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A beautiful psychiatrist hires an ex-police officer to unravel the mystery of her strange double life. By day a respected academic--by night a sexy siren on the streets of New York City. Cursed with an unusual split personality disorder, she hides deep within her psyche the truth behind a series of
Based on the true story of the 1985 hijacking of the cruise ship "Achille Lauro" by Arab terrorists and the murder of wheelchair-bound passenger Leon Klinghoffer.
A nerdy scientist, despondent over his wife''s cheating ways, takes off into the night and ends up with an attractive female jewelry smuggler on the lam, who drags him, unwittingly, into an adventure-filled evening where they are pursued by some evil crooks out to get her and her cache.
The old white-knuckles disaster-in-the plot, featuring a cast of familiar "guest stars," is dusted off (there's a bomb aboard a Hawaiian-bound jetliner) for this pilot to a prospective series revolving around the problems on the job -- and at home -- of a manager of a large metropolitan airport (Gil
When college student Kelly joins a sorority, she and the other pledges are forced to perform a prank on initation night. The young women break into a store, but soon discover that they cannot get out of the building, and the prank turns deadly when an insane killer begins murdering the girls.
After 22 years in an asylum, Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins, reprising his most famous role) is released and allowed to return home over the objections of Lila Loomis (Vera Miles), sister of one of his victims in PSYCHO. Although Norman is somewhat apprehensive about returning to the old house and motel where he committed his murders, he seems to be completely recovered. He is given work at a local diner, where he meets Mary (Meg Tilly), a cute but spacy waitress who seems completely ignorant of the earlier horrors. As Norman gets close to Mary, strange things begin to occur. He finds notes signed by Mother, receives phone calls from Mother, even sees Mother standing in her bedroom window. Then the bodies begin to pile up.
In this pilot to a prospective Travis McGee detective series, Sam Elliott portrays John D. MacDonald's world-weary private eye trying to help charter boat skipper friend Richard Farnsworth salvage his reputation that sank when his boat ran aground, resulting in a death that just might have been fake
When a young woman is in a car accident, she falls into what is assumed to be an irriversible coma. A neuroscientist manages to bring her back to consciousness, however, soon after she is revived, strange, evil complications occur.
Four gifted college students' fantasy game -- a complex, theoretical war strategy played against a medieval background allowing each to assume other identities, plunge into various adventures, and keep from getting killed -- takes an ominous turn. A quartet of young, fairly-new-to-television actors
This film, dealing with the life and family of a syndicate boss (played by actor/director Sam Wanamaker), emerged as an off-beat pilot to a prospective series -- TV's first dealing exclusively with organized crime from the syndicate's point of view. Ted Danson, later to find stardom on "Cheers", is
A dramatization of the true story of a woman's ordeal following a plane crash in the Sierra Nevadas that killed her two companions in April 1976.
A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President revels details of a secret meeting held just after the start of the Vietnam War between Dell and the then President's most trusted advisors.
A forest fire started by a convict to cover his escape from a road gang threatens to destroy a mountain community. Later (6/11/78) this two-hour movie was cut to ninety minutes and put on TV's first disaster double bill, teamed with Irwin Allen's "Flood."
A series pilot about a female deputy district attorney, here assigned the task of trying to pin a murder rap on a "saint," a beloved religious crusader accused of killing her young lover. The subsequent series ran for three episodes.
A dramatization of the headline-making case in the 1930s of the controversial rape trial involving nine young black men and two white women, and of the embattled southern judge whose initial decision to free them made him a pariah in the community and ruined his career. The nine ultimately were conv
This drama depicts the lives of an all-star cast prior to their involvement in a massive thirty-nine-car crash on a southern California freeway over a holiday weekend.
Peter Graves, completely miscast as private eye Lew Archer, goes after the kidnappers of an old flame's young son and gets mixed up in a series of murders going back fifteen years. This was the pilot for the subsequent very short-lived (six episodes) series "Archer" that began in January 1975 and st
Lincoln Costain is a good-natured cowboy in the 1850s who gets shanghaied and is then shipwrecked on a Hawaiian island. When Lincoln meets a struggling widow there named Henrietta, he starts working with her to turn her potato farm into a cattle ranch. But a greedy land baron holds Henrietta's mortg
A cryogenics tale about a woman's re-emergence after being frozen for more than thirty years following her death from rheumatic fever -- and facing her now aged husband (Walter Pidgeon), her neurotic grown daughter (Vera Miles) and her confused son (Mike Farrell).
A family's move to a new home in a remote area coincides with a series of mysterious accidents, and they soon realize that someone is deadly serious about getting them out of the house.
In the middle of an Indian raid, a cavalry rider goes AWOL in order to save the lives of the Native American women and children. Later, when he is crossing the desert in New Mexico on a camel, he meets a white boy who was raised by an Indian and is trying to find his tribe, and the two travel on tog
An American race driver has visions that are premonitions of danger and joins with a lady psychiatrist, specializing in ESP, to prevent future tragedies and sort out his unaccountable images.
A suspense thriller about a bunch of weekend skiers (familiar TV faces all) who sweat out a harrowing journey down a mountainside in a runaway train. Theatrically, in Great Britain, this film was titled, cleverly, as "The Runaway Train."
An aerospace engineer is laid off and faces the economic realities of middle-class living, going through the agony of fruitless job interviews and mounting debts while seeing his wife go back to work and his marriage dissolve. Initially the film was called "A New American Tragedy."
Molly, the shy, romance-starved wife of an arrogant frontier sheriff, finds herself drawn to a prisoner in her husband's jail. This prisoner, a handsome young man named Johnny, plays on Molly's sympathy and convinces her to help him escape. Molly then accompanies Johnny on his cross-country flight but soon learns he's simply been using her. Molly makes the best of the situation, however, and by the time the sheriff's posse catches up with them, Molly shows that she's learned how to assert herself.
In this pilot for the 1972-73 series, a detective specializing in missing-persons cases finds himself accused of murder after being found unconscious in the apartment of a slain state official. Wainwright proved to be a rather unlikely though likeable TV series hero.
In this pilot for the long-running series, a portly, well-heeled investigator looks into the murder of an old flame's husband and becomes enmeshed in a web of small-town corruption. Long-time character actor Conrad finally attained stardom with this role. Previously he had been one of the great radi
A successful, recently divorced lawyer defends a hippie accused of murdering a wealthy housewife in this pilot to the hit TV series (1971-74). Arthur Hill continued in the title role, as did Joan Darling (later to become a respected producer and director) in the part of his secretary. Lee Majors sig
A college drop-out convinces his family to re-examine its goals and gets them to chuck it all for a crosscountry odyssey in a 1928 Greyhound bus -- or, the family that stays together...
The "other side" of the co-stars of TV's long-running "I Dream of Jeannie" shows up in this chiller about a disillusioned housewife vacationing in the wilds, her incompatible husband who is trying to get her to come home, and a starving dog with a baleful howl.
While fighting a perilous oil-well fire, a demolition specialist seeks a reconciliation with his wife and daughter.
A Hawaiian boat captain tries to prove a wealthy playboy killed his daughter.
Lem Siddons is part of a traveling band who has a dream of becoming a lawyer. Deciding to settle down, he finds a job as a stockboy in the general store of a small town. Trying to fit in, he volunteers to become scoutmaster of the newly formed Troop 1. Becoming more and more involved with the scout troop, he finds his plans to become a lawyer being put on the back burner, until he realizes that his life has been fulfilled helping the youth of the small town.
An enemy agent appeals to an aging British statesman with promises of a youth potion.
Story of Cam Calloway and his family, who live in a densely wooded area in New England. Cam dreams of building a sanctuary for the geese that fly over the area each year, and he tries several schemes to buy a nearby lake for this santuary. He is thwarted at every attempt, it seems; he and his son try to get enough furs from their trapping venture to get the money, but the bottom falls out of the fur market. He uses the little money they get for a down payment on the lake, thereby losing their house when he can't make the mortgage payment. They move to the lake, where their friends help them build a cabin. A salesman stops in town, and tries to get the people to sell their land for a tourist venture; Cam is outraged at his tactics and takes desperate measures after he himself is tricked.
A tiger escapes from a circus truck as it passes by a small town, and hides itself in the surrounding woods. This throws the town into a panic and everyone wants the animal killed immediately, except for the daughter of the sheriff. She wants to capture the tiger and put it in a zoo, thereby saving the tiger's life. Her determination starts a nationwide campaign among children to raise the money to buy the tiger from the circus, but first, she, her father and an Indian tiger trainer must find the tiger before the National Guard do, who have orders to kill it on sight.
An experienced gunman and a peace-loving tenderfoot clash with a Western bully.
Third screen version of the classic romance about a woman sacrificing everything for love of a married man.
A woman on the run gets mixed up with a repressed young man and his violent mother.
Philandering Commander Max Easton, now desk-bound and under-worked in the Admiralty, finds he suddenmly needs to make some money when he falls for American Virginia Killain. When he hatches a plot to disappear in circumstances that suggest he has defected and then return to sue the papers, Virginia doesn't take much notice - at least at first.
Crime pays, at least for a while, for a vicious criminal gang.
A dedicated FBI agent thinks back on the agency's battles against the Klan, organized crime and Communist spies.
Twenty years after being evacuated to America, Paul Mathry returns to Liverpool for a short visit. He is shocked to find that his father, whom he believed had died a war hero, is in fact in jail for a murder committed at the time Paul left. Starting to piece those events together, he comes to suspect his father may be innocent.
The story of Jimmy Walker who became mayor of New York in the '20s. Used by professional politicians and money-grabbers, Walker himself was "stupid but clean", although his open affair with Betty Compton cost him dear.
A musician is mistaken for a vicious thief, with devastating results.
A woman falls for a younger man with severe mental problems.
A blind playwright living in London overhears part of a conversation that propels him into a desperate race to find a kidnapped child.
An Indian-hating Civil War veteran tracks down the tribe that slaughtered his family and kidnapped his niece.
Wyatt Earp fights to straighten out a crooked cow town.
Hunters drive animals out of a sanctuary so they can shoot them.
William (One-Take) Beaudine didn't need more than one take on this film as he had already directed it four or five times in his career, as it had been a staple to be dusted off every three or four years at Monogram/Allied Artists dating back to the days of W. Ray Johnston and Trem Carr. Girl (Vera Miles) owns a horse. Girl hires boy (Lloyd Bridges)as a trainer. Horse (Gypsy Prince)enters a race and is injured. Boy takes job at another stable and is semi-seduced---hey, this is the 1950's and still Monogram hiding behind the Allied Artist moniker---by stable siren (Margaret Sheridan.) Girl rehabilates horse. Girl enters horse in big race. Horse wins. Boy comes back.
A platoon of army misfits tries to rescue two women kidnapped by Indians.
A schoolteacher-turned-farmer fights to save the land and her son.
A small-town girl finds love on the road to Broadway stardom.
The story, set against the background of a state fair, follows the life of Wayne Bryant, a talented farm boy who dreams of becoming a country music star.
Siegel's second made-for-TV movie (his first, "The Killers," had been diverted to theatrical distribution, having originally been deemed too violent for television) is a remake of the chase melodrama "Ride the Pink Horse" (1947), set this time in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. A gunman sets out to a
The story of Mr. Tutt, a respected small-town lawyer in New York State. In the pilot episode, Mr. Tutt attempts to help a girl who claims that someone has tampered with her late grandfather's will. Based on the stories by Arthur Twain. ("Mr. Tutt" was the proposed series title.)
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
This short film focuses on the job of the Hollywood screenwriter.
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