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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.

Director:

Robert Day

Writers:

Harold R. Daniels (novel), George Eckstein (teleplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Janet Leigh ... Marian Ord
Julie Harris ... Leona Miller
Tim O'Connor ... George Ord
Walter Pidgeon ... Mayor Jack Parker
Barry Sullivan ... Chief Frank Untermyer
Keenan Wynn ... Sgt. Charles Wilentz
Christopher George ... Lt. Dan August
Peter Mark Richman ... Sal Gilman (as Mark Richman)
William Windom ... Paul Durstine
Burr DeBenning ... Bill Foley
Lynda Day George ... Lillian Crane (as Lynda Day)
Joanne Linville ... Connie Durstine
Edward Asner ... Sheriff Muntz
Eve Plumb ... Margaret Ord
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lawrence Dane ... Reverend Ryan Hagen (as Laurence Dane)
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Storyline

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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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 1970 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Originally made for cinemas, it was cut by nearly 30 minutes and went straight to ABC-TV on January 11, 1970 where it was a big ratings grabber. 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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Excellent TV Movie with Janet Leigh & Christopher George!
27 October 2003 | by HoohawnaynaySee all my reviews

This is probably one of the best TV movies made in this era. Great opening scene with Eve Plumb finding one of the bloodiest crime scenes in any movie of the era (TV or Theater). All that blood and no body! We see Janet in flashbacks to great advantage with a who's who of Hollywood at the time (Peter Mark Richman, William Windom, etc) Great locations as well, the "House" is in Pacific Palisades, the old Oxnard, CA Library serves as the police station. The old Santa Monica Beach Home of Marion Davies is the Country Club. Great acting all the way around. The flashbacks are really interesting and do not get boring. I never get tired of seeing this great movie, I wish it were on DVD! Julie Harris is also very good in a rare TV role. Too bad they didn't use Christopher George in the series, it may have lasted longer. Look for Chris' wife Lynda Day in a small role as a pothead secretary. The ending is a plot twist as well, and kind of ironic considering Janet's earlier work in Psycho.


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