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 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.
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.
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.
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.