Best Tv Movie Movies of 1960
The Iceman Cometh
Theodore Hickman, a hardware salesman, makes by-yearly visits to Harry Hope's 1910-era waterfront bar for his periodical drinking binges. But on this visit he has decided to try to save the bar's patrons from their "lying pipe dreams."
The Man in the Funny Suit
A behind-the-scenes drama concerning Ed Wynn's performance as Army in Playhouse 90: Requiem for a Heavyweight (1956).
The Frank Sinatra Timex Show - To the Ladies
Surrounded by a mix of talented ladies, host Frank Sinatra does his thing.
A British housewife faces up to the harsh realities of the Second World War.
A Night Out
Against the wishes of his domineering mother, Albert Stokes attends a work party. But the evening is not the escape he was hoping for.
Frank Sinatra's Welcome Home Party for Elvis Presley
Two of entertainment history's biggest stars were united in this special 1960 television broadcast. Signaling the end of a string of shows hosted by Frank Sinatra, ABC pulled out all the stops when it booked the king of rock 'n' roll, Elvis Presley, to be the final guest. Presley's versions of "Fame and Fortune" and "Stuck on You" are terrific, but the duets between Sinatra and Presley, "Witchcraft" and "Love Me Tender," truly steal the show.
The Snows of Kilimanjaro
A writer reflects on his life as he lies dying from an infection after a safari in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, after Earnest Hemingway's short story.
The Fifth Column
A TV film made as part of The Buick-Electra Playhouse.
Prospero, the deposed Duke of Milan, who lives in exile on a remote island as a sorcerer, uses his powers to shipwreck his usurper brother on the island.
Lena, O My Lena
Tom, a sensitive Liverpool student, takes a job on a loading dock in a Lancashire factory town. He's smitten with a girl named Lena who works in a machine shop next door and takes her out despite a bullying driver claiming her for himself.
Captain Brassbound's Conversation
A titled Englishwoman proves more than a match for the fearsome Captain Brassbound.
The Cape Canaveral Monsters
When a couple are killed in an auto accident their bodies are immediately inhabited by extraterrestrial beings. Taking refuge in an underground cave, the aliens attempt to sabotage the U.S. space program.
The Dybbuk is a made for TV film adaptation of a classic Jewish folktale. The story is about a young Jewish man, Sender (Theodore Bikel) who loves a young Jewish woman, Leah (Carol Lawrence) but her father arranges her marriage with another man. The grief of this causes Sender to die, but his spirit passes into the body of his beloved on her wedding day. Rabbi Azrael (Ludwig Donath), who serves as our narrator through the beginning of the film, is charged with the task of exercising Sender’s Dybbuk (sometimes defined as a malicious spirit or demon who possesses the living) from Leah’s body.
Alice Through the Looking Box
A Christmas TV special in which Alice does not go through a looking glass, but through a TV set.
A sinister criminal known only as "The Bat" attempts to locate a fortune in stolen securities supposedly hidden in the rambling mansion owned by spinster Cornelia Van Gorde.
Ella Fitzgerald Live in Australia
Ella Fitzgerald visited Australia back in 1960. Gracefully stepping up to the microphone for the celebrated television event 'The BP Super Show', hosted by musician and entertainer Horrie Dargie, Fitzgerald delivered a mellifluous set of legendary songs in an intimate concert setting at The Embers Nightclub in Toorak Road, South Yarra Victoria. This rarely seen B&W television treat is considered to be one of the earliest audio-visual recordings of the 'First Lady of Song', backed by the smooth sounds of the Lou Levy Quartet. Beside Fitzgerald's performance of 14 memorable Jazz and Blues classics, the program also contains original BP musical interludes and jingles from the Horrie Dargie Quartet.
Around the World with Nellie Bly
Made-for-TV musical inspired by the real-life travels of a celebrated 1800s female newspaper columnist.
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The Right Man
Film on presidential campaigns and the right to vote. Used as educational material in American classrooms.