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|Also Known As:||Died:||April 1, 1998|
|Born:||July 11, 1922||Cause of Death:||heart failure|
|Birth Place:||Holbrook, Arizona, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Cast (feature film)
An aging outlaw is looking to live out his fantasies as a railway bandit despite being behind bars for twenty years. A former Texas ranger who feels responsible for letting his adversary out plans to go after him one more time.
A movie about the small group of Texans who defended the Alamo against attack by Mexican troops. In 1836, a small garrison of 181 men, led by Jim Bowie, Davy Crockett, and commandant Wiliam Travis, vow to fight for Texas independence from Mexico. They are up against a 6000-strong army led by General
In this pilot to a prospective Travis McGee detective series, Sam Elliott portrays John D. MacDonald's world-weary private eye trying to help charter boat skipper friend Richard Farnsworth salvage his reputation that sank when his boat ran aground, resulting in a death that just might have been fake
In this Western from Louis L'Amour's library of sagebrush sagas, Tom Selleck and Sam Elliott, brothers on opposite sides in the Civil War, return home to find that their younger brother, Jeffrey Osterhage, their two sisters, and Elliott's sweetheart, Katharine Ross (his subsequent real-life wife), have been abducted by a ragtag band of renegades led by Geoffrey Lewis, a rebel officer unable to accept the Confederacy's defeat. Their plan is to exchange the prisoners for guns and ammunition from arms merchant Gene Evans so that they can continue to fight against the Union. Much of the same cast and crew worked previously on the two-part adaptation of L'Amour's "The Sacketts" (1979). One of the now-rare TV Westerns, it was cited for special recognition at the first TV-Movie Awards from the Locarno Film Festival in 1983.
Two Bret Harte adventures, "The Luck of Roaring Camp" and "The Outcasts of Poker Flat", are threaded together and related from Harte's point of view, with Robert Hays playing Harte as an aspiring young writer who goes west in the 1840's in search of adventure. Another in the "Classics Illustrated" s
Blake Edwards' old "Mr. Lucky" series of the early sixties was dusted off for a prospective television updating and Mike Connors took the lead role as the suave gambler who owns a floating hotel and gambling ship in this new version, on which Edwards takes billing as "creative consultant." In this p
Country singer Jerry Reed and Tom Selleck, in his first major role in a made-for-TV movie (following the miniseries, "The Sacketts"), are a pair of good old boys from Montana who make their way to Nashville, are approached by Morgan Fairchild to help locate her missing sister, an aspiring singer, an
A comedy Western about a turn-of-the-century lady investigator who goes to the wide-open spaces to capture a gang of outlaws led by a charming Robin Hood of the plains, leading a band of dispossessed ranchers against a stuffy English land baron who has cheated them out of their property.
Lassie lives with the Mitchell family on their winery in Northern California. She is happy with Clovis Mitchell and his two grandchildren who all love her. But one day, an unpleasant neighbor who is trying to buy the Mitchell winery decides that Lassie might be the dog that survived a fire at his p
A forest fire started by a convict to cover his escape from a road gang threatens to destroy a mountain community. Later (6/11/78) this two-hour movie was cut to ninety minutes and put on TV's first disaster double bill, teamed with Irwin Allen's "Flood."
A buckskin-clad mountain scout helps to move his parents, his brother and sister-in-law and their four children westward in 1860 ahead of the impending war in this sweeping drama based on the film "How the West Was Won." James Arness returned to acting in this one after twenty years as Matt Dillon in "Gunsmoke," and he later continued in the once-in-a-while series (1977-79), also called "How the West Was Won."
A trim A. C. Lyles Western (like the type he made in the 1960s with a stellar cast of veteran actors) that has the Dalton gang riding again, forcing a retired gunman to use his weapons once more to put and end to the Daltons' reign of terror in the climactic battle at Coffeyville, Kansas.
Intrepid secret agent-turned-private eye Matt Helm finds himself involved with an international black market operation in heavy munitions when he tries to protect a beautiful movie star whose life is endangered. The pilot, with Franciosa taking up where Dean Martin left off after four Helm movies, s
Based on the 1971 comedy western "Skin Game," this lark, a pilot to a prospective series that never materialized, had a couple of hapless post-Civil War con men, one black, one white, on the sagebrush trail trying to collect a $15,000 bounty on an outlaw's head. Lou Gossett recreated the role he pla
Someone is mutilating and killing victims in the small desert town of Mescal. After some work, the town's sheriff cannot solve the mystery, so a private investigator is brought in to work on case.
Five extremely disturbed, sociopathic children escape from their psychiatric transport and are taken in unwittingly by a group of adult villagers on winter vacation.
When a white girl is brutally raped and beaten, her community turns into a lynch mob and falsely accuses a Native American. What the revenge-seeking vigilantes do not know, is that their leader, the girl's step-father, is actually guilty of the crime. After the brother of the accused man is killed b
The legendary outlaw clashes with his former best friend, now the sheriff.
Buford Pusser is a tough, Tennessee sheriff, determined to clean up gambling, moonshine whiskey, and prostitution in his town, and is known for using a big stick to smash things up when necessary. Eventually, the criminals in the town form an alliance against Pusser in an effort to take back the town, beating him up and murdering his wife. Now Buford Pusser is really mad...
This lean western with overtones of "High Noon" finds a small-town banker pitted against a vicious gang who will stop at nothing to steal the $200,000 in his vault.
A bounty hunter in the Old West and his long-time rival are both after the reward for a young killer -- dead or alive -- but find themselves menaced by the outlaw's gang of cut-throats.
A con artist poses as a notorious hired gun.
A prospector creates a thriving stagecoach stop at the site of a spring.
A Western crook tries to break out of prison.
A cowboy drifts into a lawless town and brings things back together.
A rancher and a hired gun join forces to take on the criminal who betrayed them both.
Calhoun must fight both outlaws and indians when his stagecoach, carrying a gold shipment, arrives at a relay station.
A part-Indian cowboy avenges his parents' murder.
A reporter fakes insanity to crack a murder committed in an asylum.
Two trappers fight to protect their gold from outlaws.
A marshal nicknamed "The Hangman" because of his track record in hunting down and capturing wanted criminals traces a robbery suspect to a small town. However, the man is known and liked in the town, and the citizens band together to try to help him avoid capture.
A radioactive dinosaur plots a deadly path to London.
During World War II, the crew of a decrepit submarine takes on a team of Army nurses.
Just after making a large gold discovery, an old prospector is ambushed and killed by three masked men but manages to kill two of his attackers before he dies. He also manages to scribble out a will, which is given to detective "Silver" Ward Hogan, who is hired to track down the legitimate heirs and to try to find the third murderer.
Jim Douglas has been relentlessly pursuing the four outlaws who murdered his wife, but finds them in jail about to be hanged. While he waits to witness their execution, they escape; and the townspeople enlist Douglas' aid to recapture them.
Gannon is an imprisoned racketeer kingpin who tries to manipulate his young cellmate into staging a riot and prison break, but the cellmate tries to back out when he realizes other inmates may be killed in the process.
An Air Force colonel in charge of an Alaskan base has his hands full when he falls in love with a defecting Russian pilot.
A singer rises from sordid beginnings to fame and fortune... only to lose it all.
A hopelessly innocent private gets himself kidnapped in Morocco.
Phil Carey, Gene Evans, Martha Hyer, William Bishop, Douglas Kennedy, Don Beddoe. Butch Cassidy tries to enlist former outlaw Phil Carey in his lawless gang but is thwarted by Carey''s fiancee (Martha Hyer) and her task force of women sharpshooters. One of the minor villains is Aaron Spelling, who in 1960 was to launch himself to fame as the producer of Zane Grey Theatre and later as the idea man behind "Charlie''s Angels".
Convict Van Duff engineers a large-scale prison break; the six survivors hide out in a forgotten mine working near the prison, then set out on a long, dangerous journey by foot, car, train and truck to retrieve Duff's bank loot. En route, as they touch the lives of "regular folks," each has his own rendezvous with destiny.
Hitchhiker Johnny McBride is badly hurt and loses his memory when the car he is riding in crashes. Two years later, a clue leads him to his old home town, where he finds he is a murder suspect. Johnny tries to discover the truth about the murder, while pursued by gangsters and several seductive women.
The Jones family, about to prove claim to prime Montana land, is raided by renegade Indians in league with villainous neighbor McCord, who gets most of the stolen cattle. Two survivors are helped by college-educated chief's son Colorados. Now Sierra Nevada Jones must fight for her land against legal technicalities and assorted villains. Can she gain the help of McCord's hired gun, Farrell?
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 scientist keeps an unscrupulous tycoon's brain alive and falls under its influence.
Harum (Rock Hudson) is a fearless man of the people who comes to Bagdad to avenge the murder of his father and meets Krairuzan (Piper Laurie), a princess disguised as a commoner, working against a plot by a band of evil schemers trying to do away with her father, the Caliph. She gives Harum a golden sword which, in his hands, makes him invincible. Harum uses the sword in the name of justice and is doing quite well until a duplicate sword is placed in his scabbard during one of his off-guard moments, and he winds up in chains.
Early in the War of 1812, Captain James Marshall is commissioned to run the British blockade and fetch an unofficial war loan from France. As first mate, Marshall recruits Ben Waldridge, a cashiered former British Navy captain. Waldridge brings his former gun crew...who begin plotting mutiny as soon as they learn there'll be gold aboard. The gold duly arrives, and with it Waldridge's former sweetheart Leslie, who's fond of a bit of gold herself. Which side is Waldridge really on?
A crusading newspaperman fights to save his paper from a hostile takeover.
A model on vacation discovers that her sister's husband is a murderous Ku Klux Klansman.
An Army sergeant romances a WAC in World War II Italy.
The story of a platoon during the Korean War. One by one Corporal Denno's superiors are killed until it comes to the point where he must try to take command responsiblity.
A small-town reporter milks a local disaster to get back into the big time.
Americans trapped behind enemy lines fight off Communists during the Korean War.
A war widow spies for the U.S. in Japanese-occupied Manila.
A gang of small time crooks plots an elaborate jewel heist.
A female music critic marries a rancher and has to adjust to life out West.
A police officer tries to find half a million dollars stolen by gangsters.
In 1869, the United States begins a railroad mail service to the West Coast which proves highly tempting to train robbers, in particular an organized gang with one of the mail's supposed guardians in their pay. Prizefighter Steve Davis, a former army intelligence man, is hired to track down the gang and save the Territorial Mail Service. Steve goes undercover in territorial prison, leans Morse Code from a fellow prisoner, breaks jail, infiltrates the gang...and finds time to romance dance-hall singer Mary, who proves to have hidden depths...
A scientist invents a baseball that can''''t be hit.
Widow Abby Abbott is having serious money problems and has to dip into the family trust in order to pay for her daughter Susan's college tuition. The catch: Abby must also become a co-ed or she can't touch the money. After passing her entrance exams, Abby goes to college and becomes very popular, especially with a handsome English professor whom Susan has a crush on.
A man tries to save his fickle ex-wife from her criminal lover.
A gang of bank robbers is pursued by an insurance investigator.
Allied agents fight an underground Nazi group in post-war Europe.
When his bank is robbed, a teller recognizes one of the crooks as his brother.
Cinematography (feature film)
The Seaver family decides to take their American bulldog Chance, Himalayan cat Sassy, and golden retriever Shadow on a family camping trip to the Canadian Rockies, rather than risk any possibility of them being separated again. But when Chance escapes from his kennel at the San Francisco Internation
Adaptation of Lanford Wilson's play about an adopted teenage Amerasian girl searching for the truth about her birth parents -- an American GI and a Vietnamese woman who met during the Vietnam War.
A love story between an old fisherman and a college student.
Alan Alda plays a classical piano player on the rise who befriends a famous player himself who's at death's door. Unknown to Alda, the guy is a satanist, who arranges to have thier souls switch places at his death, so that he can be young again and continue to play piano (thus needing a skilled piano player like Alda to switch bodies with).
Editing (feature film)
Film Production - Main (feature film)
Story about a vampire who falls in love with a 1990s woman and tries to "re-humanize" himself in order to be with her.
As a result of an automobile accident, a teenager suffers from permanent memory loss and must relearn all he knew. Based on a true story.
A two-part special following the new adventures of Lassie, the beautiful collie, and her new masters, Samantha and Chip Stratton, two orphans who live with their uncle, Stuart Stratton, the editor of a small-town daily in Lake Pines, California. The pilot episode relates the would-be series storylin
The pilot for the series of the same title, relating the exploits of Cass Garrett and Stan Lewis, charter pilots for Spencer Aviation, an organization that undertakes dangerous assignments. In the pilot, Philo McGrew, a dare-devil stunt flyer, inveigles Cass into performing two dangerous stunts at a
Visual Effects (special)
Concert tribute at the Hollywood Bowl to songwriter Jerry Herman.
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
A traditional sagebrush saga based on two novels by Louis L'Amour, the foremost Western author on the contemporary scene, and the first dramatized for television of the seventy-four he has written (eleven are about the Sackett family). This four-hour movie focuses on the three Sackett brothers in Ne
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
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