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|Also Known As:||Died:||July 6, 1994|
|Born:||November 4, 1918||Cause of Death:||lung cancer|
|Birth Place:||Dallastown, Pennsylvania, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Cast (feature film)
Christian, a young Bohemian poet living in 1899 Paris, defies his father by joining the colorfully diverse clique inhabiting the dark, fantastical underworld of Paris' now legendary Moulin Rouge. In this seedy but glamorous haven of sex, drugs and newly-discovered electricity, the poet-innocent find
A group of Palestinian terrorists fly to Beverly Hills and kidnap the U.S. president's daughter, demanding in exchange for her freedom the release of Palestinian prisoners.
Three escaped convicts and the two beautiful young women they've abducted find themselves trapped in an abandoned mine where an unseen "evil" lurks.
The wife and son of a third world country ruler are kidnapped.
After a young woman witnesses her boyfriend's murder at the hands of a gang, she runs for her life. The killers follow her on a rocky trip, filled with action-packed car chases, all the way to Texas.
When the corrupt sheriff of a small, backwoods Tennessee town appoints his violent, sadistic nephew as his deputy, the locals are in for trouble.
A young blonde performer in Hollywood gets a call from her agent saying she's gotten her a gig at the Aladdin in Vegas. Giddy with excitement, she sets out on a road trip in her VW Bug, only to be derailed by car trouble. After receiving help, she is brought to a tiny, isolated village where some l
Group of medical students on the island of Grenada are taken prisoner during the 1983 American invasion.
Mutinous battle in space is saved by an intergalactic space jockey.
With the Memorial Day holiday quickly approaching, a campground struggles with its polluted water, unsafe roads, old equipment, and a criminally insane hermit who comes out of isolation in order to murder every last campground visitor.
A reporter, while investigating the history of a town known for its psychopaths and freaks, uncovers the town's terrifying secrets.
After her tomb is raided, an Egyptian princess is angered by the desecration and in need of some of her stolen amulets in order to maintain her immortality. In retaliation, the princess kills the professor who stole the items from her tomb, and after this, his son and a friend try to solve his murde
When a businessman's daughter is sucked into a religious cult, he hires ex-cop Joe Wong to bring her back safe and sound.
God and Satan debate the futures of three poor sinners.
A flamboyant star throws a TV comedy show into chaos.
A group of martial arts students go to an island inhabited by martial arts experts, cannibal monks, piranhas, zombies, and a gang that is running a slavery operation. When the groups come into contact, bizarre things begin to happen.
At the beginning of the 20th century, two American men think they are going to make their fortunes when they find rich oil reserves in Persia. But they find that their plans are not welcomed by the Persians, and are soon fighting on every border.
College student Scotty moves into a boarding house on the beach where three other students are already living. The large house is owned by Mrs. Engels who stays in her attic room while her son Mason helps the students get settled. When one of the students is killed, the police begin to unravel the E
Criminology professor William Conrad uses scientific methods, advanced computer technology, his expertise in chess, and the leg work of several of his students to track down a crazed killer in San Francisco. Pilot to another series which Conrad (as executive producer as well as star) hoped would put
Ralph Waite plays a conservative farmer who rallies his neighbors against a power company planning to erect huge towers across their land. David Birney is the political activist schoolteacher who helps them organize into an effective bloc.
After their prison ship sinks in the Caribbean, a group of prisoners and a doctor wash ashore on a seemingly deserted island. They soon discover a strange couple, who invite them to stay at their house. While the prisoners try to plan an escape, the doctor does some investigating, and soon finds out just what the pair are really doing, and why the prisoners keep disappearing mysteriously.
An alien, "Supersonic Man," is sent to Earth to thwart the plans of evil men who would destroy the galaxy itself with their weapons. Only his superpowers, which include flight, bulletproof skin, and the ability to turn guns into bananas, can save Earth from destruction.
This second feature-length pilot for the hit series that began in January 1978 offered more dreams fulfilled for six lucky people on a plush island resort. Originally it was to have been titled simply "Fantasy Island II" and had been scheduled to premiere two months earlier.
Killer bees extend their territory into the U.S., with devastating effect.
A lunatic runs around an apartment complex, apparently home only to attractive flight attendants with a tendency towards exhibitionism. While there, the lunatic tries to kill all the tenants with the contents of a toolbox. Based (probably quite loosely) on a true story.
Daredevil motorcyclist Evil Knievel travels to Mexico for a stunt. What he does not know is that a drug lord is planning oto have him killed and then smuggle cocaine across the U. S. border in his coffin.
Terrorists plot a bizarre kidnapping, breaking into an operating room where a billionaire is undergoing heart surgery and holding him for a ten million dollar ransom.
Two brothers search the western frontier for their sister who was taken away as a child and is living with Indians in this pilot for the short-lived series (1976-77) that is more than faintly reminiscent of the storyline of John Ford's "The Searchers" (1956). Adding distinction to this movie are an
Irwin Allen''s first made-for-TV disaster movie follows the course charted by its wide-screen big brothers, only this time it''s a small town about to be devastated by a flood when a faulty dam bursts. At a reported cost of $2.5 million, this was, according to network publicity, the most expensive film made to that time for television. A companion Irwin Allen movie called "Fire" was aired several weeks later, and then each was trimmed to ninety minutes and rerun as a TV double bill subsequently. This movie''s formal title was "Irwin Allen''s Production of ''Flood''."
A new version, and a pilot for the 1975-76 series, of the adventure classic about a family striving together to survive on a remote island following a shipwreck and facing an invasion by pirates in search of a golden idol.
An ex-gunslinger who survives his own hanging turns into a mystical avenger fighting for justice in the Old West, coming first to the help of a young widow who is trying to keep her silver mine from the clutches of an unscrupulous land baron.
A small southern town has just been rocked by a tragedy: a young woman has been violently raped. The white town fathers immediately declare that the attacker had to be black, and place the blame on Garth, a young black man. Assuming that the men in white sheets aren't intent on holding a fair and impartial trial, Garth takes to the woods as the Klansmen lynching party hunts him down.
Jim Slade is a former Chicago policeman who has just finished serving time in prison for shooting his wife's lover in his bed. Jim goes to live with friends in a small town where he has gotten a job as a night watchman at a college. When daughter of senator is murdered on campus, the town's sheriff
A woman heading for a vacation unwittingly picks up a murderer and begins a relationship with him that jeopardizes her life during his desperate attempt to elude the police. Originally this was to have been titled "Crisscross."
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 science-fiction thriller about an astronaut's frantic efforts to come home after crashing on Terra, the twin planet of Earth, and finding himself marked for extermination.
A suspense drama that has a government agent with a photographic memory assigned to solve the disappearance of an entire fleet of old Air Force planes. Luckinbill again played the talented operative in the subsequent series (1972-73) with Celeste Holm repeating her role, later to be replaced by Anne
Ex-green beret Jim Brown stars as Slaughter, a man who avenges the gangland murder of his parents by massacring half of Central America.
A con man helps a group of former slaves survive the perils of the wild West in their search for the promised land.
Chicago-based private eye goes looking for a missing pro quarterback in this pilot to what would have been among TV's first black detective shows (pre-dating both "Shaft" and "Tenafly" -- which premiered within one day of each other -- by eighteen months).
Police recruits and their wives try to adjust to the ways of being part of a metropolitan police force. This was the pilot for the hit series (1972-75) starring Brown, Melville and Ontkean, along with Kate Jackson (in the role played by Jennifer Billingsley in this film).
An army tale about an egghead ninety-day-wonder who relies on ancient tactics he remembers from the history books to save his beleaguered squad on an important mission in Korea.
A suave professional burglar wants to break with his criminal past but is forced to pull one last job to make good on a gambling debt. Winner of the 1971 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America as the Best TV Suspense Film, and nominated for an Emmy as Best Written Original Drama of 1971.
A businessman fights to rescue his pregnant girlfriend from a motorcycle gang.
After the apparent death of her husband King Arald, a viking peasant woman, named Karin, takes her son Moki into hiding from Aghen, King Arald's enemy. But a mysterous stranger, named Rurik, begins acting as Karin's guardian, which evetually leads to a brutal showdown between Rurik and Aghen.
A white man raised by Apaches is the only hope for stagecoach passengers stranded by a bandit attack.
A mysterious killer stalks a design house's models.
Set in the 10th Century, two young sons, named Erik and Eron, witness their parents murdered by the English during a raid on their Viking village. Erik is taken by Queen Anne to England where she raises him as her own son, while Eron lives a bitter life as a recluse. Years later, the adult Eron plots with his Norse allies to attack England while, Erik, an English naval officer, is order to lead an attack against the Norse Vikings where their paths soon cross and the brothers decide to form an alliance to attack Erik's villanious master Sir Rutford.
Harald and younger brother Guntar return to Norway after a 3-year voyage to find their father murdered and his lands now ruled by the villainous Sveno. As part of his plan to rally the Vikings against this tyrant, Harald disguises himself as the Danish ambassador and enters Sveno's stronghold. There, he falls in love with Hilde, Sveno's cousin, who's been betrothed against her will to the Danish king. Harald must devise a new plan when Guntar is captured by Sveno and when the real Danish ambassador arrives on the scene.
Professional assassin Cameron Mitchell and his cronies invade the home of a flight controller and take his family hostage as they plot the murder of a Middle Eastern premier.
A local handyman saves a child in a fire, but the burns he receives disfigure his face so much that the townspeople avoid him.
An American in Cuba tries to thwart a bombing plot aimed at Castro.
A mobster out to rule the underworld takes hostages at an international airport.
Pioneer children fight to build a new family after their parents die.
After his plane crashes in Tokyo, an American boy tries to find his way home.
Real-life prizefighter Barney Ross fights drug addiction to get back into the ring.
The marital difficulties of four couples living in a southern California housing development become intertwined. Among the unhappy couples are ne'er-do-well Jerry Flagg and his long-suffering wife Isabelle, flirtatious Leola Boone and her sadistic husband Troy, hard working Herman Kreitzer and his understanding wife Betty, and newlyweds Jean and David Martin.
When the owner of a stagecoach station is killed, a gunman takes his place.
A dramatic love story unfolds between a rough-talking, macho carousel barker, and a young, innocent mill worker.
True story of torch singer Ruth Etting's struggle to escape the gangster who made her a star.
The arrival of a female doctor sets a Western town on its ear.
An Army investigator infiltrates a Tokyo crime syndicate to solve a colleague''''s murder.
A New York lawyer returns to his hometown down in the Deep South investigate the missing funds of an old friend, now blind. Along, the way he rekindles a romance with a childhood sweetheart and discovers the missing funds are being paid to a hush a black woman, who turns out to be his friend's real
Two brothers, Ben and Clint, join a cattle drive from Texas to Montana. While heading for Texas they save Nella from the Indians, and she decides to ride with them. Ben and Nella start to get romantic, but Ben isn't ambitious enough for her, and she soon meets up with the boss of the cattle drive. Will she make the right choice, and, more impotantly, will the cattle make it to Montana !
A privately-financed scientist and his colleagues hire an ex-Navy officer (Widmark) to conduct an Alaskan submarine expedition in order to prevent a Red Chinese anti-American plot that may lead to World War III. Mixes deviously plotted schoolboy fiction with submarine spectacle and cold war heroics.
A trio of soldiers of fortune on their way to the California gold rush are tempted with rewards by a woman who needs help in rescuing her husband from a goldmine cave-in in Mexico. They agree, but then find themselves the target of angry Indians who wish to protect the sacred hill on which the mine is located.
At sinister carnival The Garden of Evil, the main attraction is Goliath, "world's largest gorilla...cost the lives of 1,000 men before his capture." Barker Joey Matthews is about to enter the gorilla act, teamed with seductive mantrap Laverne, the owner's wife. Then a man is found dead of a broken neck. Was it Goliath or someone wearing Joey's gorilla suit? Detective Sgt. Garrison finds four interlocked romantic triangles among the suspects...
A young woman wins the heart of Napoleon, though the two can never be together.
Ex-marshal Chino Bull has hung up his guns until his prospecting partner is shot dead. Chino then takes over as the law in town, forming a friendship with gun-man Mitch Hardin and making enemies of the Logan brothers. When Hardin' girl from the east arrives, he makes her pretty unwelcome - as does his new flame, saloon owner Frenchie.
Three models pool their resources to rent a posh penthouse in hopes of snaring rich husbands.
A small-town newspaper editor risks everything to expose a corrupt sheriff.
(War ''52,BW). Pat O''Brien, Cameron Mitchell, Richard Denning, Rhys Williams, James Dobson, Richard Benedict, Alvy Moore. The gun crew of a destroyer stationed off Okinawa duke it out with the Japanese during the Pacific Campaign of WWII.
In 1876, Duncan MacDonald joins the new, 300-member Mounted Police in western Canada, just in time for a dangerous mission. It seems the Cree Indians, raiding across the border in Montana, took two hostages for their safe return to Canada. But MacDonald, with only scout Natayo to help, will need all his diplomacy and then some to extract the captives from the midst of a thousand Cree.
The citizens of Poker Flat attempt to rid their town of bad influences.
Korean War veteran returns home to rural Salinas, California with his new Japanese wife, whom he met at a war hospital. The couple are forced to deal with the sometimes subtle, sometimes overt racism of his family and the townspeople, especially after the birth of their son.
An obsessive policeman relentlessly hunts a man who escaped prison after stealing bread.
A farmer turns to violence when a land baron threatens him.
The head of a smuggling ring sucks his niece''''s fiancé into his operation.
A newspaper reporter and a bunch of scientists fly a rocket to Mars just to find out that Martians look exactly like us. Mars is running low on one of their natural resources (Corium), and plan to steal the Earth astronauts' rocket and conquer Earth. The Martian underground helps the Earthmen stop the insidious plan.
A senior officer faces the horror of sending his men on suicide missions over Germany during the last days of World War II.
An aging judge creates a scandal when he marries a younger woman from the wrong side of the tracks.
A married man's wartime love affair spells trouble when peace comes.
Ted Daniels, a ranch hand working for a rodeo, captures a magnificent wild horse that he tames and trains. As Ted is recovering from an accident that happened during a rodeo, the rodeo owner cheats him out of his horse. Ted must decide whether to pursue him and try to recover the horse, or whether to settle down with the doctor's daughter who is nursing him back to health.
A downed pilot looks back on his life as he awaits rescue in the South Pacific.
A punch-drunk prizefighter living on the Bowery takes in an orphaned boy.
A timid soldier sends his buddy's picture to a romantic pen pal.
Blind detective Duncan Maclaine uses his other senses to piece together confusing clues behind a murder.
A bumbling soldier and his scheming friend take France by storm.
A Navy commander fights to prove the battle-worthiness of the PT boat at the start of World War II.
The exploits of Ed Croswell, a dedicated police detective with the Chicago Police Department. In the pilot episode, Ed attempts to expose a gang of underworld bosses. Based on a true incident.
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
A three-part miniseries about John Charles Fremont, the American adventurer, the free-spirited woman who impelled him to dare undreamt-of feats, and the young nation they helped to shape. The story begins in 1839 when Fremont is chosen to lead the trek into the Oregon Territory with the help of Kit
Irwin Allen, filmdom's "disaster master," strands a party of friends in a disabled sightseeing tram dangling above a mountain gorge to sweat out a rescue while reliving (through flashbacks) past jealousies, simmering conflicts and forgotten secrets as the cable begins snapping wire by wire.
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
In this short film, a criminal idolizes the life of a famous gangster... unaware that his hero met a tragic end.
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