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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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Harry Masters
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Dr. Konstantin Horvathy
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While he studied at the university, Andrew Patterson, a successful professor, was initiated to the order of 'The Brotherhood of the Bell', a secret society, very selective in the choice of its members, who all occupy high positions. Now the 'fraternity' has a job for him, but one that Andrew will not do. The price to pay will be very high for him... Written by Guy Bellinger

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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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17 September 1970 (USA)  »

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La fraternité ou la mort  »

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Spoofs The Joe Pyne Show (1965) See more »

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A Very Special Thriller From An Earlier Time
18 June 2004 | by (Huxley,Iowa) – See all my reviews

Brotherhood Of The Bell is a very special thriller from an earlier time in the made for television era of the early 1970s.I watched this recently, and I compared it with the film The Skulls, and The Skulls lost out.The Skulls storyline just seem to fall apart in the middle of the movie, and I was left feeling flat.The Brotherhood Of The Bell was in a different realm.I was take in from the first frame to the very last frame. I did not want this movie to end. Glenn Ford was excellent as the man under extreme pressure. I think this is his best performance, and I have seen most of his movies. Rosemary Forsythe was so elegant and she played the part of the wife just right.I got a kick out of Will Geer's performance as the father to Glenn Ford's character.It was so unlike his character as grandpa Walton in the Waltons television series.I give this movie a rating of 10 for excellent. I highly recommend this movie to fans of stories about secret societies.


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