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The File on Devlin (1969)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  21 November 1969 (USA)
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A young woman finds herself engulfed in Cold War intrigue when her father, a Nobel Prize-winning author, vanishes while travelling near the Russian border. Entrusted by her father with an ... See full summary »


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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »


Credited cast:
Elizabeth Devlin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mary Adams ...
The Maid
Sally Devlin
Barry Cahill ...
The Sergeant
The Police Inspector
Helmut Dantine ...
Hans Raedler
Gregory Gaye ...
The Soviet Ambassador (as Gregory Gay)
Larry Gelbman ...
The Manservant (as Larry J. Gelbmann)
Lew Horn ...
The Intruder
Peter Marland-Jones ...
Kenneth Canfield
Priscilla Morrill ...
Tatiana Kogan
Laurence Naismith ...
Lord Pomeroy
Charles H. Radilak ...
Lancome (as Charles Radilac)


A young woman finds herself engulfed in Cold War intrigue when her father, a Nobel Prize-winning author, vanishes while travelling near the Russian border. Entrusted by her father with an unfinished book he was working on before his trip, the young woman becomes engaged in a power struggle over the material with her estranged stepmother. Suspiciously befriended by a journalist in the midst of the crisis, the young woman ultimately learns that no one is to be trusted - as her father's work is of interest to the intelligence departments of several countries. Written by from the UCLA Film and Television Archive

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Release Date:

21 November 1969 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: The File on Devlin (#19.1)  »

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Commercials for Hallmark Cards, which were featured during the show's commercial breaks, were taped on the NBC-Burbank TV color-tape studio stages. The show's commercials were always taped after the Hallmark MOW had been taped and struck off the Burbank stages. The NBC art department provided the art director and assistant art director to the NBC-Television-Sales Contract Division. Working from Hallmark's advertising agency storyboards, sets and background vignettes featured table top arrangements where the specific seasonal Hallmark Card was displayed. Actors were incorporated in each commercial. Usually, two days of taping occurred with a preliminary day set up and rehearsal. Milt Altman, NBC Supervising art department manager, assigned NBC staff art directors Spencer Davies, Jay Krause, John Shrum, and Hub Braden with the NBC Tele-Sales Division commercial contract assignments. Sets were designed utilizing scenery from the NBC "Johnny Rose" scene dock facilities. Door, window, fireplace, book case units skillfully assembled with NBC's carpenter shop stock wall units matching the commercial storyboard illustration. Each commercial segment "told a story" culminating with a featured seasonal card. The commercials were designed to coincide with the featured Hallmark MOW tele-play scenario. See more »


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

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