Best Tv Movie Movies of 1959
A Doll's House
A wealthy woman's attempts to help her financially troubled husband go unrewarded.
What Makes Sammy Run?
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.
The Alphabet Conspiracy
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.
1959 television science fiction
The World of Sholom Aleichem
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.
A betrayed queen takes a terrible revenge.
Startime: Turn of the Screw
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.
The Turn of the Screw
A governess put in charge of two young children begins to see the ghost of her dead predecessor.
For Whom the Bell Tolls: Part 1
During the Spanish Civil War, an American allied with the Republicans finds romance during a desperate mission to blow up a strategically important bridge.
The Moon and Sixpence
A staid, dull Englishman abruptly deserts his wife and children to become a painter in the South Seas.
The Killers of Mussolini
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.
The Frank Sinatra Timex Show: An Afternoon with Frank Sinatra
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.
A Christmas Carol
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.
13 Demon Street: Green Are the Leaves
A film crew doing a live broadcast from a haunted castle is convinced that a strangling was committed by a real ghost.
The Frank Sinatra Timex Show
The first Timex Show from Frank Sinatra with friends Dean Martin, Bing Crosby and others.
13 Demon Street: Murder in the Mirror
An antique mirror reflects the image of a long-ago murder committed before its gaze.
13 Demon Street: Never Steal a Warlock's Wife
A husband plots to prevent his unfaithful wife from leaving with her lover.
13 Demon Street: Book of Ghouls
An ancient book of incantations holds the key to untold wealth.
Meet Me in St. Louis
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.
13 Demon Street: The Girl in the Glacier
An archaeologist becomes obsessed with the beautiful naked female found frozen in time inside a glacier.
13 Demon Street: The Secret of the Telescope
A man believes that a telescope containing magical powers will make him rich, only to receive a dire prediction instead.
13 Demon Street: The Vine of Death
An archaeologist plants calcified bulbs dating back nearly 4000 years, with deadly consequences.
13 Demon Street: A Gift of Murder
A voodoo doll offers up vengeance for a determined businessman.
For Whom the Bell Tolls: Part 2
The Second and final part of CBS studio's production of For Whom the Bell Tolls. The completion of the mission has tragic consequences.
13 Demon Street: Fever
A doctor becomes obsessed with a painter's model, with tragic consequences.
13 Demon Street: The Black Hand
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.
13 Demon Street: The Photograph
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.
13 Demon Street: Condemned in the Crystal
A man obsessed with an uncertain future has his fears exacerbated by a fortune teller predicting a dire fate.
13 Demon Street: Black Nemesis
A doctor is murdered by a phony medium hoping to bilk the grieving widow.
The Skin of Our Teeth
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.