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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28 November 1973 (USA)  »

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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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Great movie for TV
16 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I read the book "Lisa Bright and Dark" and this movie holds up next to the book really well. The performances were strong and it dealt with a subject that most decent people didn't talk about at that time-mental illness. I was a teen when I first watched it and read the book and while thankfully me and my friends didn't have the problems that Lisa did, I could still relate to the teen girls love and concern as they watched Lisa slip further and further into mental illness. I wish they would release the old made for TV movies that came out in the early 70's on DVD. I haven't seen this one in 30 years and would love to watch it again.


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