resort in the Rocky Mountains, he quits his job in New York and moves the family west to run it. Only to find that the place is a wreck. But together they decide to try to fix it up and run it. But Martin Ridgeway, who wants the property, does everything he can to ensure it will fail.
An aging lawman in a small town in Oklahoma at the turn of the century finds himself out of step with the times and reluctantly accepts a job as a deputy to an inexperienced, college-educated cop in this light-hearted pilot for the series (1972-74) that was one of the rotating elements of the "NBC S
Pilot for a prospective new Ellery Queen series, marred by the miscasting of too-suave Lawford in the leading role. This film, taken from the 1949 mystery by Queen (pseudonym as well as principal character for Frederick Dannay and Manfred Lee), has the sleuth involved in a series of murders, with vi
A young man discovers a chimp with a knack for picking winning TV programs.
A con artist poses as a notorious hired gun.
A familiar TV sitcom plot that makes roommates of a dedicated women's libber and a male chauvinist cop.
John McCanless was once a gunslinger and has become a cranky old rancher. There is a plan to build a dam which would flood his property. John has no intention of selling his land and is determined to fight the dam to the end if necessary, and an illegal immigrant friend and John's daughter are ther
When his girlfriend tells him that his men wouldn't follow him to a house of ill repute, Max, a general in the Mexican army decides to perform some great act of heroism. He takes his men over the border into Texas and re-captures the Alamo. This upsets the Texans greatly. The Texas National Guard is sent to retake the mission. Normally this would be easy as Max's men have left all of their ammunition back in Mexico, but the State department insists that no one be killed and so the National Guard also goes in with unloaded weapons.
A cowboy drifts into a lawless town and brings things back together.
A seasoned conman teaches a young Army deserter the tricks of the trade.
Soldiers in World War II Italy have to fake combat so a strategic village can stage its annual festival.
A riverboat gambler has to choose between his true love and the woman who''''s his lucky charm.
A former Notre Dame football star crash lands over a mythical Arabian country while on spy mission to the USSR. He is then forced by the football-obsessed king of that country to coach their football team and falls in love with an American reporter covering stories there.
Three generations of pioneers take part in the forging of the American West.
A pioneer couple plays a major role in the settling of Oklahoma.
In the twenties, a schoolteacher creates a national furor when he breaks the law against teaching evolution.
An American officer helps villagers against the Japanese during WWII.
Footage from the television show is coupled with a panel discussion by both cast and crew in this lookback on the beloved television series three decades later.
A special highlighting the series "M*A*S*H" which aired on CBS from 1972 to 1983. Included are episodic footage and interviews with cast members and producers.
Intrepid Old West U.S. intelligence agents James T. West and Artemus Gordon returned from TV's netherland for one final assignment in the guise of stars Robert Conrad and Ross Martin to do battle with a daffy megalomaniac, played by Jonathan Winters, with the dubious assistance of the arrogant head
A comedy special in which the wishes of Paul Lynde and his guests are comically granted.
The story of Sam Downing and T. Wood, two highly trained policemen and members of the McLaren Project, a federal law-enforcement program that assists understaffed small-town police departments around the country. In the pilot episode, Downing and Wood assist Sheriff Bill Willett in his investigation
Jack Benny's second attempt to announce his retirement from show business.
The comical exploits of Cat Ballou, a rather unorthodox heroine of the Old West. The second of two pilot episodes relates how Cat comes west to take over a ranch she has inherited and how she befriends Kid Sheleen, the frequently soused ex-gunfighter, whom she hires to protect her from a greedy deve
The story of Mae Swasey, a woman who begins a matrimonial bureau when her husband is stolen by another woman. Her attempts to pair off lonely hearts--for a fee--was to be the focal point of the unsold series. Based on the 1952 feature film, "The Model and the Marriage Broker."
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
The unparalleled success of "Roots" in 1977 prompted this continuation of Alex Haley's saga, beginning with the events where its predecessor ended in 1882 and bringing the story to the present with James Earl Jones playing Haley and Marlon Brando as American Nazi leader George Lincoln Rockwell, who
A lovingly filmed version of the book by Lillian Rogers Parks, the crippled seamstress-maid who, along with her mother, served for fifty-two years as a White House domestic during eight presidential administrations. A mixture of pop history of the Twentieth Century and the private lives of the vario
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
This short promotional film provides a behind-the-scenes look at "The Teahouse of the August Moon" (1956).
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