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Cast (feature film)
As a homeschooler, Benjamin d sn't have much experience in the real world, but his imagination takes him to fantastical worlds far from the drab small town in which he lives. When he finds out that his idol, sci-fi legend Dr. Ronald Chevalier will be teaching at Cletus Festival "the best writers cam
Set many years after the original story, in London, during the WWII air raids, a follow-up to the original "Peter Pan" tale... Now Wendy is all grown up with children of her own, as the Blitzkrieg rages, she calms them with tales of Peter Pan, the boy who refused to grow up. Wendy's stubborn twelve-
Nowata has the worst football team in Oklahoma, and a town that has lost much of its industry and some of its spirit. The team is closed down to make way for a discount mart, despite the protests of Will Clark, who used to announce team scores on the local radio station. Refusing to give up, he begins to comment on fictional games - and these he makes the Possums win. People begin to listen to his broadcasts, and soon, Possum fever begins anew in Nowata - but can the real team live up to Will''s fantasy games?
Tack, a humble cobbler, accidentally earns the enmity of evil sorcerer Zigzag, but Princess Yum Yum intercedes on his behalf. Zigzag turns to warlord One-Eye to topple King Nod, and Tack suddenly finds himself defending Baghdad.
Count Dracula, the Prince of Darkness, is dead and he''s loving it but he''s also in for some ego-puncturing problems and horrific surprises never encountered by Bela Lugosi or Gary Oldman. On Dracula''s bumpy quest for blood, the blundering bloodsucker exhibits a dazzling and hilarious array of supernatural magic, including flying, superhuman falls, hanging upside-down, clinging to the ceiling, long-distance hypnosis, shadows with a mind of their own, and morphing into an accident-prone bat. Meanwhile, the immortal count''s mortal enemy, Dr. Van Helsing, a brilliant professor of weird phenomena and world-famous vampire hunter, is busily masterminding the plan to expose and corner the bloodsucker who has infiltrated London''s high society.
The IRS investigates Dr. Boris for selling the bodies of beauty queens.
A modern day adaptation of Dostoyevsky's classic novel about a young student who is forever haunted by the murder he has committed.
A cruel sea captain, Wolf Larsen, and a shipwrecked San Francisco aristocrat whom he plucks from the sea, engage in a battle of wills aboard the doomed vessel "The Ghost."
Spoof of the Robin Hood legend.
The story of Great Britain's Craig and Bentley 1950s murder case, involving the notorious execution of an innocent teenager.
A television movie about two has-been detectives. A private eye is coaxed out of retirement to help rescue the kidnapped granddaughter of a crook he sent to San Quentin 25 years before.
A spoof about jump-starting the dead.
The well-known story, set during Queen Victoria's coronation, about an underworld thief who finds himself framed for a series of crimes he did not commit.
In this musical version of the classic fairy tale, a little man named Rumpelstiltskin gives the miller's daughter Katie the power to spin straw into gold. By doing so, she wins the love of the prince and marries him. But later, Rumpelstiltskin kidnaps Katie's first-born child, refusing to return the
The heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons are two factions of transforming robots who are fighting a war on the planet Cybertron. Further complicating matters is the giant planet Unicron, which can consume anything in its path. Unicron must be stopped and the Autobots possess the only thing that
Bob Hope, in his first made-for-TV movie as well as his first starring film in over a dozen years, teamed with veteran actor Don Ameche, playing a down-on-his-luck gumshoe and a wealthy retired master thief, respectively, to solve a string of art thefts and murders involving a stellar (by TV standar
In this lavish (by TV standards) remake of Cecil B. De Mille's 1949 Biblical epic, the bold and rebellious Danite from one of the tribes of Israel that fled Egypt in the Great Exodus and the Philistine courtesan who seduces and then betrays him, newcomer Antony Hamilton is Samson and Australian actr
The Emperor is more concerned with his elaborate and expensive wardrobe than with the needs of his kingdom and subjects. Con men convince the Emperor they can create for him a beautiful, stylish suit of expensive clothing that will be invisible to all except those who are worthy of seeing it. When t
Robert Blake's second (of three) Joe Dancer movies has the hard-boiled private investigator teaming up with a chimp named Gregor, his trainer (John Fiedler) who happens to be an expert sneak thief, and an electronics genius of questionable repute (Keenan Wynn) to steal back a priceless vase looted f
When the new Spanish Governor begins to treat the local peasants unfairly Don Diego Vega becomes Zorro, the masked man in black with a sword who will fight for the weak and stop their oppressors. Then Vega injures his ankle and cannot figure out how to continue his crusade, when his long lost twin
The belatedly shown pilot to the short-lived Robert Conrad series, "A Man Called Sloane" (1979-80), has Robert Logan in the role Conrad played, a flamboyant secret agent from UNIT, a secret counter-espionage group, teamed here with lady spy Ann Turkel to retrieve a stolen device capable of destroyin
Luke Skywalker and his loyal band team up to do battle with Empire's forces who decide to enact revenge. Luke is taught by the Jedi master Yoda to master the "Force," something he will need when he meets Darth Vader in a startling confrontation.
The second of the "Moviola" segments, a light-hearted look at David O. Selznick's search for his "Gone With the Wind" leading lady, was acclaimed as the best of the three and brought Emmy Award nominations to Tony Curtis as Outstanding Actor for his Selznick, in supporting acting categories to Harol
Melissa Gilbert's version of the memorable drama recounting a Jewish teenager's ordeal hiding from the Nazis in occupied Amsterdam with her family and their friends for two years continued the star's projects (through her Half Pint Productions) to do new TV versions of film classics, including "The
Eleanor Parker, in the best Tallulah Bankhead style, is a once-reigning fashion designer who assembles a group of her top models, a fashion photographer, several critics and her best customers at her mountain-top retreat for a comeback gala, only to have someone start bumping off the guests one by o
A biographical dramatization of the life and times of the world-renowned illusionist and escape artist whose glittering career masked a deep obsession with the occult, culminated by a vow that he would one day speak from the beyond, a promise he made to his wife on his deathbed in 1926. Ruth Gordon
This bio-pic is about Galileo, the 17th century Italian who laid the foundations of modern science. Galileo made himself one of the world's first telescopes and discovered the moons of Jupiter. He supported Copernicus' theory that the Earth revolved around the Sun. This brought him in conflict with the Catholic Church. By threatening him with torture, the Church forced him to recant his views in front of a tribunal, and sentenced him to house arrest. However, Galileo's trials and theories inspired others like Newton and Kepler to prove that the Earth was not the centre of the Universe. Some years ago, the Pope accepted that Earth does revolve around the Sun and issued a rare apology for what the Church had done to Galileo, i.e., the Catholic Church recanted!
A group of spies hide a microfilm inside a dinosaur in The British Museum. Some children enroll a group of nannies to thwart the spies and Save England !!
Based on the story by Antoine deSaint-Exupery, this magical musical fable begins as a pilot (Richard Kiley) makes a forced landing on the barren Sahara Desert. He is befriended by a "little" prince from the planet Asteroid B-612. In the days that follow, the pilot learns of the small boy's history and planet-hopping journeys in which he met a King, a businessman, an historian, and a general. It isn't until he comes to Earth that the Little Prince learns the secrets of the importance of life from a Fox (Gene Wilder), a Snake (Bob Fosse), and the pilot.
A British agent's son is kidnapped and held for a ransom of diamonds. The agent finds out that he can't even count on the people he thought were on his side to help him, so he decides to track down the kidnappers himself.
Scientists and psychics team to crack the secrets of a murderously haunted house.
A pirate crewman kills his captain after learning where he has hidden his buried treasure. However, as he begins to lose his memory, he relies more and more on the ghost of the man he just murdered to help him find the loot.
A man falls in love with the daughter of his fathers longtime mistress.
In the prohibition years, the 'rumrunners' travel through the Caribbean Sea with the forbidden liquor barely escaping the ship patrols. While on the run, one of the bootleggers falls in love with an actress on a movie set.
When a woman leaves her husband for his best friend, it triggers a series of romantic unions and breakups.
The legendary sleuth becomes involved with a mysterious French woman while investigating the Loch Ness monster.
The Assassination Bureau has existed for decades (perhaps centuries) until Diana Rigg begins to investigate it. The high moral standing of the Bureau (only killing those who deserve it) is called into question by her. She puts out a contract for the Bureau to assassinate its leader on the eve of World War I.
Russian secret service officials attempts to kidnap a CIA officer and replace him with a double of its own.
International intrigue follows the election of the first Russian pope.
Rod Taylor plays a policeman sent to return a sensitive case; An Australian citizen, currently acting as high commissioner for peace talks who is wanted for an old charge -- of murder. The talks are too sensitive to be disturbed, so Taylor ends up watching Christopher Plummer as he conducts his talks, and discovers that some want the talks to fail enough to think that killing Plummer is an obvious way to stop them.
In Europe with a U.S. team, skydiver Fathom Harvill is approached by a Scottish colonel working for a top-secret Western agency. He's after a vital lost atomic device, and wants her to parachute into a house occupied by some Red Chinese to help get the thing back. Apart from all this there is a predatory continental doctor on his yacht to take account of. Fathom soon realises none of this is as it seems, but can she fathom the truth out?
A pretty girl lures a luckless gambler into a dangerous poker game.
A womanizing poet falls into the hands of a psychiatrist with a straying wife.
Modesty Blaise, a secret agent whose hair color, hair style, and mod clothing change at a snap of her fingers is being used by the British government as a decoy in an effort to thwart a diamond heist. She is being set up by the feds but is wise to the plot and calls in sidekick Willie Garvin and a few other friends to outsmart them. Meanwhile, at his island hideaway, Gabriel, the diamond thief has his own plans for Blaise and Garvin.
A distraught mother searches for her seemingly non-existent daughter, bringing her sanity into question.
A double amputee fights to master his artificial legs and become a World War II flying ace.
Sound (feature film)
Throughout history, tales of chivalry have burnished the legends of brave, handsome knights who rescue fair damsels, slay dragons and conquer evil. But behind many a hero is a good-for-nothing younger brother trying just to stay out of the way of those dragons, evil and trouble in general. Thadeous has spent his life watching his perfect older brother Fabious embark upon valiant journeys and win the hearts of his people. Tired of being passed over for adventure, adoration and the throne, he's settled for a life of wizard's weed, hard booze and easy maidens. But when Fabious' bride-to-be, Belladonna, gets kidnapped by the evil wizard Leezar, the king gives his deadbeat son an ultimatum: Man up and help rescue her or get cut off. Half-assedly embarking upon his first quest, Thadeous joins Fabious to trek across the perilous outlands and free the princess. Joined by Isabel--an elusive warrior with a dangerous agenda of her own--the brothers must vanquish horrific creatures and traitorous knights before they can reach Belladonna. If Thadeous can find his inner hero, he can help his brother prevent the destruction of his land.
The story, set in the mythical kingdom of Crescenda, relates incidents in the lives of its royal family: Edmund, its King; Susan, his American wife; Estelle, his mother the Queen; and Duke Alford, his uncle. The pilot episode relates how Edmund and Susan Billings, a geochemist visiting Crescenda,
A television adaptation of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta about romantic mix-ups in a genteel English village.
Songs and scenes by Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart, and Irving Berlin, performed by some of the country's leading musical comedy stars, and hosted by Sylvia Fine Kaye. The performance was taped before a live audience at Los Angeles' Wilshire Ebell Theatre.
The Screen Actors Guild, the trade union for motion picture performers, celebrates its fiftieth anniversary in this variety special.
The story is set at an apartment house on 13 Thirteenth Avenue in New York City (a fictitious address, since the Avenues only number up to twelve). The program dramatizes the lives of the bizarre residents -- a witch, a vampire, a werewolf, a troll, and their psychiatrist -- who all live together li
A musical adaptation for television of Carlo Collodi's classic fable. The story of the puppet Pinocchio, from his creation to his search for truth and his quest to become a real boy.
The first of a four-part series about Benjamin Franklin. The program describes Franklin's experiences as the ambassador to the French court of Louis XVI.
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
Chronicles the lives of four "free people of color," descendants of African slaves and their French and Spanish owners who lived in Louisiana before the Civil War. The story focuses on Marcel Ste, Marie, his sister Marie Ste. Marie, and their close friends Anna Bella Monroe and Richard Lermontant as
A sweeping eight-hour, three-part miniseries chronicling the life of Washington from ages 11 to 51, beginning just after the death of his father in 1743 and taking him through his journeyman days as a young surveyor, his hidden love for Sally Fairfax, the wife of his best friend, his marriage to wid
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
An animated special based on Dr. Seuss' "The Butter Battle Book," which tells the story of an ongoing war between the Zooks and the Yooks over which side their bread should be buttered on.
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