Best Tv Movie Movies of 1961

1.

The Adventures of Superboy

3.5
6.3/10 IMDB

Jimmy, Clark Kent and Lana Lang's friend, is ashamed that his father works as a doorman at the Smallville theater. His opinion changes when Superboy is able to thwart a robbery with Jimmy's father's help.

Starring: John Rockwell, Bunny Henning, Ross Elliott, Monty Margetts, Charles Maxwell, Robert B. Williams, Richard Reeves, Yvonne White, Stacy Harris, Jimmy Bates ..
Directed by: George Blair
Release date: 1961-01-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1961 : The Horsemasters
2.

The Horsemasters

3.0
7.1/10 IMDB

American students are having a difficult time at a prestigious English riding school. Dinah Wilcox is overly cautious because of memories of an accident, but Danny Grant gives her confidence. The strict, but admired, instructor fears she must sell her favorite horse because of school tradition, but the students end up taking up a collection to buy it back for her.

Starring: Annette Funicello, Tommy Kirk, Janet Munro, John Fraser, Donald Pleasence, Harry Lockart, Colin Gordon, Anthony Nicholls, Jean Marsh, Jean Marsh ..
Directed by: William Fairchild
Release date: 1961-10-01
3.

Antonio Gaudí

2.8
7.0/10 IMDB

A study of Antoni Gaudí's architecture (especially the Church of the Holy Trinity in Barcelona), his sources of inspiration and his influence on Picasso. (BFI)

Starring: Huw Wheldon ..
Directed by: Ken Russell
Release date: 1961-03-12
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1961 : Adventures on the New Frontier
4.

Adventures on the New Frontier

2.6
6.5/10 IMDB

A look at the daily business of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, with a focus on some of the political issues he faces six weeks into his term.

Starring: McGeorge Bundy, Paul B. Fay Jr., John Kenneth Galbraith, Arthur Goldberg, Richard Goodwin, Albert Gore Sr., Walter W. Heller, Hubert H. Humphrey, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Joseph Julian ..
Directed by: Richard Leacock, Albert Maysles, D. A. Pennebaker, Kenneth Stilson
Release date: 1961-03-28
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1961 : Gunfight at Black Horses Canyon
5.

Gunfight at Black Horses Canyon

2.4
5.2/10 IMDB

Feature-length Western based on the hit TV show 'Tales of Wells Fargo,' about a Wells Fargo Company troubleshooter who becomes the target of an outlaw he helped send to prison.

Starring: Dale Robertson, Jack Ging, William Demarest, George Kennedy, Rod Cameron, Patricia Owens, Philip Carey, Claude Akins, Mary Jane Saunders, Lory Patrick ..
Directed by: R.G. Springsteen
Release date: 1961-10-17
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1961 : Christmas Fairy Tale
6.

Christmas Fairy Tale

2.0
6.1/10 IMDB

A little girl imagines that the nursery rhyme characters in her book have come to life, and sees the story of "The Littlest Snowman" as well.

Starring: Bob Leonard ..
Directed by: Jean Downing
Release date: 1961-01-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1961 : Hauteclaire
7.

Hauteclaire

1.8
8.0/10 IMDB

The action takes place under the Restoration, at the Château de Savigny, near Nerville, a devout and prudish little town in the Cotentin region. Doctor Torty is the doctor. He tells a story of which he is the only one to know the secret, that of a criminal couple, without any remorse. The pretty Hauteclaire Stassin, daughter of the master of arms, meets the Count of Savigny, married to the noble and languid Delphine. Madly in love with the count, Hauteclaire joined the castle as a servant. Shortly after, the countess died of poisoning. Will the guilty lovers go unpunished?

Starring: Paul Frankeur, Mireille Darc, Clotilde Joano, Michel Piccoli, Edmond Beauchamp, Yves Brainville, Dominique Clément, Jacqueline Rivière, Marcel d'Orval, Paul Préboist ..
Directed by: Jean Prat
Release date: 1961-06-13
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1961 : The Man Out There
8.

The Man Out There

1.8
7.8/10 IMDB

A Russian astronaut trapped in space in a faulty rocket, has five hours to live when his radio makes contact with Marie, a hunter's wife also trapped, in a blizzard swept area of Canada. Her daughter is dying of diphtheria, he as a doctor can help her.

Starring: Patrick McGoohan, Katharine Blake, Clifford Evans, Jack Watson, Marne Maitland ..
Directed by: Charles Jarrott
Release date: 1961-03-12
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1961 : The Spiral Staircase
9.

The Spiral Staircase

1.8
7.8/10 IMDB

Based on the screenplay by Mel Dinelli, this story revolves around Helen Warren, a beautiful mute girl, who becomes the target of a mysterious killer who preys on young handicapped women.

Starring: Elizabeth Montgomery, Lillian Gish, Gig Young, Edie Adams, Eddie Albert, Jeffrey Lynn, Frank McHugh ..
Directed by: Boris Sagal
Release date: 1961-10-04
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1961 : The Power and the Glory
10.

The Power and the Glory

1.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Based on Graham Greene's novel about a flawed but devoted priest in 1930s Mexico who attempts to perform his duties while eluding a police lieutenant determined to capture him.

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Julie Harris, George C. Scott, Martin Gabel, Roddy McDowall, Keenan Wynn, Patty Duke, Lou Antonio, Val Avery, Beryl Bernay ..
Directed by: Marc Daniels
Release date: 1961-10-29
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1961 : The Omega Mystery
11.

The Omega Mystery

1.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Butler and Robinson have to track down a saboteur at an atomic research station before it is too late.

Starring: Donald Churchill, Miranda Connell, Frank Gatliff, John Gregson, Patrick McAlinney, Stanley Meadows ..
Directed by: Guy Verney
Release date: 1961-09-10
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1961 : The Legend of Rudolph Valentino
12.

The Legend of Rudolph Valentino

1.6
7.0/10 IMDB

A documentary of Hollywood's first great Latin Lover, the contradictions in his personal life, and his premature death.

Starring: Frank Gallop, Jean Acker, Gilbert M. Anderson, Agnes Ayres, John Barrymore, Richard Barthelmess, Vilma Banky, Irene Castle, Vernon Castle, Charlie Chaplin ..
Directed by: Graeme Ferguson, Saul J. Turell
Release date: 1961-05-24
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1961 : Twenty-Four Hours in a Woman's Life
13.

Twenty-Four Hours in a Woman's Life

1.6
6.7/10 IMDB

Helen Lester is in love with a man she has known just 24 hours, a playboy who spent time in jail for passing bad checks. Though the man has promised to change, most of her strait-laced relatives are up in arms. But Clare Lester, Helen's grandmother, says the girl is free to join the man she loves. On one condition, that she listen to the story of a day in Clare's own life and of a man she tried to change.

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Rip Torn, Helena de Crespo, Jerry Orbach, Lili Darvas ..
Directed by: Silvio Narizzano
Release date: 1961-03-20
14.

The Spark

1.5
6.7/10 IMDB

When the Young Show was cancelled, Miss Young decided to produce a pilot for a new series. "The Spark" is the result. Its pilot never sold; it was released to the public for the first time on Youtube in 2018.

Starring: Roger Mobley, Loretta Young ..
Release date: 1961-01-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1961 : Witchcraft
15.

Witchcraft

1.5
6.3/10 IMDB

Madame Tirelou is a witch who will not allow her daughter Marie to marry her true love Louis. The witch puts a curse on Louis should he ever set eyes on Marie again. Louis enlists the help of his old friend Fred to break the witch's spell so the young lovers may finally marry. However, Madame Tirelou proves more powerful than non-believer Fred bargained for.

Starring: Blanche Yurka, John Baragrey, Darren McGavin, Robert Middleton, Bruno Wick, Franchot Tone, Annemarie Roussel ..
Directed by: Harold Young
Release date: 1961-01-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1961 : A String of Beads
16.

A String of Beads

1.2
5.0/10 IMDB

An ordinary girl's life is radically changed by the mistaken receipt of a $60,000 strand of pearls.

Starring: Jane Fonda, Jane Fonda, Chester Morris, George Grizzard, Louisa Horton, Dino De Luca, Glenda Farrell, Roland Winters, Janet Blair ..
Directed by: Fielder Cook
Release date: 1961-02-07
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1961 : Show Girl
17.

Show Girl

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

A live recording of Carol Channing's revue on Broadway, filmed for early Canadian pay-TV.

Starring: Carol Channing, Jules Munshin, Raoul Curet, Georges Denis, André Fuma, Roger Lagier ..
Directed by: William A. Graham
Release date: 1961-04-02

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