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Director (feature film)
Andy Griffith's portrayal of Ben Matlock, a genial but wily good-old-boy, Harvard-bred lawyer from Georgia, was embraced by critics and enthusiastic audiences (based on high ratings for this film on its premiere) and convinced him to return to series television with the character beginning in the fa
When a fire breaks out in one of Los Angeles' tallest buildings, several people are trapped on the upper floors. Based on the 1988 office-building blaze in downtown Los Angeles.
A former FBI agent joins his friend in Jordan, Alaska, as a bush pilot. When the friend is murdered, he must use all his acquired investigative skills and the aid of a local young Indian man, to help a no-nonsense state trooper solve the case.
A young couple devote their lives to adopting unwanted children of mixed age, ethnic background, nationality, and mental and physical capability.
A movie about Eastern settlers in Wyoming in the 1870s who are helped by a mysterious stranger to fend off the attack of a violent gang. Duncan McKaskel, a peaceful man who has mellowed after his days as a soldier, and Susanna, his wife and the mother of their 12-year-old son Tom, travel in a covered wagon to Wyoming, where they hope to start a cattle business. A dangerous gang of men begin to stalk them, and they are made aware of their predicament by Con Vallian, a charismatic stranger and a skilled survivor, who is pursuing a member of the gang.<P>Duncan is uncomfortable by Con''s persistent presence, and resents Con''s violence. Susanna finds herself drawn to the attractive stranger. Tom even finds himself drawn into the conflict, as he compares the gunman''s style to his father''s. The fate of the McKaskel family becomes linked with Con''s as they fight for their survival.
This television movie is based on the events in the life of a nearly illiterate teenager who, against all odds, went from reform school inmate to award-winning medical student and resident physician by age thirty-five.
A married Houston executive's life is turned inside out when a lady from his past -- a pretty Vietnamese woman with whom he had had an affair ten years earlier -- turns up with the son he never knew he had.
George C. Scott is an American businessman who teams up with Ali MacGraw, a Chinese-speaking guide, to locate his son, Michael Biehn, a political radical who went to China and disappeared during the Cultural Revolution in 1967, and in their search get involved in the Hong Kong drug trade.
Psychiatrist Bonnie Franklin, dumped by her lover and finding she must counsel herself as a deserted woman, is thrown together with divorced landscape designer Robert Klein by her best friends, Tyne Daly and Peter Bonerz, but they have trouble making this made-in-heaven twosome stick. "Love in Bloom
Dramatization of the still-controversial journeys of world-famous explorers Dr. Frederick Cook and Lt. Robert E. Peary, each of whom claimed discovery of the North Pole after trekking through the Arctic wasteland together and separately in the first years of this century. Peary ultimately emerged as
Remarkably similar to "Kramer vs. Kramer", this film about a young woman who ran out on her husband and young daughter takes a different twist by having her return twelve years later in hopes of rekindling a bond with them. Actor and sometime director and producer Tony Bill has the male lead in this
Somewhat of a companion story to that of Bill Sackter, whose life Mickey Rooney dramatized in "Bill", this film chronicles the true-life drama of a woman who spent 30 years in a state asylum after being abandoned by her mother at thirteen, thought to be feeble-minded but later discovered to be handi
In this sequel to the 1980 miniseries, taking up the plot where it -- and Judith Krantz's source novel -- left off, Shelley Smith (in the part originated by Lindsay Wagner) is the owner of a chic Beverly Hills boutique against which romantic, corporate and political power plays unfold in the classic
A man has plastic surgery to make him look like his idol Humphrey Bogart and then, taking the name Sam Marlowe from some of Bogart's film characters, he opens a detective agency. Business is slow until he put his picture in the paper. Then a group of people contact him and he gets involved in his fi
An elaborate mystery involving a famous mentalist, his unfaithful wife who is trying literally to scare him to death, the best friend of the family, and the wife's ham-actor lover -- not only an intriguing who (or whether) dunnit but also a literate, adult dramatic puzzle with an endless series of t
A young mother battles Hodgkin's Disease, endangering both her own life and that of her unborn baby. Based on Laurel Lee's chronicle of her own seemingly hopeless struggle.
Strange goings-on involve a naive college coed in the bizarre rites of an old sorority. Kathryn Crosby, playing a house mother, returned to filmmaking here in her first appearance following Bing's death. Mia Farrow's sister, Van Heflin's niece and Martin Balsam's daughter were among the other campus
A comedy-drama about a New York couple who decided to dump the hassle of the big city, pack up the kids and move to what they think is the easy life of suburbia. Carol Burnett made her TV-movie debut in this film which followed her departure from the grind of weekly television after ten years of "Th
A young college woman becomes pregnant, and she and the father-to-be are caught in the middle of a desperate struggle with a black market adoption ring out to take their baby. The original pre-airing title to this was "A Dangerous Love," and theatrically overseas it was called "Don't Steal My Baby."
Four couples experience childbirth by the "natural" Lamaze method in this pilot to the subsequent series.
This was the pilot film for Burr's brief (Spring 1977) series about an investigative reporter given a free hand by the head of a chain of newspapers and TV stations, here uncovering a plot to use nuclear power plants to take over the world.
Identical twin detectives use their look-alike images to appear to be in two places at the same time in an attempt to expose a psychic con group, but become involved in a deadly game when a beautiful medium turns up murdered. This unsuccessful pilot for a series marked the TV movie debut for veteran
A kidnap thriller that finds two men desperately trying to save their wives who have been abducted by four escaped convicts fleeing down a treacherous river in rubber rafts. Initially scheduled to premiere November 26, 1974.
The true account of the ordeal of a chaplain, the only U.S. naval officer ever to be court-martialed solely on charges of adultery.
A drama based on the work of Father William Wasson, the founder and director of a home for orphaned children in Mexico.
An ex-con and a retired cop, partners in an investigation agency, try to prove that a safecracker with a previous record is innocent of a diamond heist and pin the crime on the police by laying an intricate trap. Wagner and Albert went on to recreate their roles in the later series (1975-77).
The pursuit by America's loveliest girls for a coveted beauty crown is threatened by a scandal which implicates a judge, a former winner, and one of the five finalists.
A blind actor discovers that his wife is cheating on him with his best friend and plots an elaborate double murder.
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.
Two high school seniors try to adjust to adult responsibilities when an unexpected pregnancy forces them into marriage.
An atmospheric pilot for the series (1972-73) about a private eye working the Los Angeles beat circa 1937. In this outing, he's embarrassed when a girl -- his client -- is found murdered in his office with his gun. The subsequent series starring Forster found Joan Blondell (in Hermione Gingold's pil
Tarzan is summoned to Brazil by an old friend to stop an evil tribal cult from destroying native villages.
The jungle king fights to protect a lost city of gold from an international criminal.
Explorers uncover a lost kingdom ruled by an immortal queen.
In an effort to relieve the suffering of surgery patients, Dr. Thomas Bolton painstakingly develops an opium-based anesthetic, to which he gradually becomes addicted. In order to provide a continual supply of chemicals to continue his experiments and support his addiction, he falls in with a den of murderers who use his signature to sell cadavers to the local hospital.
The jungle king travels to India to protect a child monarch from his enemies.
A convict plots to commit the perfect crime while still behind bars.
Anthony Hancock gives up his office job to become an abstract artist. He has a lot of enthusiasm, but little talent, and critics scorn his work. Nevertheless, he impresses an emerging very talented artist.
The jungle king fights to bring a criminal to justice.
Navy test pilot Lieut. Dan Prescott, in experimental rocket plane Y-13, disobeys orders and becomes the first man to fly outside the ionosphere. Unable to turn, he ejects...and is plastered with metallic meteor dust. The pilot compartment lands with no trace of the pilot... but first cattle, then people, are found with their throats cut as if with an axe, by something that seems to have a craving for blood...
A writer investigating the execution of a serial killer known as "The Haymarket Strangler" 20 years previously begins to suspect that the wrong man might have been hanged. However, when he picks up a scalpel used by the murderer, he finds himself possessed by the killer's spirit and begins committing similar murders.
Work has been going with a bang for freelance assassin Hawkins but a job in England just after the war is a different matter. His apparently easy target, a pompous government minister, is off for some hanky-panky at the Green Man on the south coast, where Hawkins is planning to retire him for good. But before he can get on with this the hit-man has a procession of unwanted visitors at home to dispose of - one way or another.
Cast (feature film)
A 19th-century doctor questions his motives for rescuing a sideshow freak.
An unhappy man goes on a killing spree.
Cinematography (feature film)
A woman is taken in by the gifts she receives from a wealthy baker, unaware of his motives or his marriage status.
American gambler Nick Cain (George Raft) arrives at the Mediterranean town of San Paola, and befriends an orphan Italian shoe-shine boy named Toni (Enzo Staiola). He is puzzled by the reception and welcome he receives from the management of the casino until he finds he has been framed on a charge of murdering a U.S. Treasury Agent. He escapes with Kay Wonderly (Coleen Gray) and they flee to a deserted village where he leaves Kay to hide out. Nick gets aid from a mysterious character named Massine (Charles Goldner), whom he suspects of trying to collect the reward offered on his capture. Nick discovers that the men responsible for the agent's death are members of an international counterfeiting ring, using the casino to pass the bogus money.
After being framed for a policeman's murder, a criminal escapes prison and sets out for revenge.
Writer (feature film)
The jungle king travels to India to protect a child monarch from his enemies.
The jungle king fights to bring a criminal to justice.
Producer (feature film)
A reporter and her fiance are conducting a search in the jungle for a wild boy, the lost son of a downed geologist.
The exploits of John Greyson Davis, a journalist, and Claudia London, a photographer, who, besides being lovers, also make up a world-renowned photojournalism team. In the pilot episode, London and Davis comb New York City seeking "The Bachelor Killer."
Forced to leave their own planet when their sun collides with it, a group of aliens crash-land on Earth and establish a base in Witch Mountain. Later, two of its young members, Tia and Tony, leave the security of their colony to search for others of their kind. During their trek they befriend Jaso
The story, set in Harrington, a small New England town in 1900, follows the escapades of Pollyanna Harrington, a pretty 12-year-old orphan, now the ward of her aunt, who possesses the uncanny knack of bringing out the best in people. In the pilot episode, Pollyanna struggles to prove that Thomas Jen
A second pilot for a potential series based on the many faces of love. Three stories are presented: "The Interview" depicts a verbal sparring match between an egotistical movie director and a probing TV commentator; "Margie Passes" tells of an effervescent teenage girl with an everlasting effect on
James McDonald, an apparent fop who is actually a highwayman, comes to the aid of a young chimney sweep who is accused of stealing an emerald ring. The story is set in England in 1750. Produced in England.
Film Production - Main (special)
Eighth annual live comedy event to benefit the nation's homeless. Features stand-up comedy, musical performances and ensemble sketches. A toll-free 800 number is shown onscreen enabling viewers to make pledges and donations.
Stories from real people who have faced disasters and survived to tell about it. Includes news and home video footage, as well as re-creations of the catastrophes.
Presentation of the NCLR Bravo Awards, which celebrates Latin music and culture and honors individuals who are responsible for the creation and positive portrayal of Latinos in American film and television.
This short documentary provides a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the epic "She" (1965).
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