Best Tv Movie Movies of 1959


A Doll's House

7.2/10 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?

What Makes Sammy Run?

8.0/10 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

The Alphabet Conspiracy

7.3/10 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

Destination Space

4.8/10 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

The World of Sholom Aleichem

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 : The Turn of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw

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

For Whom the Bell Tolls: Part 1

7.7/10 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

The Moon and Sixpence

7.7/10 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

The Killers of Mussolini

7.3/10 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 : A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

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

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