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Cast (feature film)

Nero Wolfe (1979) as Nero Wolfe
Gourmet Nero Wolfe interrupts his orchid-tending to take on the case of a lady tycoon who wants to know why she's under investigation by the FBI, only to find himself enmeshed in a puzzling murder-mystery. This pilot to a prospective Nero Wolfe series went on the shelf after being made in 1977 becau
House Calls (1978) as Phil Pogostin
Charley is a surgeon who's recently lost his wife; he embarks on a tragicomic romantic quest with one woman after another until he meets up with Ann, a singular woman, closer to his own age, who immediately and unexpectedly captures his heart.
Spider-Man (1977) as Edward Byron
A comic-book superhero who gained mysterious powers after being bitten by a radioactive spider pursues an evil extortionist whose mind-control plot threatens the lives of ten innocent people. This pilot movie previewed a series of once-in-a-while programs during the 1977-78 season and thereafter.
Peeper (1976) as Frank Prendergast
A rich man hires a private detective named Tucker to find his long lost daugther. Tucker's search leads him to two sisters, one of whom he believes is the girl, but he cannot tell which of the two is the right one.
Francis Gary Powers: The True Story of the U-2 Spy Incident (1976) as Nikita Khrushchev
A dramatization of the 1960 "U-2 incident," in which a CIA spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union and its pilot, Francis Gary Powers, was brought to trial. Powers was ultimately returned to the United States in a prisoner swap. In later years he became a helicopter traffic reporter for a Los
Rocky (1976) as [Miles] Jergens
A dimwitted boxer fights to prove he can go the distance against a glamorous champ.
Secret Night Caller, The (1975) as Mr Henry
A respectable family man suffers from a compulsion to make obscene telephone calls.
Eiger Sanction, The (1975) as Dragon
Art history professor Jonathan Hemlock was formerly an assassin working with an international intelligence group. Jonathan is happy to have put his secret life behind him, but he is blackmailed into doing one more hit, which the organization calls a "sanction." The target is one of three men who are going to attempt to climb the Eiger, a challenging mountain range in the Swiss Alps, and the hit is to take place during the trip. Jonathan is an experienced mountain climber, but is unnerved that he has not been told which of the three he is to kill.
Hearts of the West (1975) as Bank Manager
An aspiring western novelist in thirties Hollywood becomes a low-budget cowboy star.
Save the Tiger (1973) as Charlie Robbins
A clothing manufacturer faces a midlife crisis and a failing business.
Happy Mother's Day... Love, George (1973) as Minister Pollard
Johnny is a young man who returns to his family home to try to learn his father's identity. When he arrives, he finds himself in the middle of a rivalry between his mother and his aunt, and his innocent inquiries create havoc in the small town because several people have secrets they are trying to p
Stoolie, The (1972)
Roger Pitman is a petty thief who makes a deal with the police to use bait money to trap other criminals. But when he gets the cash, Roger can''t resist the temptation and steals part of it. He runs off to Miami Beach, but now lives in fear of the crooks that he set up as well as the police.
Savages (1972) as Otto Nurder, a capitalist
Primitive mud people move into a Long Island estate and transform into social lions.
Night of Dark Shadows (1971) as Reverend Strack
Newlyweds try to survive life at a haunted family estate.
House of Dark Shadows (1970) as Prof. T. Eliot Stokes
A vampire seeks a cure so he can wed the reincarnation of his lost love.
Little Big Man (1970) as Rev. Silas Pendrake
An American pioneer raised by Indians ends up fighting alongside General Custer.
The Story of Ruth (1960) as Hedak
Ruth becomes the favourite of a pagan king but eventually flees to Israel.
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959) as Count Saknussemm
A professor and his colleagues follow an explorer's trail down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the earth's center.
A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958) as Oscar Binding
In 1944, a company of German soldiers on the Russian front are numbed by the horrors and hardships of war when Private Ernst Graeber's long awaited furlough comes through. Back home in Germany, he finds his home bombed. While hopelessly searching for his parents, he meets lovely Elizabeth Kruse, daughter of a political prisoner; together they try to wrest sanity and survival from a world full of hatred.
Wolf Larsen (1958) as Mugridge
Baby Face Nelson (1957) as Connelly
George "Babyface" Nelson becomes one of the most important gangsters of 1920s Chicago by making brutal robberies. In order to compete with Al Capone he allies himself with John Dillinger...

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Amazing Howard Hughes, The (1977) as Floyd Odlum
An intriguing if lethargic look at the life of Howard Hughes from his takeover of the Hughes Tool Company at eighteen, through his rapidly expanding business ventures. The film covers his interests ranging from golf and aviation to filmmaking and Hollywood starlets, his involvement in the Senate pro
Roots (1977) as Harlan
The dramatization of Alex Haley's chronicle of his family history from his ancestors' life in tribal Africa of the eighteenth century to their emancipation in the post-Civil War South became an overnight phenomenon the subject of educational programs as well as newspaper editorials that attracted, a
Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977) as Elmer Morse
A lavish fictionalized retelling of the Watergate story (based on Watergate conspirator John Ehrlichman's novel) mixing political intrigue and personal drama and centering on the rise of a power-hungry American president and the men with whom he surrounds himself in order to keep his grip on his off

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