Best Tv Movie Movies of 1964


Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

8.1/10 IMDB

Sam the snowman tells us the story of a young red-nosed reindeer who, after being ousted from the reindeer games because of his glowing nose, teams up with Hermey, an elf who wants to be a dentist, and Yukon Cornelius, the prospector. They run into the Abominable Snowman and find a whole island of misfit toys. Rudoph vows to see if he can get Santa to help the toys, and he goes back to the North Pole on Christmas Eve. But Santa's sleigh is fogged in. But when Santa looks over Rudolph, he gets a very bright idea...

Starring: Burl Ives, Billie Mae Richards, Larry D. Mann, Stan Francis, Paul Kligman, Janis Orenstein, Alfie Scopp, Carl Banas, Peg Dixon, Paul Soles ..
Directed by: Larry Roemer
Release date: 1964-12-06
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1964 : Seven Up!

Seven Up!

7.9/10 IMDB

A group of British children aged 7 from widely ranging backgrounds are interviewed about a range of subjects. Director Michael Apted plans to re-interview them at 7 year intervals to determine how their lives and attitudes have changed.

Starring: Lynn Johnson, Tony Walker, Jacqueline Bassett, Bruce Balden, Andrew Brackfield, Neil Hughes, Nicholas Hitchon, Susan Sullivan, John Brisby, Peter Davies ..
Directed by: Paul Almond, Michael Apted
Release date: 1964-05-05
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1964 : Culloden


7.8/10 IMDB

Culloden, Scottish Highlands, April 16th, 1746. It was one of the most mishandled and brutal battles ever fought in Great Britain. Its aftermath was tragic. The men responsible for such a disaster must be exposed. The men, women and children who suffered because of it must be remembered.

Starring: Olivier Espitalier-Noel, George McBean, Robert Oates, Tony Cosgrove, Don Fairservice, Patrick Watkins, Peter Watkins ..
Directed by: Peter Watkins
Release date: 1964-12-15
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1964 : Macbeth


8.3/10 IMDB

Hallmark Hall of Fame's second version of Shakespeare's classic play, with the same two stars and the same director as its first version, but a different supporting cast.

Starring: Maurice Evans, Judith Anderson, Michael Hordern, Ian Bannen, Felix Aylmer, Jeremy Brett, Robert Brown, Charles Carson, Trader Faulkner, Scot Finch ..
Directed by: George Schaefer
Release date: 1964-03-16
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1964 : Face of a Stranger

Face of a Stranger

7.2/10 IMDB

A man released from prison falls in love with the blind wife of a cellmate, whom he promised, when inside, to visit. He poses as the real husband, planning to kill him, but finds the wife is not so innocent as he thought.

Starring: Jeremy Kemp, Bernard Archard, Rosemary Leach, Philip Locke, Ronald Leigh-Hunt, Jean Marsh ..
Directed by: John Llewellyn Moxey
Release date: 1964-09-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1964 : Carol for Another Christmas

Carol for Another Christmas

6.5/10 IMDB

Daniel Grudge, a wealthy industrialist and fierce isolationist long embittered by the loss of his son in World War II, is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve who lead him to reconsider his attitude toward his fellow man.

Starring: Sterling Hayden, Eva Marie Saint, Ben Gazzara, Barbara Ann Teer, Steve Lawrence, James Shigeta, Pat Hingle, Robert Shaw, Peter Sellers, Britt Ekland ..
Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Release date: 1964-12-28

For the Love of Willadean

7.7/10 IMDB

A new boy, Harley, joins a club but shows an interest in the girl on whom the club leader has a crush. The two club members trick Harley into stealing a prize watermelon to the dismay of the furious farmer, and later dare him to enter a supposedly haunted house in which they uncover a bag of money stolen in a bank robbery.

Starring: Michael McGreevey, Bill Mumy, Roger Mobley, Terry Burnham, Ed Wynn, John Anderson, Barbara Eiler, Harry Harvey ..
Directed by: Byron Paul
Release date: 1964-03-08
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1964 : Nightmare in Chicago

Nightmare in Chicago

6.7/10 IMDB

The story of a serial killer known as "Georgie Porgie." The Chicago turnpike is threatened over a three-day period as the police try to catch him by blocking the whole area.

Starring: Andrew Duggan, Charles McGraw, Michael Murphy, Carroll O'Connor, Ted Knight, Ron Masak, Mary Frann, Barbara Turner, Philip Abbott, Robert Ridgely ..
Directed by: Robert Altman
Release date: 1964-04-02
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1964 : Della


5.5/10 IMDB

Della Chappell is a very wealthy and incredibly reclusive woman. When a big company wants to develop some land that Della owns, the town sends out Barney Stafford to talk to her. She invites Barney over to negotiate the proposal. Barney soon takes a liking to Della's equally reclusive daughter Jenny Chappell. After spending some time with Jenny, he realizes that Della has a dark secret, one that keeps them from the outside world.

Starring: Joan Crawford, Diane Baker, Charles Bickford, Paul Burke, Richard Carlson, Robert Sampson, Otto Kruger, Richard Bull, James Noah, Marianna Case ..
Directed by: Robert Gist
Release date: 1964-01-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1964 : The Ghost of Sierra de Cobre

The Ghost of Sierra de Cobre

6.3/10 IMDB

Terrified of being buried alive, a young woman installs a phone in her crypt. A few days after her untimely death, the phone suddenly rings and paranormal investigator Nelson Orion is brought in to probe the case.

Starring: Martin Landau, Diane Baker, Judith Anderson, Tom Simcox, Leonard Stone, Nellie Burt, Priscilla Morrill ..
Directed by: Joseph Stefano, Robert Stevens
Release date: 1964-01-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1964 : Fanfare for a Death Scene

Fanfare for a Death Scene

5.7/10 IMDB

An American secret agent, on the trail of a vanished scientist, must recover the scientist's revolutionary secret formula before the enemy catches up with his quarry first.

Starring: Richard Egan, Viveca Lindfors, Burgess Meredith, Telly Savalas, Edward Asner, J.D. Cannon, Dee Hartford, Al Hirt, Tina Louise, Sandra Warner ..
Directed by: Leslie Stevens
Release date: 1964-09-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1964 : The Hanged Man

The Hanged Man

6.4/10 IMDB

A gunman whose best friend has been murdered enacts a plan to blackmail the corrupt labor union leader responsible but finds he isn't the only one after his money.

Starring: Robert Culp, Edmond O'Brien, Vera Miles, Norman Fell, Gene Raymond, Brenda Scott, J. Carrol Naish, Pat Buttram, Edgar Bergen, Randy Boone ..
Directed by: Don Siegel
Release date: 1964-11-18

Once Upon a Mattress

8.3/10 IMDB

Once Upon a Mattress is a musical comedy with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer, and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. The musical story of THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA, this television adaption of the 1959 Broadway hit was videotaped in black and white in front of a live audience and featured Burnett, Bova, Gilford, and White from the original Broadway cast, as well as new principals Bill Hayes as the Minstrel, Shani Wallis as Lady Larken and Elliott Gould (in his first appearance on any screen) as the Jester. Due to the reduced running time of 90 minutes, several songs and scenes were either cut or shortened. The conflict concerning Sir Harry and Lady Larkin was downplayed so that they were married in secret.

Starring: Carol Burnett, Jane White, Jack Gilford, Joseph Bova, Elliott Gould, Shani Wallis, Bill Hayes, Jack Fletcher, Kellie Brytt, Donna Monroe ..
Directed by: Joe Layton, Dave Geisel
Release date: 1964-06-03
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1964 : See How They Run

See How They Run

8.3/10 IMDB

Three children are stalked by hired killers after they unknowingly take evidence pointing to the existence of a corrupt international cartel, which has just murdered their father.

Starring: John Forsythe, Senta Berger, Jane Wyatt, Pamela Franklin, Franchot Tone, Leslie Nielsen, George Kennedy, Jackie Jones, John van Dreelen, Harlan Warde ..
Directed by: David Lowell Rich
Release date: 1964-10-07
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1964 : The Tenderfoot

The Tenderfoot

8.1/10 IMDB

Based on author James H. Tevis' Arizona in the 50s, The Tenderfoot stars Brandon De Wilde as young Tevis. With nothing more than a stetson, a gun, and three buddies, Tevis heads west to seek his destiny. Along the way, he befriends a crusty Army dragoons captain (James Whitmore), Kit Carson's black-sheep brother Mose (Brian Keith), and an itinerant musician-turned-trooper (Paul Durand). Tevis' adventures include the roundup of wild mustangs and a climactic horse race

Starring: Brian Keith, Brandon De Wilde, James Whitmore ..
Directed by: Robert L. Friend
Release date: 1964-11-08

Kiss Me Kate

8.0/10 IMDB

Abridged version of the classic Cole Porter musical.

Starring: Howard Keel, Patricia Morison, Millicent Martin, Eric Barker, Reginald Beckwith, Tony Adams, Irving Davies, Fred Evans, Danny Green, Janet Hall ..
Directed by: David Askey
Release date: 1964-04-20
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1964 : Hamlet at Elsinore

Hamlet at Elsinore

7.9/10 IMDB

Christopher Plummer is joined by an all-star cast including Michael Caine, Robert Shaw, Roy Kinnear and Donald Sutherland in this historic production of Hamlet filmed on location at Elsinore, Denmark, the actual location where the play is set.

Starring: Christopher Plummer, Robert Shaw, Alec Clunes, Michael Caine, June Tobin, Jo Maxwell Muller, Roy Kinnear, Donald Sutherland, Dyson Lovell, David Calderisi ..
Directed by: Philip Saville
Release date: 1964-04-19
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1964 : Abe Lincoln in Illinois

Abe Lincoln in Illinois

7.1/10 IMDB

The life of Abraham Lincoln is traced from the 1830s when he was a struggling backwoods lawyer to winning the Presidency in 1860.

Starring: Jason Robards, Kate Reid, Jack Bittner, Burt Brinckerhoff, James Broderick, James Congdon, Staats Cotsworth, Toni Darnay, Harry Ellerbe, Donald Gantry ..
Directed by: George Schaefer
Release date: 1964-02-02

The Importance of Being Earnest

7.5/10 IMDB

TV adaptation of the Oscar Wilde play. Jack pretends to be his foolish younger brother, Ernest in order to be a model of moral rectitude to his young ward, Cecily. And he intends to propose to Gwendolyn--that is until he discovers that she loves him because his name is Ernest.

Starring: Wilfrid Brambell, Pamela Brown, Ian Carmichael, Fenella Fielding, Irene Handl, Charles Lloyd Pack, Patrick Macnee, Susannah York ..
Directed by: Bill Bain
Release date: 1964-11-15
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1964 : Kapitein Zeppos

Kapitein Zeppos

7.4/10 IMDB

A strange man arrives in Belder on horseback, and introduces himself as Captain Zeppos. Initially, he is met with suspicion and jealousy, but he soon befriends a local, Ben Kurrel. It becomes apparent that Zeppos had a motive to come to Belder: when in Greece a stranger had made him an offer on a piece of land he had inherited near the town. Ben Kurrel and his friend Rita Mees help him investigate the mystery.

Starring: Senne Rouffaer ..
Release date: 1964-01-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1964 : The Unknown

The Unknown

6.9/10 IMDB

After two women poison to death the blackmailer who has been tormenting them, they wind up at the house of a blind man whose eccentric guest believes he has built a working time machine. Soon, the blackmailer is back to torment them all.

Starring: Vera Miles, Barbara Rush, David McCallum, Cedric Hardwicke, Scott Marlowe ..
Directed by: Gerd Oswald
Release date: 1964-05-04

Best Regards from Bangkok

6.7/10 IMDB

A documentary short for "Five Columns à la une".

Directed by: Louis Malle
Release date: 1964-01-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1964 : Return to Oz

Return to Oz

5.5/10 IMDB

Rather than adapt a later or create a new Oz story, this production has Dorothy still in posession of the shoes, and she clings to an apple tree during a tornado which takes her back to Oz. The Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and Lion (using the names created for the nearly-abstract television series, Tales of the Wizard of Oz, from which this was derived) have had their MGM gifts destroyed by the restored Wicked Witch, and the four proceed to the Wizard for help, who is ineffectual as usual.

Starring: Larry D. Mann, Alfie Scopp, Carl Banas, Susan Morse, Peggi Loder, Susan Conway ..
Directed by: F.R. Crawley, Thomas Glynn, Larry Roemer
Release date: 1964-02-09
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1964 : Doctor Who: The Edge of Destruction

Doctor Who: The Edge of Destruction

0.0/10 IMDB

As they slowly recover from the shock of being thrown to the TARDIS floor, the Doctor, Susan, Ian and Barbara all seem to be acting strangely. It gradually dawns on the travellers that what they have been experiencing is an attempt by the TARDIS itself to warn them of something. The Doctor finally realises the fast return switch he used when leaving Skaro has stuck, and the ship has been plunging back to the beginning of time and its own destruction.

Starring: William Hartnell, Carole Ann Ford, Jacqueline Hill, William Russell ..
Directed by: Richard Martin, Frank Cox
Release date: 1964-02-15
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1964 : Doctor Who: The Daleks

Doctor Who: The Daleks

0.0/10 IMDB

The TARDIS brings the Doctor, Susan, Barbara, and Ian to the planet Skaro where they meet two indigenous races — the Daleks, malicious mutant creatures encased in armoured travel machines, and the Thals, beautiful humanoids with pacifist principles. They convince the Thals of the need to fight for their own survival.

Starring: William Hartnell, Carole Ann Ford, Jacqueline Hill, William Russell, William Hartnell, Peter Hawkins, David Graham, Robert Jewell, Kevin Manser, Michael Summerton ..
Directed by: Christopher Barry, Richard Martin
Release date: 1964-02-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1964 : Doctor Who: Marco Polo

Doctor Who: Marco Polo

0.0/10 IMDB

The TARDIS crew lands in the Himalayas of Cathay in 1289, their ship badly damaged, and are picked up by Marco Polo's caravan on its way along the fabled Silk Road to see the Emperor Kublai Khan. The story concerns the Doctor and his companions' attempts to thwart the machinations of Tegana, who attempts to sabotage the caravan along its travels through the Pamir Plateau and across the treacherous Gobi Desert, and ultimately to assassinate Kublai Khan in Peking, at the height of his imperial power.

Starring: William Hartnell, Carole Ann Ford, Jacqueline Hill, William Russell, Mark Eden, Derren Nesbitt, Zienia Merton, Martin Miller, Jimmy Gardner, Charles Wade ..
Directed by: Waris Hussein, John Crockett
Release date: 1964-04-04
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1964 : Night Call

Night Call

0.0/10 IMDB

Miss Elva Keene lives alone on the outskirts of London Flats, a tiny rural community in Maine. Up until now, the pattern of Miss Keene's existence has been that of lying in her bed or sitting in her wheelchair, reading books, listening to a radio, eating, napping, taking medication—and waiting for something different to happen.

Starring: Gladys Cooper, Nora Marlowe, Martine Bartlett ..
Directed by: Jacques Tourneur
Release date: 1964-02-07
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1964 : Trial at Nuremberg

Trial at Nuremberg

0.0/10 IMDB

This 1964 film shows the capture of and preparation for the prosecution of the principal defendants at the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg. There is a rare scene of the Rudolf Hess, Walther Funk, and Erich Raeder at Spandau Prison after they received life sentencing. President Harry S Truman is seen appointing Justice Robert H. Jackson as The Chief American Prosecutor.

Starring: Richard Basehart ..
Directed by: Marshall Flaum
Release date: 1964-12-09


0.0/10 IMDB

Starring: Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Brown, Oscar Peterson, Roy Eldridge, Ed Thigpen ..
Directed by: Philip Casson
Release date: 1964-04-22
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1964 : Ready for the People

Ready for the People

0.0/10 IMDB

In a barroom fight over Connie Zelenko, Eddie Dickinson is badly wounded and Connie's boyfriend is killed. Witnesses claim Dickinson is the killer, but he maintains his innocence despite public prosecutor Murray Brock's advice that he plead guilty and take a life-imprisonment sentence rather than risk capital punishment. When Connie comes out of hiding, she confirms the other witnesses' stories, but Brock believes Dickinson is innocent. Dickinson sticks to his story at his trial but receives the death sentence. In the death house, Dickinson continues to maintain his innocence, but after the execution of the sentence, Brock receives a letter from Dickinson confessing to the murder.

Starring: Simon Oakland, Everett Sloane, Anne Helm, Richard Jordan, Karl Held, Bartlett Robinson, Simon Scott, Louis Guss, Harold Gould, Don Keefer ..
Directed by: Buzz Kulik
Release date: 1964-10-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1964 : Doctor Who: The Reign of Terror

Doctor Who: The Reign of Terror

0.0/10 IMDB

The TARDIS materialises not far from Paris in 1794 — one of the bloodiest years following the French Revolution of 1789. The travellers become involved with an escape chain rescuing prisoners from the guillotine and get caught up in the machinations of an English undercover spy, James Stirling — alias Lemaitre, governor of the Conciergerie prison.

Starring: William Hartnell, Carole Ann Ford, Jacqueline Hill, William Russell, Keith Anderson, Jack Cunningham, Jeffry Wickham, Neville Smith, Laidlaw Dalling, Peter Walker ..
Directed by: Henric Hirsch
Release date: 1964-09-12
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1964 : Doctor Who: Planet of Giants

Doctor Who: Planet of Giants

0.0/10 IMDB

The doors of the TARDIS open of their own accord just before it materialises, running out of control. On emerging, the travelers find the ship has been reduced in size and they are now only about an inch tall. As tiny people, they stumble across a plot by a ruthless businessman, Forester, and his misguided scientist colleague, Smithers, to launch a new insecticide, DN6 — a product so destructive that it would kill not only those insects harmful to agriculture but also those vital to it. Forester is willing to commit murder to ensure the success of his business, as civil servant Arnold Farrow discovers to his cost. The criminals are brought to justice when the Doctor and his friends — hampered by the fact that Barbara is ill from the insecticide — tamper with the telephone in Smithers' laboratory, fuelling the suspicions of the local exchange operator, Hilda Rowse, who sends her police constable husband Bert to investigate.

Starring: William Hartnell, Carole Ann Ford, Jacqueline Hill, William Russell, Alan Tilvern, Frank Crawshaw, Reginald Barratt, Rosemary Johnson, Fred Ferris ..
Directed by: Mervyn Pinfield, Douglas Camfield
Release date: 1964-11-14
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1964 : Doctor Who: The Dalek Invasion of Earth

Doctor Who: The Dalek Invasion of Earth

0.0/10 IMDB

The TARDIS returns to London; however, it's the 22nd century. With bodies in the river, and quiet in the docklands, the city is a very different place. The Daleks have invaded and it's up to the Doctor to thwart them once again.

Starring: William Hartnell, Carole Ann Ford, Jacqueline Hill, William Russell, Bernard Kay, Peter Fraser, Alan Judd, Ann Davies, Michael Goldie, Michael Davis ..
Directed by: Richard Martin
Release date: 1964-12-26
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1964 : Doctor Who: The Aztecs

Doctor Who: The Aztecs

0.0/10 IMDB

The TARDIS materialises inside an Aztec tomb. Outside it, the Doctor and his companions soon discover that Mexico in the 15th century is a bloodthirsty and dangerous place... And with Barbara mistaken for a reincarnation of an ancient high priest called Yetaxa, the history teacher thinks that she can put an end to the barbaric human sacrifices once and for all. But can she rewrite history without disastrous consequences?

Starring: William Hartnell, Carole Ann Ford, Jacqueline Hill, William Russell, Keith Pyott, John Ringham, John Ringham, John Ringham, John Ringham, John Ringham ..
Directed by: John Crockett
Release date: 1964-06-13
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1964 : The Diary of a Nobody

The Diary of a Nobody

0.0/10 IMDB

Ken Russell's silent film treatment of the 19th century comic novel by the Brothers Grossmith - George and Weedon. Starring Bryan Pringle, Avril Elgar and Murray Melvin. Adapted by Ken Russell and John McGrath. First shown on BBC2 at 10.10pm on Saturday 12th December 1964 - as part of the 'Six' strand.

Starring: Bryan Pringle, Avril Elgar, Murray Melvin, Brian Murphy, Jonathan Cecil, Vivian Pickles, Anne Jameson, Ann Strunk, Bartlett Mullins, John H. Moore ..
Directed by: Ken Russell
Release date: 1964-12-12
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1964 : Doctor Who: The Keys of Marinus

Doctor Who: The Keys of Marinus

0.0/10 IMDB

The TARDIS arrives on the planet Marinus on an island of glass surrounded by a sea of acid. The travellers are forced by the elderly Arbitan to retrieve four of the five operating keys to a machine called the Conscience of Marinus, of which he is the keeper. These have been hidden in different locations around the planet to prevent them falling into the hands of the evil Yartek and his Voord warriors, who plan to seize the machine and use its originally benevolent mind-influencing power for their own sinister purposes.

Starring: William Hartnell, Carole Ann Ford, Jacqueline Hill, William Russell, George Coulouris, Martin Cort, Peter Stenson, Gordon Wales, Robin Phillips, Katharine Schofield ..
Directed by: John Gorrie
Release date: 1964-05-16
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1964 : Doctor Who: The Sensorites

Doctor Who: The Sensorites

0.0/10 IMDB

The Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Susan arrive in the TARDIS on board a spaceship. Their initial concern is for the ship's human crew, who are suffering from telepathic interference from the Sensorites, but Susan communicates with the Sensorites and finds the aliens fear an attack by the humans and are just defending themselves. Travelling to the Sense Sphere (the Sensorites' planet) the Doctor seeks to cure an illness to which the Sensorites and Ian have succumbed, but finds it has been caused by deliberate poisoning. The political manoeuvring of the Sensorite City Administrator poses another threat to the TARDIS crew as he seeks to discredit and implicate them.

Starring: William Hartnell, Carole Ann Ford, Jacqueline Hill, William Russell, Stephen Dartnell, Ilona Rodgers, Lorne Cossette, John Bailey, Martyn Huntley, Giles Phibbs ..
Directed by: Mervyn Pinfield, Frank Cox
Release date: 1964-08-01

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