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Cast (feature film)
Archival footage and interviews trace the rise and fall of one of the screen's first child stars.
Dickie Roberts is a 35-year old former child star. Now an out-of-work actor turned parking valet, Dickie is desperate to audition for a great role that could revitalize his career, but the part requires him to play a "normal" guy. Problem is, Dickie is anything but normal. He decides to hire a family to adopt him so he can relive his childhood and, in essence, grow up from scratch.
A television movie featuring Stacy Keach reprising the role of Mickey Spillane's hard-boiled private-eye, Mike Hammer. The detective is kidnapped, drugged, and parachuted into the Nevada desert outside Las Vegas where he becomes the prime suspect in the murder of the celebrity host of charity teleth
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
Seven young Texans leave home to join the Confederate Army and in the process learn bitter lessons in life and death.
Confederate soldiers keep the war's ending a secret so they can escape to Mexico.
A happy and unbelievably lucky young Irish immigrant, John Lawless, lands a job as the butler of an unconventional millionaire, Biddle. His daughter, Cordelia Drexel Biddle, tires of the unusual antics of her father--especially since the nice young men around town all fear him. Wouldn't you fear a father-in-law that keeps alligators for pets and teaches boxing at his daily Bible classes? Cordelia decides to run off to boarding school and promptly finds the man of her dreams. Unfortunately, his family doesn't approve of Biddle's outrageous antics, either. A Disney musical punctuated by snappy songs and an energetic debut by Tommy Steele. This is reportedly one of the last live- action films Walt Disney personally oversaw.
An Italian socialite on the run signs on as housekeeper for a widower with three children.
Account of the child star experience. Features interviews with more than 30 former child stars, TV clips, home movies, additional archive footage and a "round table," in which eight one-time child stars, representing eight decades of film and TV experience hold forth on the trials of life in the spo
Profile of child actress Lauren Chapin -- little Kathy Anderson of the '50s television series, "Father Knows Best."
Profile of actress Donna Reed.
The antics of the students and faculty of the mythical Excelsior Union High School in Indiana. The pilot episode relates the auto shop's efforts to beat the preppies in a float contest.
The story of Elke, a beautiful German girl who marries Peter Stefan, an American doctor, and the complications that ensue. The pilot episode relates the story of how Peter, at a medical convention in Europe, meets, falls in love with, and marries Elke.
Misc. Crew (special)
A special examining the personal and professional hurdles of some of Hollywood's television child stars from the 1950s through the '80s.
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