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Fame Is the Name of the Game (1966)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  26 November 1966 (USA)
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An investigative reporter looks into the murder of a call girl. His investigation unearths her diary, with the names of many prominent people in it. He sets out to find her killer from ... See full summary »

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An investigative reporter looks into the murder of a call girl. His investigation unearths her diary, with the names of many prominent people in it. He sets out to find her killer from among the names contained in it. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Produced by Universal for NBC-TV, the same entities that pioneered the made-for-TV movie (with 1964's See How They Run (1964), the first full-length film produced especially for home television), this TV-movie was the first tele-film produced as a pilot that was picked up for a regular TV series (becoming The Name of the Game (1968). See more »

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