Best Tv Movie Movies of 1962
Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates
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.
Elgar: Portrait of a Composer
A partly dramatised account of the life of classical composer Sir Edward Elgar. An episode of the BBC arts series Monitor.
Hedda Gabler has just come back from her honeymoon, married to boring but reliable academic George Tesman. Refusing to tie herself down in life and name, Hedda is banking on George being appointed a professorship to secure a better life for the young couple, However, the arrival of cleaned up ex-lover Eilert threatens to destroy everything.
The Prince and the Pauper
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.
Sammy, the Way-Out Seal
Two young brothers secretly bring home a seal from their summer vacation and try to hide it from Mom and Dad. Havoc ensues as Sammy's antics disrupt the quiet town of Gatesville and its unsuspecting residents.
The Horse Without a Head
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.
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.
Pericles on 31st Street
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.
The Farmer's Daughter
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.
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.
A woman recording artist with a past tries to shake off a gangster syndicate.
The Night Rider
Originally a pilot for a series called "Gallaway House" that was never picked up. The patrons of a late-19th Century America theater flock to see the latest production, a Western tale of redemption. Johnny Laredo, a middle-aged gunfighter fleeing his many enemies by traveling at night, stops briefly at the campfire of Tim Dawson's team of cattle drivers for a cup of coffee and a bit of human companionship. Dawson offers Laredo a job, but Laredo is afraid to return to Wyoming where he killed a number of men. Stopping in a small Texas town for supplies before heading across the Mexican border, the gunfighter is forced to fight a inexperienced youngster trying to make a reputation and kills him. Even though he is acquitted, the gunfighter has had enough and returns to Dawson, accepts the job, and hopefully, the opportunity for redemption.
The People vs. Paul Crump
An impassioned plea for the release of a young man sentenced to die in an Illinois prison.
Afternoon of a Nymph
An agent invites his young starlet to a party, to meet all the right people. A chance to move on from the commercials she has been doing, to bigger roles and maybe stardom. However while she is there, she realizes there is a price to pay...
This is Sinatra
1962 charity concert by The Chairman of The Board, in London.
The Eyes of Children
Christmastime at the Roman Catholic-run Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia.
Big Deal in Laredo
A timid man with money problems gets into a big card game with some high-rollers.
Le livre muet
The Mute Book is a French TV movie, written and directed in 1962 by Gerard Dumont, based on Hans Christian Andersen's tale. Performed by Marcel MOULOUDJI, Rita CADILLAC, Hilda CAMBA and Frédérique VILLEDENT.