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House on Greenapple Road (1970)

TV Movie  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  11 January 1970 (USA)
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A detective investigates the disappearance of the promiscuous wife of a timid salesman, and finds that everything is not quite as it appears.

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Lieutenant Dan August
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Marian Ord
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Leona Miller
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George Ord
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Mayor Jack Parker
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Chief Frank Untermyer
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Sergeant Charles Wilentz
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Sal Gilman (as Mark Richman)
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Paul Durstine
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Bill Foley
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Lillian Crane (as Lynda Day)
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Connie Durstine
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Sheriff Muntz
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Margaret Ord
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Reverend Ryan Hagen (as Laurence Dane)
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Storyline

Told in flashbacks, L.A. detective Lieutenant Dan August investigates the disappearance of housewife, Marian Ord whose extramarital activities possibly provide clues to her absence. The police believe she has been murdered by her distraught husband George but they can't come up with a corpse and thereby hangs the mystery. Written by alfiehitchie

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Originally made for cinemas, it was cut by nearly 30 minutes and went straight to ABC-TV on January 11, 1970 where it was a big ratings grabber. See more »

Goofs

The bloodstains shown on the refrigerator at the beginning of the movie are in a completely different location from where they appear when it is later shown whose blood it was and how it got there. In the opening sequence, the stains are on the front of the refrigerator, whereas when they are shown being put on, the streaks go above the top of the door. See more »

Quotes

Chief Frank Untermyer: He's a good cop, Jack. If you take him off this case, you might destroy him.
Mayor Jack Parker: We're all good cops, Frank. It's just that some of us have learned to bend with the wind.
Chief Frank Untermyer: Yeah, who knows. Maybe for a man that just shows a lack of spine.
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Wonderful Made For TV Mystery
23 April 2004 | by (Huxley,Iowa) – See all my reviews

This is the full length pilot for the Dan August television series. This is one of my favorite movies from the early made for tv movie era. The cast is wonderful. Christopher George, Janet Leigh, Eve Plumb, and Julie Harris was an exceptional cast. Janet Leigh was absolutely gorgeous as she always is. Eve Plumb is the actress that played Jan Brady on the television show The Brady Bunch. Christopher George in my opinion, is one of the most under rated actors of all time. Julie Harris was so good too.I love the beautiful colors that they used in filming this movie.The sets were really good to the viewer's eye. I watched this movie a couple of days ago, and I was taken back to the 1970s when I was a teenager.I like this movie a lot better than I liked the actual Dan August television series.The beauty of this movie is, that it shows that a mystery suspense movie can be tastefully done. Superb acting and and an intelligent script can go a long way.I highly recommend this movie to everyone.I have this movie.


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