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House on Greenapple Road (1970)

A detective investigates the disappearance of the promiscuous wife of a timid salesman, and finds that everything is not quite as it appears.

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Cast

Credited cast:
... Marian Ord
... Leona Miller
... George Ord
... Mayor Jack Parker
... Chief Frank Untermyer
... Sgt. Charles Wilentz
... Lt. Dan August
... Sal Gilman (as Mark Richman)
... Paul Durstine
... Bill Foley
... Lillian Crane (as Lynda Day)
... Connie Durstine
... Sheriff Muntz
... Margaret Ord
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Reverend Ryan Hagen (as Laurence Dane)
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Told in flashbacks, L.A. detective Lieutenant Dan August investigates the disappearance of housewife, Marian Ord whose extramarital activities possibly provide clues to her absence. The police believe she has been murdered by her distraught husband George but they can't come up with a corpse and thereby hangs the mystery. Written by alfiehitchie

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Pilot for the TV series Dan August (1970) which starred Burt Reynolds in the title roll. In this TV movie, he's played by Christopher George. See more »

Goofs

When the detectives August and Wilentz go to the Ord house to meet up with George Ord they park their car at the curb. Later a patrol car arrives with George Ord and it stops at the same spot where the detectives parked their car but it is nowhere to be seen. See more »

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Chief Frank Untermyer: He's a good cop, Jack. If you take him off this case, you might destroy him.
Mayor Jack Parker: We're all good cops, Frank. It's just that some of us have learned to bend with the wind.
Chief Frank Untermyer: Yeah, who knows. Maybe for a man that just shows a lack of spine.
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If You Get The Chance To See It, Do So
27 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

I'm glad to see all of the positive comments for this unjustly neglected - and, apparently, largely unknown - made-for-TV movie. Can't imagine why it's not available on home video (or at least on the Mystery Channel or some such).

This whodunnit is presented with style and economy; a lean, mean little thriller, with a prestigious cast that just won't quit. In case you didn't peruse the names, I'll spotlight a few: Janet Leigh, Julie Harris, Walter Pigeon, Keenan Wynn, Barry Sullivan, William Windom, Ed Asner and, of course, Chris George, a solid and dependable actor with screen presence and authority, who was taken from us too soon. Not many made-for-TV movies that weren't big-deal miniseries had casts like this (if any).

Along with these are some players whose names may not be as well-known, but whose talent is as illustrious as those named above, and whose faces will be quite familiar to anyone who was a TV viewer during the late 60's-early 70's. Tim O'Connor, Paul Fix and Joanne Linville deserve honorable mention.

This production is intelligent, witty and literate; indeed, some elements of the plot, dialogue and visuals were pretty strong for TV of the day. At any rate, it's far superior to so many of the tired retreads that pass for mystery-thrillers today (unless you watch the BBC a lot.)

All in all, a nifty picture that deserves to be seen


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