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Lisa, Bright and Dark (1973)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  28 November 1973 (USA)
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Three teenage girls try to help their girlfriend, who is having a nervous breakdown that conventional therapy seems to be failing to remedy.

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Margaret Schilling
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William Schilling
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Lisa Schilling
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Elizabeth
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Mary Nell Fickett
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Betsy Goodman
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Brian Morris
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Arthur Milne
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John Fickett
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Buddy King
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Three teenage girls try to help their girlfriend, who is having a nervous breakdown that conventional therapy seems to be failing to remedy.

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: Lisa, Bright and Dark (#23.1)  »

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Anson Williams got Erin Moran the job as Joanie on Happy Days having met her on this TV movie. Joanie was played by another actress in the pilot episode, and Erin took the role once the series began. See more »

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Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

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A Great Hallmark Hall of Fame Movie
25 August 2004 | by (Atlanta, Georgia) – See all my reviews

This is one of those Hallmark Hall of Fame specials that helped to cement their reputation for being well-made, well-acted quality production. Kay Lenz is outstanding as Lisa, and the supporting cast is also excellent. This is one that still holds up today, even though it was made many years ago. When this was made, mental illness wasn't a popular subject for serious treatment by television, but this sensitive,thoughtful movie helped to be a pioneer for all of the television movies dealing with mental illness (like Sybil, The Cracker Factory, and many others)that would come afterwards. The Seventies was a coming of age time for television drama. Lisa, Bright and Dark was a definite pioneer.


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