Best Tv Movie Movies of 1959

1.

A Doll's House

3.6
7.3/10 IMDB

A wealthy woman's attempts to help her financially troubled husband go unrewarded.

Starring: Julie Harris, Christopher Plummer, Hume Cronyn, Eileen Heckart, Jason Robards, Katharine Raht, Mildred Trares, Richard Thomas, Maggie King, Randy Gaynes ..
Directed by: George Schaefer
Release date: 1959-11-15
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1959 : What Makes Sammy Run?
2.

What Makes Sammy Run?

3.2
7.9/10 IMDB

An adaptation of Budd Schulberg's incendiary 1941 novel about the rise of an unscrupulous Hollywood producer. The production was divided into two parts and aired on NBC's Sunday Showcase.

Starring: Larry Blyden, John Forsythe, Barbara Rush, Dina Merrill, Sidney Blackmer, Norman Fell, Jay Lawrence, Horace McMahon, Nelson Olmsted, David Opatoshu ..
Directed by: Delbert Mann
Release date: 1959-09-27
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1959 : The Alphabet Conspiracy
3.

The Alphabet Conspiracy

3.1
7.6/10 IMDB

Dr. Frank Baxter, with the help of The Mad Hatter and Jabberwock, takes young Judy exploring the world of language, in which she finds out that language is for doing more than just talking.

Starring: Frank Baxter, Daws Butler, Hans Conried, Stanley Adams, Cheryl Callaway, Cactus Mack, Shorty Rogers, Dolores Starr ..
Directed by: Robert B. Sinclair
Release date: 1959-01-26
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1959 : Destination Space
4.

Destination Space

2.1
4.9/10 IMDB

1959 television science fiction

Starring: Harry Townes, John Agar, Whitney Blake, Cecil Kellaway ..
Directed by: Joseph Pevney
Release date: 1959-01-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1959 : The World of Sholom Aleichem
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The World of Sholom Aleichem

1.9
8.5/10 IMDB

This omnibus release consists of three playlets filmed and aired during television's Golden Age, and starring some of the legends of film and television. The collection originally ran as a two-hour segment on December 14, 1959, on the anthology series The Play of the Week, broadcast locally in New York City via the independent radio station WNTA. Each "tale" in the anthology was adapted from a single tale by the inimitable Sholom Aleichem, regarded by many as the "Yiddish Mark Twain". Included are: "A Tale of Chelm" starring Zero Mostel and Nancy Walker in the story of a bookseller attempting to buy a goat; "Bontche Schweig" about a poor man (Jack Gilford) whose recent arrival in Heaven makes the angels cry; and "The High School" about a Jewish merchant (Morris Carnovsky) persuaded by his wife (Gertrude Berg) to let their son attend a particular high school despite the enforcement of quotas for Jewish students.

Starring: Gertrude Berg, Sam Levene, Zero Mostel, Morris Carnovsky, Lee Grant, Nancy Walker, Jack Gilford, Charlotte Rae, Elsa Freed, Henry Lascoe ..
Directed by: Don Richardson
Release date: 1959-12-14
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1959 : Medea
6.

Medea

1.9
8.3/10 IMDB

A betrayed queen takes a terrible revenge.

Starring: Judith Anderson, Aline MacMahon, Don McHenry, Colleen Dewhurst, Jacqueline Brookes, Betty Miller, Morris Carnovsky, Henry Brandon, Eric Berry, Michael Wager ..
Directed by: José Quintero, H. Wesley Kenney
Release date: 1959-10-12
7.

Startime: Turn of the Screw

1.8
8.0/10 IMDB

The Turn of the Screw was episode 3 of the television program Startime, which aired 33 episodes between October 6, 1959, and May 31, 1960. It was an anthology show of drama, comedy, and variety, and was one of the first American television shows broadcast in color. The program ran on Tuesday nights in the United States on the NBC television network. In The Turn of the Screw, based on the short story by Henry James, a governess (Ingrid Bergman) put in charge of two young children begins to see the ghost of her dead predecessor. The episode was directed by John Frankenheimer and first aired on October 20, 1959. Cast: Ingrid Bergman – Governess, Isobel Elsom – Mrs. Grose, Hayward Morse – Miles, Alexandra Wager – Flora, Paul Stevens – Peter Quint, Laurinda Barrett – Miss Jessel.

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Isobel Elsom, Hayward Morse, Alexandra Wager, Paul Stevens, Laurinda Barrett ..
Directed by: John Frankenheimer
Release date: 1959-10-20
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1959 : The Turn of the Screw
8.

The Turn of the Screw

1.8
8.0/10 IMDB

A governess put in charge of two young children begins to see the ghost of her dead predecessor.

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Isobel Elsom, Hayward Morse, Alexandra Wager, Laurinda Barrett, Paul Stevens ..
Directed by: John Frankenheimer
Release date: 1959-10-19
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1959 : For Whom the Bell Tolls: Part 1
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For Whom the Bell Tolls: Part 1

1.7
7.6/10 IMDB

During the Spanish Civil War, an American allied with the Republicans finds romance during a desperate mission to blow up a strategically important bridge.

Starring: Jason Robards, Herbert Berghof, Joseph Bernard, Nicholas Colasanto, Steven Hill, Marc Lawrence, Nehemiah Persoff, Sydney Pollack, Maria Schell, Milton Selzer ..
Directed by: John Frankenheimer
Release date: 1959-03-12
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1959 : The Moon and Sixpence
10.

The Moon and Sixpence

1.7
7.5/10 IMDB

A staid, dull Englishman abruptly deserts his wife and children to become a painter in the South Seas.

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Denholm Elliott, Judith Anderson, Jean Marsh, Cyril Cusack, Murray Matheson ..
Directed by: Robert Mulligan
Release date: 1959-10-30
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1959 : The Killers of Mussolini
11.

The Killers of Mussolini

1.7
7.5/10 IMDB

As the Salo Republic crumbles around him, Mussolini, along with his mistress and several of his ministers flee with retreating Nazi soldiers, but are caught at the town of Dongo by red partisans. All are brutally executed without trial.

Starring: Nehemiah Persoff, Harry Guardino, Michael Ansara, Ilka Windish, John Dehner, Eduardo Ciannelli, Lawrence Dobkin, Frank Puglia, Erika Remberg, Arthur Batanides ..
Directed by: Buzz Kulik
Release date: 1959-06-04
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1959 : The Frank Sinatra Timex Show: An Afternoon with Frank Sinatra
12.

The Frank Sinatra Timex Show: An Afternoon with Frank Sinatra

1.6
7.2/10 IMDB

At the beginning of the program, Peter Lawford explains that Frank Sinatra's plans to film his TV special outdoors in sunny Palm Springs have foundered because an extended rainstorm has turned their desert location into a morass of mud. The company is forced to move inside a stark studio instead and delivers their songs with a minimum of props but a maximum of verve.

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Peter Lawford, Hermione Gingold, Juliet Prowse ..
Directed by: Bill Colleran
Release date: 1959-12-13
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1959 : A Christmas Carol
13.

A Christmas Carol

1.3
5.6/10 IMDB

Another version of the Dickens classic. Originally an episode of Fredric March Presents Tales from Dickens. Later released on home video on it's own.

Starring: Fredric March, Basil Rathbone, Alexander Gauge, Michael McCarthy, Walter Hudd, Toke Townley ..
Directed by: Ross MacKenzie
Release date: 1959-12-27
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1959 : 13 Demon Street: Green Are the Leaves
14.

13 Demon Street: Green Are the Leaves

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

A film crew doing a live broadcast from a haunted castle is convinced that a strangling was committed by a real ghost.

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., John Crawford, Anne Wakefield, Jason Lindsay, Lauritz Falk, George Bisset ..
Directed by: Curt Siodmak
Release date: 1959-02-05
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1959 : The Frank Sinatra Timex Show
15.

The Frank Sinatra Timex Show

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

The first Timex Show from Frank Sinatra with friends Dean Martin, Bing Crosby and others.

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Mitzi Gaynor, Bing Crosby, Jimmy Durante ..
Directed by: Bill Colleran
Release date: 1959-10-19
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1959 : 13 Demon Street: Murder in the Mirror
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13 Demon Street: Murder in the Mirror

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

An antique mirror reflects the image of a long-ago murder committed before its gaze.

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Ben Breen, Doreen Denning, Vernon Young, Ralph Brown, Jill Donohue, Robert St. Clair ..
Directed by: Curt Siodmak
Release date: 1959-02-26
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1959 : 13 Demon Street: Never Steal a Warlock's Wife
17.

13 Demon Street: Never Steal a Warlock's Wife

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

A husband plots to prevent his unfaithful wife from leaving with her lover.

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Alan Blair, Lorri Scott, Robert Kanter, Ben Bennett, Hilda Bruce-Potter, Sydney Coulson ..
Directed by: Curt Siodmak
Release date: 1959-03-05
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1959 : 13 Demon Street: Book of Ghouls
18.

13 Demon Street: Book of Ghouls

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

An ancient book of incantations holds the key to untold wealth.

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Charles Nolte, Vernon Young, Berit Lind, Sten Skragge, Albert Contreras ..
Directed by: Curt Siodmak
Release date: 1959-03-12
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1959 : Meet Me in St. Louis
19.

Meet Me in St. Louis

0.0
7.1/10 IMDB

This adaptation of the classic 1944 film musical explores the lives of the close-knit Smith family -- mother, father, grandfather, and five children -- who live in St. Louis in the year 1903.

Starring: Tab Hunter, Jane Powell, Walter Pidgeon, Jeanne Crain, Reta Shaw, Ed Wynn, Myrna Loy, Patty Duke, Kelly Brown, Donald Symington ..
Directed by: George Schaefer
Release date: 1959-04-26
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1959 : 13 Demon Street: The Girl in the Glacier
20.

13 Demon Street: The Girl in the Glacier

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

An archaeologist becomes obsessed with the beautiful naked female found frozen in time inside a glacier.

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Frank Taylor, Sara Harts, Jason Lindsay, Lennart Melin, Torsten Lilliecrona, Gordon Adler, Ann Catrine Widlund ..
Directed by: Curt Siodmak
Release date: 1959-03-12
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1959 : 13 Demon Street: The Secret of the Telescope
21.

13 Demon Street: The Secret of the Telescope

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

A man believes that a telescope containing magical powers will make him rich, only to receive a dire prediction instead.

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Charles Nolte, Lorri Scott, Hortensia Hedström, Olle Granberg, Sydney Coulson ..
Directed by: Curt Siodmak
Release date: 1959-03-26
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1959 : 13 Demon Street: The Vine of Death
22.

13 Demon Street: The Vine of Death

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

An archaeologist plants calcified bulbs dating back nearly 4000 years, with deadly consequences.

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Pat Clavin, Lauritz Falk, Don Molin, Robert St. Clair, Ingemar Pallin ..
Directed by: Curt Siodmak
Release date: 1959-03-26
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1959 : 13 Demon Street: A Gift of Murder
23.

13 Demon Street: A Gift of Murder

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

A voodoo doll offers up vengeance for a determined businessman.

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Charles Nolte, Doreen Denning, Birgitta Ander, Greg Prinz, Lennart Klefbom, Lauritz Falk ..
Directed by: Curt Siodmak
Release date: 1959-01-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1959 : For Whom the Bell Tolls: Part 2
24.

For Whom the Bell Tolls: Part 2

0.0
7.8/10 IMDB

The Second and final part of CBS studio's production of For Whom the Bell Tolls. The completion of the mission has tragic consequences.

Starring: Joseph Bernard, Nicholas Colasanto, Steven Hill, Marc Lawrence, Nehemiah Persoff, Sydney Pollack, Jason Robards, Maria Schell, Milton Selzer, Vladimir Sokoloff ..
Directed by: John Frankenheimer
Release date: 1959-03-19
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1959 : 13 Demon Street: Fever
25.

13 Demon Street: Fever

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

A doctor becomes obsessed with a painter's model, with tragic consequences.

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Alf Kjellin, Karen Kadler, Jill Donohue, Alan Blair, Hilda Bruce-Potter ..
Directed by: Curt Siodmak
Release date: 1959-01-08
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1959 : 13 Demon Street: The Black Hand
26.

13 Demon Street: The Black Hand

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

A doctor and his wife are involved in a head-on accident. The doctor's hand is caught in the steering column of his burning car. After freeing himself of the vehicle and doing the necessary surgery, he decides to put the dead man's hand from the other vehicle onto himself to replace his missing limb. Bad things start to happen while the doctor wonders what the cause of recent his problems are.

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Pat Clavin, Sheldon Lawrence, Louise Grant, Torsten Lilliecrona ..
Directed by: Curt Siodmak
Release date: 1959-01-15
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1959 : 13 Demon Street: The Photograph
27.

13 Demon Street: The Photograph

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

While vacationing in snowy Maine, photographer Donald Powers takes a number of powerful images, none more so than a lonely farmhouse framed by a bleak landscape. When a beautiful woman emerges from the house, Powers tries to get her to pose; instead she flees into the woods. Powers overtakes her and tries to force her to return but, in the struggle, accidentally strangles her. When Powers develops the picture of the farmhouse, he notices something strange - whenever he looks at the picture the woman moves closer and closer to the camera.

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., John Crawford, Ralph Brown, Inga Edwards, Eve Hossner, Edward Maze ..
Directed by: Curt Siodmak
Release date: 1959-02-26
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1959 : 13 Demon Street: Condemned in the Crystal
28.

13 Demon Street: Condemned in the Crystal

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

A man obsessed with an uncertain future has his fears exacerbated by a fortune teller predicting a dire fate.

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Michael Hinn, Gunnel Broström, Chalmers Goodlin, Birgitta Alm, Len Cooper ..
Directed by: Curt Siodmak
Release date: 1959-01-15
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1959 : 13 Demon Street: Black Nemesis
29.

13 Demon Street: Black Nemesis

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

A doctor is murdered by a phony medium hoping to bilk the grieving widow.

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Alan Blair, Lorri Scott, Robert Kanter, Ben Bennett, Hilda Bruce-Potter, Sydney Coulson, Doreen Denning ..
Directed by: Jason Lindsey
Release date: 1959-01-29
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1959 : The Skin of Our Teeth
30.

The Skin of Our Teeth

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Production of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer-winning play about mankind's triumph over chaos, which wildly altered dramatic conventions in freely shifting between modern-day New Jersey and the ice age. Meet George and Maggie Antrobus (married only 5,000 years); their two children, Gladys and Henry (perfect in every way!); and their maid, Sabina (the ageless vamp) as they overcome ice, flood, and war — by the skin of their teeth.

Starring: Vivien Leigh ..
Release date: 1959-01-01

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