Best Tv Movie Movies of 1962


Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates

7.7/10 IMDB

Set in 1860s Holland along the famed Zeider Zee — young Hans Brinker finds himself responsible for supporting his family after his father becomes injured in an accident. He and his sister, Gretel, travel to Amsterdam in search of funds to help pay for their father's operation. Their only hope lies in the city's annual ice skating race in which Hans must face off against his arch-rival, Ludwig Schimmel, in hopes of winning the prize money.

Starring: Rony Zeaner, Carin Rossby, Gunilla Jelf, Erik Strandmark, Inga Landgré, Lennart Klefbom, Claes-Håkan Westergren, Gunnar Sjöberg, Lauritz Falk, Alf Kjellin ..
Directed by: Norman Foster
Release date: 1962-01-07
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1962 : Elgar: Portrait of a Composer

Elgar: Portrait of a Composer

7.8/10 IMDB

A partly dramatised account of the life of Sir Edward Elgar classical composer. Huw Wheldon narrates the life story over backdrops of beautiful mountain scenery, especially memorable is the image of young Elgar riding his horse around Malvern Hills.

Starring: Huw Wheldon, Peter Brett, Rowena Gregory, George McGrath ..
Directed by: Ken Russell
Release date: 1962-11-10
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1962 : The Prince and the Pauper

The Prince and the Pauper

6.3/10 IMDB

In the London of 1537, two boys resembling each other exactly meet accidentally and exchange "roles" for a short while. After many adventures, the prince regains his rightful identity and graciously makes his "twin" a ward of the court.

Starring: Sean Scully, Guy Williams, Jane Asher, Paul Rogers, Donald Houston, Laurence Naismith, Niall MacGinnis, Geoffrey Keen, Walter Hudd, Peter Butterworth ..
Directed by: Don Chaffey
Release date: 1962-04-18
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1962 : The Horse Without a Head

The Horse Without a Head

7.0/10 IMDB

When a kindly junk dealer gives a group of poor French children a headless toy horse, the kids dub themselves "The Knights Of The Headless Horse." The broken toy becomes their only source of fun, but suddenly the horse becomes the pawn in another game -- a deadly race against time between a ruthless gang of train robbers and the town's honest police inspector.

Starring: Jean-Pierre Aumont, Herbert Lom, Vincent Winter, Pamela Franklin, Leo McKern, Lee Montague, Denis Gilmore, Sean Keir, Loretta Parry, Michael Gwynn ..
Directed by: Don Chaffey
Release date: 1962-12-31
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1962 : Mooncussers


7.6/10 IMDB

A young boy discovers the existence of a group called the Mooncussers - a gang of pirates that work at night and sends out false homing signals to ships at sea. The ships then crash on the shore, where they are looted by the gang.

Starring: Oskar Homolka, Kevin Corcoran, Robert Emhardt, Rian Garrick, Joan Freeman, Lee Aaker, Nesdon Booth, Paul E. Burns, Robert Burton, Ted Jacques ..
Directed by: James Neilson
Release date: 1962-12-02

Pericles on 31st Street

8.7/10 IMDB

Carroll O'Connor stars in this dramatic play as a greedy landlord, Barsevick, who pretends to be his tenants best friend, but is really only concerned with money. Theodore Bikel plays the local hot dog vendor who's the oly person to see Barsevick for what he really is.

Starring: Dick Powell, Theodore Bikel, Arthur O'Connell, Carroll O'Connor, Peter Whitney, Milton Selzer, Strother Martin, Karl Swenson, Dabbs Greer, Maggie Mahoney ..
Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
Release date: 1962-04-11

The Farmer's Daughter

6.8/10 IMDB

Young Swedish-American Katrin "Katie" Holstrom leaves her family farm in Minnesota, headed for nursing school. After her tuition money runs out, she is forced to take a job as a maid in the home of Congressman Glenn Morley. Holstrom endears herself to the genteel Morley, and begins to show a surprising aptitude for politics herself. She launches a campaign for Congress, and, as right-wing reactionaries plot against her, a romance develops.

Starring: Lee Remick, Peter Lawford, Charles Bickford, Cornelia Otis Skinner, Jerome Cowan, Milton Selzer, Murray Hamilton, Thomas Chalmers, Mike Road ..
Directed by: Fielder Cook
Release date: 1962-01-14
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1962 : Flashing Spikes

Flashing Spikes

6.9/10 IMDB

An old ballplayer, thrown out of baseball due to a bribery scandal, becomes friends with a young phenom. The younger player is at first tainted by his association with the oldtimer, but eventually the truth about the scandal is revealed.

Starring: James Stewart, Jack Warden, Patrick Wayne, Edgar Buchanan, Harry Carey, Jr., John Wayne ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1962-10-04
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1962 : Belle Sommers

Belle Sommers

6.7/10 IMDB

A woman recording artist with a past tries to shake off a gangster syndicate.

Starring: David Janssen, Polly Bergen, Carroll O'Connor, Warren Stevens, Jay Adler ..
Directed by: Elliot Silverstein
Release date: 1962-05-30
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1962 : This is Sinatra

This is Sinatra

0.0/10 IMDB

1962 charity concert by The Chairman of The Board, in London.

Starring: Frank Sinatra ..
Directed by: Philip Jones
Release date: 1962-06-02

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