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A TV reporter investigates compromising photographs of a nominee to the Supreme Court.

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Steven Spielberg

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Mark Rodgers (teleplay), William Link (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Landau ... Paul Savage
Barbara Bain ... Gail Abbott
Will Geer ... Joel Ryker
Paul Richards ... Peter Brooks
Michele Carey ... Allison Baker
Barry Sullivan ... Judge Daniel Stern
Louise Latham ... Marian Stern
Susan Howard ... Lee Raynolds
Dabney Coleman ... Ted Seligson
Pat Harrington Jr. ... Russell
Jack Bender ... Jerry
Victor Millan Victor Millan ... Diector
Warren J. Kemmerling ... Lieutenant Chambers (as Warren Kemmerling)
Danny Goldman Danny Goldman ... Commercial Director
Richard Stahl Richard Stahl ... Photographer
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A TV reporter investigates compromising photographs of a nominee to the Supreme Court.

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Savage File See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Carl Gottlieb has a small role as a floorman. Gottlieb, a friend of director Steven Spielberg, wrote the screenplay for Jaws (1975). See more »

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Referenced in Steven Spielberg and the Small Screen (2004) See more »

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Early Spielberg TV-movie (pilot)
8 December 2016 | by ofke-1See all my reviews

Martin Landau plays TV-reporter Paul Savage in this TV-pilot that was never picked up as a series. This was the final TV-film directed by Steven Spielberg, before his first theatrical feature film came out in 1974, 'The Sugarland Express'.

I like the opening sequence, because it sets up the main character in a campy, yet flashy way and sets the tone for the rest of the news-oriented 'film'. Landau is a good fit for the smart, confident (sometimes arrogant) Savage. It takes a while for the story to pick up steam, but once it gets going, 'Savage' is an interesting combination of politics, ethics and crime.

If you can find it, 'Savage' is certainly worth a viewing, especially for Spielberg-fans/collectors. If you can't find it, watch 'Duel' instead, an early Spielberg-classic (1971, available on DVD).


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