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Cinematography (feature film)
An exploration of the myths surrounding the colorful western heroine and both the legendary Wild Bill Hickock, with whom she had an unorthodox courtship, and the flamboyant Buffalo Bill Cody, between the 1870's and the turn of the century. Although sharing a title, this film has nothing to do with t
In the tradition of TV's star biographies, this skin-deep dramatization of the Hollywood sex queen chronicles her early career as a dancer and her evolution into a film star, spanning the years 1934 to 1952, and put Lynda Carter in the spotlight with the Israeli actor Aharon Ipale as Aly Khan. David
Star-laden but sudsy adaptation of Marilyn French's feminist novel spanning the '50s and '60s, with Lee Remick as a troubled divorcee whose quest for fulfillment after dumping her caddish spouse (Ted Danson), the man she married while still in school, takes her back to college -- to the cheers of he
In this dramatization of a little publicized episode in American history, dedicated social worker Eichhorn organizes a train trip for a group of slum orphans in 1894, taking them from New York City to the Midwest in search of new families and new lives. This fictionalized account covers the first of
A dramatic re-creation of the Christmas Eve 1951 coal mine disaster in which union workers, threatened with replacement by scabs, were forced to enter an unsafe mine and then were trapped underground by an explosion. Veteran actor John Carradine is billed, curiously, as John Carradine Sr., for the f
This was the second star-laden dramatization of the Israeli rescue of plane-bound hostages taken during a Palestinian hijacking on July 4, 1976. Cinematographer Bill Butler won an Emmy Award for his work. Others nominated were Peter Finch (his last screen role), Martin Balsam and Yaphet Kotto, direc
A disillusioned Vietnam veteran travels back to Southeast Asia to search for the son he left behind.
A struggling high school football coach, his wife and three growing children take in four more who were being raised by his sister and her husband before dying in a plane crash. This was the pilot for the short-lived 1977-78 series with Pressman and Donahue.
A movie pilot about a female private eye who goes undercover as a porno actress to unravel the case of a prominent industrialist's missing daughter.
A veteran television writer is troubled by charges that his teleplay motivated a boy to actions that caused his death. Richard Levinson and William Link received Emmy Award nominations for their original story.
A sentimental tale of a contemporary black family from Detroit whose two-week vacation in the South leads to a variety of changes in their lives. Robert Hooks' real-life sons played his fictional sons in the story. Pilot to a prospective series called "Down Home." A second one-hour movie in 1978 had
Two ocean-oriented adventurers set sail in search of a man-killing great white shark.
An old-line street cop is assigned a rookie partner who happens to be an android programmed in a lab. The subsequent short-lived 1977 series also starred Borgnine, Shannon and Amos, as did another TV movie, "Cops and Robin" (1978), which recycled what the producers felt continued to be a viable conc
Katharine Ross repeats her portrayal of Etta Place (from "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid") in this adventure of the fugitive who, alone and desperate following the deaths of Butch and Sundance, seeks help from Pancho Villa in exchange for guns and ammunition.
A woman's compulsion to gamble threatens to ruin her marriage -- especially after losing $30,000 of her husband's savings.
A lady homicide detective tries to solve the murder of an international financier in this pilot for a prospective but unrealized series.
An idealistic drama about a lonely old man trying to fulfill his life by aiding a teenage delinquent living at a rehabilitation center in Boston.
A tough drama about a middle-class housewife whose rape experience made her feel not only humiliation but the feeling that she was the guilty party following her husband's waning trust and the harsh courtroom interrogation leading to sympathy for the accused. The sensitive performance by Elizabeth M
An acclaimed drama about a man, mistakenly confined to a mental institution for his first twenty-six years, who is discovered to have normal intelligence and is faced with the task of becoming physically self-sufficient to live in the outside world.
A sentimental family drama about the growing apart -- and together -- of a household of Wisconsin dairy farmers when the son decides to get married and move away and the mother discovers she has incurable leukemia and only a short time to live.
After a number of speeders have deliberately been sent to their deaths by a psychotic sheriff in a small-town speed trap, the brother of a recent victim rolls into town in his hot rod and forces the lawman into a high speed duel. Real-life brothers Sheen and Estevez played fictional brothers in this
A man-versus-machine thriller pitting a group of construction workers against a murderous bulldozer controlled by an alien being.
A curmudgeony big-city doctor's concern for his patients in a rundown Baltimore neighborhood puts him at odds with his own family. This is a similar contemporary version of the Paul Muni film "The Last Angry Man" (1959), which itself was remade as a TV movie and shown first several weeks after this
A drama based on the true story of four men entombed in a mini-sub in waters off the coast of Florida in 1973.
A war movie pitting a crippled American fighter plane against a Nazi tank in a desert duel. Milton Rosen's score was written originally for a 1967 World War II yarn called "The Young Warriors."
Film Production - Main (feature film)
Although filmed after "The Winds of War", this suspense drama marked Robert Mitchum's TV acting debut, as a down-and-out ex-San Diego cop who is hired by gambling kingpin Mel Ferrer (also the film's producer) to find his missing wife, who turns out to be a possible suicide. Angie Dickinson is a sha
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 young man learns that he has terminal cancer but vows not to give up without an all-out fight in this drama based on Doris Lund's memoir of her son's last year.
Eight terrified people, trapped in a New York subway tunnel when a devastating earthquake levels the city, desperately try to find a way out.
Set in rural Missouri during the Depression, the drama focuses on a hunting accident and its effect on the three farm boys involved in it. The responsibilities and consequences of using a gun are emphasized in this "CBS Afternoon Playhouse" presentation.
Cinematography (TV Mini-Series)
A drama, based on real incidents about a Kansas minister who becomes romantically involved with a married woman. When both of their spouses die under mysterious circumstances, a murder investigation is pursued, spearheaded by a Kansas state trooper.
Twenty-five-year reunion of members of a Black athletic-social club, based on the book "The Junior Bachelor Society", brings together nine of its members for the first time to honor their old coach but is marred by a murder investigation involving one of the gents (Melvin Van Peebles, who had writte
A lavish romantic drama in true Ross Hunter style about a young widow whose life is complicated by a hippie daughter, a rebellious teenage son and an ill-starred love affair with a younger man -- and then a former suitor comes back into the picture. The film not only marked Donna Reed''s TV movie debut but also brought her back to television after a twelve-year absence.
The television adaptation drawn from James T. Farrell's once-banned-for-being-oh-so-racy '30s trilogy ("Young Lonigan," "The Young Manhood of Studs Lonigan" and "Judgment Day") about the struggles and growing pangs of a self-destructive Depression-era Chicago youth introduced to TV viewers the rough
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