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The Brotherhood of the Bell (1970)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | TV Movie 17 September 1970
A successful professor has his life disrupted by a secret from his past - in his college days he became a member of a powerful secret society, and now the society has a job for him.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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A successful professor has his life disrupted by a secret from his past - in his college days he became a member of a powerful secret society, and now the society has a job for him.

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First showing anywhere. Glenn Ford, member of a power-mad secret society. His orders: destroy his best friend. With Dean Jagger. The CBS Thursday Night Movies (first showing on television)

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One of the best made-for-TV movies.
14 May 2002 | by (Hampton, VA) – See all my reviews

The Brotherhood of the Bell is a very good movie by any standard, and is one of the best made-for TV movies I've ever seen. The premise is that there exists an elite fraternity whose members occupy positions of power throughout industry, academia, and virtually all levels of government. Glenn Ford plays a member of the fraternity who, in carrying out an assignment, discovers how insidious its actions can be. As a consequence, he tries to reveal it to the public. He quickly discovers just how powerful the Brotherhood is when he loses his job, his wife, and his reputation for attempting to expose it. I realize that this movie is fictional, but I must admit that it has caused me to suspect that their really is an elite oligarchy in this country which does indeed have enormous power. I wish this movie would be made available on video cassette or DVD. It should not be forgotten.


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