Best Tv Movie Movies of 1963
Philbert (Three's a Crowd)
In this live-action sitcom with animated elements, a cartoonist named Griff draws Philbert comics. Philbert has the ability to come to life in the form of a six-inch-tall cartoon character. Philbert tries to cause trouble between Griff and his girlfriend Angela when he overhears her plans to marry Griff.
A Wild West cow town is starving for entertainment and it falls upon Calamity Jane, a rowdy, gun-toting tomboy, to go to Chicago to bring back a famed stage actress. She brings instead the star's maid, who settles in the town, but Jane's "Secret Love" falls for her. This television special was based on a stage adaptation of the film that was playing regional circuits at the time it aired.
The Invincible Mr. Disraeli
The rise of the legendary 19th-century British politician and prime minister Benjamin Disraeli.
Lee Marvin and Keenan Wynn star in 'The Losers', an episode of The Dick Powell Theatre, from 1963, directed and co-written by Sam Peckinpah.
The Madhouse on Castle Street
A man mysteriously locks himself in a room in a boarding house leaving only a note saying he has decided to "retire from the world". His worried sister and the other boarders then try to discover why.
An automobile tribute
It's Mental Work
A film from Bob Hope Presents Chrysler Theatre that has been restored by UCLA Film Archive. Originally scheduled to air on November 22, 1963 but it was preempted by the coverage of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Rod Serling won his sixth and last Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing Achievement in Drama - Adaptation for his adapted version of the John O'Hara story that became this film.
Elizabeth Taylor in London
TV-documentary about the actress.
When developer John Goggin plans to build a civic center, only Emma Mannering's corset shop stands in the way, and she refuses to sell, so he sends his unscrupulous assistant Ed Crayshaw to "fix" things, but instead, he's double-crossed.
A renowned artist of the old school has his whole world turned upside down when his son, a young radical, and his associates bring modern interpretations of art into his life.
Thomas Jefferson has just returned from France, hoping to relax with his daughters at Monticello. George Washington however, has a favor to ask of him. Hit by tough political opposition, specifically afraid of rising monarch strength, he urges Jefferson to become his Secretary of State. Jefferson accepts, albeit grudgingly. Not long after, he is battling his archrival, Alexander Hamilton, a Federalist just before his election in 1800.
Doctor Who: An Unearthly Child
Barbara Wright and Ian Chesterton, two humble teachers during 1963, discover a genius student's grandfather, simply known as "the Doctor", and his police box time machine. Deciding that the pair knows too much about his otherworldly origins, they are whisked away on a journey through time and space.
Helga and David travel to a secluded hotel for some alone time. Helga is much older than David and tongues wag among the other guests. The more time they are together the more age difference becomes a rift between them.
It’s Mental Work
A weary bar owner rails against unexpected forces of mortality and betrayal.
The Small World: The Gypsy Children of Granada
In this unsold television pilot for a proposed travelogue series, Richard Erdman visits with the children and townsfolk of the Sacromonte district of Granada, Spain. Directed and photographed by noted master cinematographer and multi-Academy Award winner, James Wong Howe.