ABC Movie of the Week

by WillysJeepMan | created - 20 Oct 2012 | updated - 03 Nov 2012 | Public

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1. Short Walk to Daylight (1972 TV Movie)

73 min | Drama

Eight people are trapped in a New York City subway after an earthquake, and try to find their way out.

Director: Barry Shear | Stars: James Brolin, Don Mitchell, James McEachin, Abbey Lincoln

Votes: 172

2. Bad Ronald (1974 TV Movie)

Unrated | 74 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A perverted teenage boy who lives in the walls of a house finds the house sold to a family after his mother dies, and he falls for one of the new residents.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Scott Jacoby, Pippa Scott, John Larch, Dabney Coleman

Votes: 1,542

3. Killdozer (1974 TV Movie)

Unrated | 74 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A small construction crew on an island is terrorized when some strange spirit-like being takes over a large bulldozer, and goes on a killing rampage.

Director: Jerry London | Stars: Clint Walker, Robert Urich, Carl Betz, Neville Brand

Votes: 1,119

4. Daughter of the Mind (1969 TV Movie)

90 min | Thriller, Horror

A professor of cybernetics comes to believe that his dead daughter is communicating with him from the netherworld.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Don Murray, Ray Milland, Gene Tierney, Barbara Dana

Votes: 266

5. Gidget Grows Up (1969 TV Movie)

75 min | Comedy

After spending the last two years in Europe as an exchange student, Gidget returns home to California only to discover that things have changed. The letters she had been writing to her ... See full summary »

Director: James Sheldon | Stars: Karen Valentine, Edward Mulhare, Paul Petersen, Warner Anderson

Votes: 155

6. Honeymoon with a Stranger (1969 TV Movie)

74 min | Thriller

While vacationing with her husband in Italy, a middle-aged woman wakes up one morning to find that the man in bed with her is not her husband but an imposter. He, however, claims he is her ... See full summary »

Director: John Peyser | Stars: Janet Leigh, Rossano Brazzi, Joseph Lenzi, Cesare Danova

Votes: 69

7. In Name Only (1969 TV Movie)

73 min | Comedy, Romance

Problems arise for Steve and Jill when they discover that the JP that they are using for their marriage bureau is not licensed.

Director: E.W. Swackhamer | Stars: Michael Callan, Ann Prentiss, Eve Arden, Ruth Buzzi

Votes: 10

8. Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976)
Episode: A Matter of Humanities (1969)

TV-G | 100 min | Drama

Marcus Welby hires brash young Doctor Kiley to assist in his bustling general practice. Among Welby's most pressing cases is a young man suffering from aphasia whose wife is seeking to have him committed to an institution.

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Robert Young, James Brolin, Anne Baxter, Susan Strasberg

Votes: 80

9. Arsenic and Old Lace (1969 TV Movie)

Unrated | 90 min | Comedy

A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family.

Director: Robert Scheerer | Stars: Lillian Gish, Helen Hayes, Bob Crane, Fred Gwynne

Votes: 128

10. Seven in Darkness (1969 TV Movie)

74 min | Adventure, Drama

Based on the Leonard Bishop's novel Against Heaven's Hand. Seven blind people are on a plane on their way to a convention for the blind in Seattle. Due to bad weather, the plane crashes and only the seven blind people survive.

Director: Michael Caffey | Stars: Milton Berle, Bill Dyer, Nancy Fisher, Ted Foulkes

Votes: 131

11. The Over-the-Hill Gang (1969 TV Movie)

Unrated | 75 min | Comedy, Western

A retired Texas Ranger and his three aging pals are hired to clean up a lawless town.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Walter Brennan, Edgar Buchanan, Andy Devine, Jack Elam

Votes: 431

12. The Ballad of Andy Crocker (1969 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 74 min | Drama

A returning Vietnam veteran finds out that while he was gone his girlfriend has been forced into marrying someone else, his small business is in ruins, and that those he once thought were his friends are in short supply.

Director: George McCowan | Stars: Lee Majors, Joey Heatherton, Jimmy Dean, Bobby Hatfield

Votes: 151

13. The Immortal Story (1968 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 58 min | Drama

In the Portuguese town of Macao, a wealthy trader named Charles Clay hires two people to recreate a story of a sailor who is paid to impregnate a man's wife.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Roger Coggio, Norman Eshley

Votes: 2,028

14. The Monk (1969 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 74 min | Mystery, Thriller

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Director: George McCowan | Stars: George Maharis, Janet Leigh, Rick Jason, Carl Betz

Votes: 48

15. The Young Lawyers (1969–1971)

60 min | Drama

David Barrett heads an organization in Boston that supports poor and indigent clients with the aid of young lawyers, Aaron Silverman is the young idealist, Pat Walters is the black ... See full summary »

Stars: Zalman King, Judy Pace, Lee J. Cobb, Phillip Clark

Votes: 45

16. Three's a Crowd (1969 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy

An airline pilot tries to balance two wives he has in two separate cities.

Director: Harry Falk | Stars: Larry Hagman, Jessica Walter, E.J. Peaker, Harvey Korman

Votes: 54

17. Wake Me When the War Is Over (1969 TV Movie)

Unrated | 74 min | Comedy

During the latter days of WW2 an American Lieutenant (Berry), accidentally falls out of an airplane that he was on and falls into German territory. He is taken in by a Baroness (Gabor). She... See full summary »

Director: Gene Nelson | Stars: Ken Berry, Eva Gabor, Werner Klemperer, Danielle De Metz

Votes: 137

18. Along Came a Spider (1970 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama

The widow of a scientist who was murdered by his colleagues goes undercover at the research lab where he worked to expose them.

Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Suzanne Pleshette, Ed Nelson, Andrew Prine, Brooke Bundy

Votes: 131

19. Carter's Army (1970 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 70 min | Drama, War

A racist officer is put in charge of a squad of black troops charged with taking an important bridge from the Germans.

Director: George McCowan | Stars: Stephen Boyd, Robert Hooks, Susan Oliver, Roosevelt Grier

Votes: 391

20. Crowhaven Farm (1970 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 74 min | Drama, Horror

A young couple inherits a farm. Hoping that the rural location might help to patch up their strained marriage, they move into it, only to be confronted by the supernatural forces that inhabit it.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Hope Lange, Paul Burke, Lloyd Bochner, John Carradine

Votes: 621

21. Dial Hot Line (1970 TV Movie)

98 min | Drama

The head of a psychiatric telephone hot line gets his associates to get out of the office and into the streets to help people with psychiatric problems.

Director: Jerry Thorpe | Stars: Vince Edwards, Chelsea Brown, Michael Larrain, June Harding

Votes: 25

22. How Awful About Allan (1970 TV Movie)

PG | 73 min | Thriller

After an eight-month stay in a mental hospital, a tormented man comes home to live with his sister; but a mysterious boarder may be trying to kill him.

Director: Curtis Harrington | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Julie Harris, Joan Hackett, Kent Smith

Votes: 592

23. Mister Jerico (1970 TV Movie)

85 min | Adventure

Dudley Jerico sets out to rob corrupt millionaire Victor Rosso of his legendary Gemini diamond.

Director: Sidney Hayers | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Connie Stevens, Herbert Lom, Marty Allen

Votes: 65

24. Night Slaves (1970 TV Movie)

72 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

A man and his wife find themselves stranded in a small western town. He discovers that a strange force has turned the residents into zombies, and runs into a beautiful woman who he believes is the key to the mystery.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: James Franciscus, Lee Grant, Scott Marlowe, Andrew Prine

Votes: 234

25. Quarantined (1970 TV Movie)

74 min | Drama

A family of doctors that runs a medical clinic finds itself up against a sudden cholera epidemic and a movie star who refuses to accept treatment for the disease.

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Gary Collins, John Dehner, Susan Howard, Gordon Pinsent

Votes: 21

26. Run, Simon, Run (1970 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 74 min | Adventure, Thriller

A Papago Indian returns to his reservation after a prison term and searches for his brother's killer.

Director: George McCowan | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Inger Stevens, Royal Dano, James Best

Votes: 174

27. The Challenge (1970 TV Movie)

74 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Gallery, a U.S. commando, and Yuro, an enemy commando, are sent to a no man's Pacific jungle island to capture a crashed U.S. space satellite. Whoever survives, wins. Their nations have agreed to this to avoid war, but they cheat.

Director: George McCowan | Stars: Darren McGavin, Broderick Crawford, James Whitmore, Skip Homeier

Votes: 175

28. The House That Would Not Die (1970 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 74 min | Horror

A tale of witchcraft, black magic and a haunted house in the Amish country.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Richard Egan, Michael Anderson Jr., Kitty Winn

Votes: 519

29. The Love War (1970 TV Movie)

74 min | Sci-Fi

Aliens from two planets at war come to Earth, assume human form and continue their battle.

Director: George McCowan | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Angie Dickinson, Harry Basch, Daniel J. Travanti

Votes: 176

30. The Man Who Wanted to Live Forever (1970 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 75 min | Thriller

A famous heart surgeon finds out that a medical research foundation is being used for shady, and illegal, purposes.

Director: John Trent | Stars: Stuart Whitman, Sandy Dennis, Burl Ives, Tom Harvey

Votes: 36

31. The Old Man Who Cried Wolf (1970 TV Movie)

73 min | Thriller

Emile Pulska is visiting his old friend Abe Stillman. During the visit they are attacked and Emile is struck senseless. When he wakes up he is told that Abe is dead, dead by natural causes,... See full summary »

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Martin Balsam, Diane Baker, Ruth Roman

Votes: 160

32. The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again (1970 TV Movie)

Unrated | 75 min | Comedy, Western, Family

Retired Texas Ranger Nash Crawford re-assembles his former Ranger outfit from the old days to fight crime in his hometown.

Director: George McCowan | Stars: Walter Brennan, Fred Astaire, Edgar Buchanan, Andy Devine

Votes: 300

33. The Young Country (1970 TV Movie)

Unrated | 74 min | Western

An adventurous young gambler searches for the owner of a mysterious fortune.

Director: Roy Huggins | Stars: Walter Brennan, Joan Hackett, Wally Cox, Pete Duel

Votes: 53

34. Tribes (1970 TV Movie)

G | 90 min | Drama

A Marine Corps drill instructor who is disgusted by the fact that the Corps now accepts draftees finds himself pitted against a hippie who has been drafted but refuses to accept the military's way of doing things.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Darren McGavin, Earl Holliman, Jan-Michael Vincent, John Gruber

Votes: 641

35. Weekend of Terror (1970 TV Movie)

74 min | Thriller

Three nuns on a weekend trip are held hostage by escaped convicts.

Director: Jud Taylor | Stars: Robert Conrad, Carol Lynley, Lee Majors, Lois Nettleton

Votes: 160

36. Wild Women (1970 TV Movie)

Approved | 74 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Five female convicts are recruited to secretly transport arms into Mexican-held Texas in 1840.

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Anne Francis, Marilyn Maxwell, Marie Windsor

Votes: 61

37. A Little Game (1971 TV Movie)

73 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A hostile youngster who will stop at nothing to break up his mother's marriage is suspected of homicide, and his stepfather fears that he may be the boy's next victim.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Diane Baker, Ed Nelson, Howard Duff, Katy Jurado

Votes: 78

38. A Taste of Evil (1971 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 73 min | Horror, Thriller

On her way home from a stay at a mental institution after a traumatic rape, a woman realizes that someone is deliberately trying to drive her insane.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Barbara Parkins, Roddy McDowall, William Windom

Votes: 392

39. Alias Smith and Jones (1971–1973)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

Hannibal Heyes and Kid Curry, two of the most wanted outlaws in the history of the West, are popular "with everyone except the railroads and the banks", since "in all the trains and banks ... See full summary »

Stars: Ben Murphy, Roger Davis, Pete Duel, Dennis Fimple

Votes: 1,310

40. Assault on the Wayne (1971 TV Movie)

74 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

During the Cold War, enemy agents, posing as U.S. Navy crew, sabotage a nuclear submarine and steal its anti-ballistic missile guidance system.

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Lloyd Haynes, Dewey Martin, Leonard Nimoy

Votes: 123

41. Brian's Song (1971 TV Movie)

G | 73 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

Based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers that he is dying.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: James Caan, Billy Dee Williams, Jack Warden, Bernie Casey

Votes: 6,328

42. Earth II (1971 TV Movie)

G | 100 min | Sci-Fi

When Earth II, an orbiting research space station, is menaced by a Red Chinese nuclear weapon, its 2,000 inhabitants take action to disarm and dispose of the missile without resorting to violence.

Director: Tom Gries | Stars: Gary Lockwood, Scott Hylands, Hari Rhodes, Anthony Franciosa

Votes: 261

43. Congratulations, It's a Boy! (1971 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 73 min | Comedy

A bachelor's life is interrupted by the appearance of a teenager who claims to be his son.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Bill Bixby, Diane Baker, Jack Albertson, Ann Sothern

Votes: 73

44. The Deadly Dream (1971 TV Movie)

73 min | Drama, Thriller

A scientist keeps having dreams that he is marked for murder by a mysterious tribunal for something that he's not aware that he's done, and that his wife and his friends are part of the ... See full summary »

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Janet Leigh, Carl Betz, Leif Erickson

Votes: 135

45. Death Takes a Holiday (1971 TV Movie)

73 min | Drama, Fantasy

Death takes a human form and visits Earth to try to find out why humans want so desperately to cling to life. He unexpectedly falls in love with a beautiful young woman.

Director: Robert Butler | Stars: Yvette Mimieux, Monte Markham, Myrna Loy, Bert Convy

Votes: 184

46. Do Not Fold, Spindle or Mutilate (1971 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 73 min | Comedy, Mystery

Four elderly ladies with a lot of time on their hands get the idea to create a fictional "girl" for a computer dating service. However, things take a turn for the worse when their ... See full summary »

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Helen Hayes, Vince Edwards, Myrna Loy, Mildred Natwick

Votes: 127

47. Dr. Cook's Garden (1971 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama, Thriller

A young doctor returns to his New England home town after a long absence. He visits with the town's kindly old physician, Dr. Cook, a man he has admired since childhood. However, he soon ... See full summary »

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Bing Crosby, Frank Converse, Blythe Danner, Thomas Barbour

Votes: 141

48. Duel (1971 TV Movie)

PG | 90 min | Action, Thriller

A business commuter is pursued and terrorized by the malevolent driver of a massive tractor-trailer.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Dennis Weaver, Jacqueline Scott, Eddie Firestone, Lou Frizzell

Votes: 53,354

49. Escape (1971 TV Movie)

73 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

A scientist's experiment could lead to the first man-made, functioning, living organism. An elite escape artist-private investigator is working to stop him.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Christopher George, William Windom, Marlyn Mason, Avery Schreiber

Votes: 59

50. Five Desperate Women (1971 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 73 min | Drama, Thriller

Five young women vacation together at a resort on an isolated island. They are the resort's only customers and, aside from the boat Captain who brought them there and the resort's handyman,... See full summary »

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Robert Conrad, Anjanette Comer, Bradford Dillman, Joan Hackett

Votes: 130

51. If Tomorrow Comes (1971 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 73 min | Drama, Romance, War