Movies Made for Television, 1964-2004, 1st Edition

  • Alvin H. Marill
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  • ISBN-10: 0810859351
  • ISBN-13: 9780810859357
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 2088 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2005 | Published/Released May 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2005

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Overview

In October 1964, NBC aired the first made-for-television film, See How They Run, starring John Forsythe, Jane Wyatt, Leslie Nielsen, and George Kennedy. In the more than forty years since, more than 5,400 made-for-television films and miniseries have been produced. Television historian Alvin H. Marill has compiled a comprehensive listing of every one of these films, which have been assembled in this publication.

But this is no mere list. The exhaustive entries cite each film's original network, airdate, and length of broadcast. Along with a brief summary, each entry also includes extensive production credits (director, writer, producer, composer, director of photography, and editor) and a complete cast (and character) listing.

The first four volumes are arranged by decade(s):
Volume 1: 1964-1979
Volume 2: 1980-1989
Volume 3: 1990-1999
Volume 4: 2000-2004

Entries are arranged alphabetically for quick access, and each volume also contains a chronology of films produced in that period. Volume 5, the index, includes a list of each actor and director, as well as source material (books and plays).

From television pilots like Prescription: Murder (1967), the film that introduced Peter Falk's Columbo, to epic miniseries such as Angels in America (2003), every film has been acknowledged, every actor identified, and every character named. This remains a unique undertaking; there simply is no other compendium like it. Movies Made for Television, 1964-2004 will be a valuable resource for scholars and historians of television and popular culture, as well as anyone interested in the medium.

About the Author:
Alvin H. Marill has spent his career in broadcasting, direct marketing, and publishing. Since 1980, he has been a contributing editor to Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide and is also a charter member of the Television Movie Hall of Fame.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Foreword by Leonard Maltin.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
1: 11th Victim.
2: 21 Hours at Munich.
3: The 3,000 Mile Chase.
4: The 500-Pound Jerk.
5: The Abduction of Saint Anne.
6: Act of Violence.
7: The Adventures of Don Quixote.
8: The Adventures of Nick Carter.
9: Adventures of the Queen.
10: The Affair.
11: Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn.
12: Alias Smith and Jones.
13: All Creatures Great and Small.
14: All My Darling Daughters.
15: All Quiet on the Western Front.
16: All the Kind Strangers.
17: All Together Now.
18: Aloha Means Goodbye.
19: Along Came a Spider.
20: The Alpha Caper.
21: Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill.
22: The Amazing Howard Hughes.
23: Amelia Earhart.
24: An American Christmas Carol.
25: Anatomy of a Seduction.
26: And Baby Makes Six.
27: And I Alone Survived.
28: And No One Could Save Her.
29: And Your Name Is Jonah.
30: Any Second Now.
31: The Aquarians.
32: Are You in the House Alone?.
33: The Art of Crime.
34: Arthur Hailey’s “The Moneychangers”.
35: Arthur Hailey’s “Wheels”.
36: Aspen.
37: Assault on the Wayne.
38: Assignment: Munich.
39: The Astronaut.
40: Attack on Terror: The FBI Versus the Ku Klux Klan.
41: Aunt Mary.
42: The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.
43: The Awakening Land.
44: B.J. and the Bear.
45: Babe.
46: Backstairs at the White House.
47: Bad Ronald.
48: Baffled!.
49: The Bait.
50: The Ballad of Andy Crocker.
51: Banacek: Detour to Nowhere.
52: Banjo Hackett: Roamin’ Free.
53: Banyon.
54: The Barbary Coast.
55: The Bastard.
56: Battered.
57: Beach Patrol.
58: The Beasts Are on the Streets.
59: Beauty and the Beast.
60: Before and After.
61: Beg, Borrow...or Steal.
62: Beggarman, Thief.
63: Benny & Barney: Las Vegas Undercover.
64: Berlin Affair.
65: The Bermuda Depths.
66: The Best Place to Be.
67: Betrayal (ABC, 12/3/1974, 90 mins).
68: Betrayal (NBC, 11/13/1978, 120 mins).
69: Better Late Than Never.
70: Beyond the Bermuda Triangle.
71: Big Bob Johnson & His Fantastic Speed Circus.
72: The Big Rip-Off.
73: Big Rose.
74: The Billion Dollar Threat.
75: Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid.
76: The Birdmen.
77: Birds of Prey.
78: Birth of the Beatles.
79: Black Beauty.
80: Black Market Baby.
81: Black Noon.
82: Black Water Gold.
83: Blind Ambition.
84: Bloodsport.
85: The Blue Knight (NBC, 11/11/1973 to 11/16/1973, 3 Parts, 4 hours).
86: The Blue Knight (CBS, 5/9/1975, 90 mins).
87: The Borgia Stick.
88: Born Innocent.
89: The Borrowers.
90: The Bounty Man.
91: The Boy in the Plastic Bubble.
92: A Brand New Life.
93: The Bravos.
94: Breaking Up.
95: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do.
96: Breakout.
97: Brenda Starr.
98: Brian’s Song.
99: Bridger.
100: Brief Encounter.
101: Brink’s: The Great Robbery.
102: Brock’s Last Case.
103: Brotherhood of the Bell.
104: Bud and Lou.
105: But I Don’t Want to Get Married!.
106: The Cable Car Murder.
107: Cage Without a Key.
108: The California Kid.
109: Call Her Mom.
110: The Call of the Wild.
111: Call to Danger.
112: Can Ellen Be Saved?.
113: Can You Hear the Laughter? The Story of Freddie Prinze.
114: Cannon.
115: Captain America.
116: Captain America II.
117: Captains and the Kings.
118: Captains Courageous.
119: Carter’s Army.
120: A Case of Rape.
121: The Castaways on Gilligan’s Island.
122: The Cat Creature.
123: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
124: The Catcher.
125: Catholics.
126: Centennial (NBC, 10/1/1978, 3 hours).
127: Centennial (NBC, 10/8/1978, 2 hours).
128: Centennial (NBC, 10/28/1978, 2 hours).
129: Centennial (NBC, 11/4/1978, 2 hours).
130: Centennial (NBC, 11/11/1978, 2 hours).
131: Centennial (NBC, 12/3/1978, 2 hours).
132: Centennial (NBC, 12/10/1978, 2 hours).
133: Centennial (NBC, 1/14/1979, 2 hours).
134: Centennial (NBC, 1/21/1979, 2 hours).
135: Centennial (NBC, 1/28/1979, 2 hours).
136: Centennial (NBC, 2/3/1979, 2 hours).
137: Centennial (NBC, 2/4/1979, 3 hours).
138: The Chadwick Family.
139: The Challenge.
140: The Challengers.
141: Champions: A Love Story.
142: Charleston.
143: Charlie Cobb: Nice Night for a Hanging.
144: Charlie’s Angels.
145: Chase.
146: The Child Stealer.
147: The Chisholms.
148: Christmas Lilies of the Field.
149: Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A..
150: A Christmas to Remember.
151: Cindy.
152: A Circle of Children.
153: The City (ABC, 5/17/1971, 120 mins).
154: The City (NBC, 1/12/1977, 90 mins).
155: City Beneath the Sea.
156: Class of ’63.
157: A Clear and Present Danger.
158: Climb an Angry Mountain.
159: The Clone Master.
160: Code Name: Diamond Head.
161: Coffee, Tea or Me.
162: A Cold Night’s Death.
163: Come Back, Little Sheba.
164: The Comedy Company.
165: Companions in Nightmare.
166: The Concrete Cowboys.
167: Congratulations, It’s a Boy!.
168: The Connection.
169: Conspiracy of Terror.
170: Contract on Cherry Street.
171: Cool Million.
172: Cops and Robin.
173: Corey: For the People.
174: The Corn Is Green.
175: Cotton Candy.
176: The Count of Monte Cristo.
177: The Couple Takes a Wife.
178: The Courage and the Passion.
179: Cover Girls.
180: The Cracker Factory.
181: Crash.
182: Crawlspace.
183: Crime Club (CBS, 3/6/1973, 90 mins).
184: Crime Club (CBS, 4/3/1975, 90 mins).
185: Crisis in Mid-Air.
186: Crisis in Sun Valley.
187: The Critical List.
188: The Crooked Hearts.
189: Crossfire.
190: Crowhaven Farm.
191: Cruise Into Terror.
192: A Cry for Help.
193: A Cry in the Wilderness.