Best Tv Movie Movies of 1962

1.

Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates

3.2
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
2.

Elgar: Portrait of a Composer

3.1
7.8/10 IMDB

A partly dramatised account of the life of classical composer Sir Edward Elgar. An episode of the BBC arts series Monitor.

Starring: Huw Wheldon, Peter Brett, Rowena Gregory, George McGrath ..
Directed by: Ken Russell
Release date: 1962-11-11
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1962 : Hedda Gabler
3.

Hedda Gabler

3.0
7.0/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Michael Redgrave, Ralph Richardson, Trevor Howard, Ursula Jeans, Beatrice Varley, Dilys Hamlett ..
Directed by: Alex Segal
Release date: 1962-12-28
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1962 : The Prince and the Pauper
4.

The Prince and the Pauper

3.0
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
5.

Sammy, the Way-Out Seal

2.8
6.3/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Jack Carson, Robert Culp, Patricia Barry, Elisabeth Fraser, Bill Mumy, Ann Jillian, Michael McGreevey, Renie Riano, Mary Mitchel, Claude Stroud ..
Directed by: Norman Tokar
Release date: 1962-10-28
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1962 : The Horse Without a Head
6.

The Horse Without a Head

2.8
6.9/10 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.

Mooncussers

2.7
7.5/10 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
8.

Pericles on 31st Street

2.0
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
9.

The Farmer's Daughter

1.7
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
10.

Flashing Spikes

1.6
6.8/10 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
11.

Belle Sommers

1.5
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 : The Night Rider
12.

The Night Rider

1.5
6.6/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Johnny Cash, Johnny Western, Merle Travis, Dickie Jones, Michael Hinn, Whitey Hughes ..
Directed by: Michael Hinn
Release date: 1962-01-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1962 : The People vs. Paul Crump
13.

The People vs. Paul Crump

1.5
6.8/10 IMDB

An impassioned plea for the release of a young man sentenced to die in an Illinois prison.

Starring: Paul Crump, John Justin Smith, Lonie Crump, Brooks Johnson ..
Directed by: William Friedkin
Release date: 1962-05-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1962 : Afternoon of a Nymph
14.

Afternoon of a Nymph

1.5
6.5/10 IMDB

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...

Starring: Janet Munro, Ian Hendry, Peter Butterworth, Patrick Holt, Aubrey Morris, Jocelyn Lane, Jeremy Lloyd, Betty Baskcomb, William Gaunt, David Bauer ..
Directed by: Philip Saville
Release date: 1962-09-30
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1962 : This is Sinatra
15.

This is Sinatra

0.0
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
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1962 : The Eyes of Children
16.

The Eyes of Children

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Christmastime at the Roman Catholic-run Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia.

Directed by: George Robertson
Release date: 1962-12-25
17.

Big Deal in Laredo

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

A timid man with money problems gets into a big card game with some high-rollers.

Starring: Walter Matthau, Teresa Wright, Zachary Scott, John McGiver, Roland Winters, John Megna, Arthur Hughes, Dana Elcar, James Berwick, William Hansen ..
Directed by: Fielder Cook
Release date: 1962-10-07
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1962 : Le livre muet
18.

Le livre muet

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

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.

Directed by: Gérard Dumont
Release date: 1962-01-01

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