Best Tv Movie Movies of 1968
The Little Drummer Boy
After being kidnapped and escaping, young drummer boy Aaron searches for his camel and finds him in the Nativity of the Baby Jesus. Aaron gives Baby Jesus the only gift he has, a song on his drum.
In Columbo's first outing, a psychiatrist uses a patient he is having an affair with to help him kill his wife, but his perfect alibi may come apart at the hands of a seemingly befuddled LAPD lieutenant.
Whistle and I'll Come to You
A university professor, confident that everything which occurs in life has a rational explanation, finds his beliefs severely challenged when, during a vacation to a remote coastal village in Norfolk, he blows through an ancient whistle discovered on a beach, awakening horrors beyond human understanding.
The Immortal Story
An aged, wealthy trader plots with his servant to recreate a maritime tall tale, using a local woman and an unknown sailor as actors.
Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles
Holmes asks Watson to protect the new Lord of Baskerville Manor whose life seems to be threatened by a legendary, almost supernatural, hound.
Shadow Over Elveron
A corrupt sheriff knows the secrets of everyone in town and uses that information to go unchallenged. But after the arrest of an innocent teenager, the new doctor cannot keep quiet and tries to get the community to stand up for what is right.
Shadow on the Land
Patriotic freedom fighters struggle against a fascist dictatorship in a near-future USA.
The Dean Martin Christmas Show
A Classic Holiday Celebration with Dean and Friends.
Talk of the Devil
Infelicitous Stephen Wallace falls in love with beautiful Wendy, who spurns his affections. He proceeds to make a pact with Satan to be able to marry the woman of his dreams, but he gets more than he bargained for.
The Year of the Sex Olympics
Influenced by concerns about overpopulation, the counterculture of the 1960s and the societal effects of television, the play depicts a world of the future where a small elite control the media, keeping the lower classes docile by serving them an endless diet of lowest common denominator programmes and pornography. The play concentrates on an idea the programme controllers have for a new programme which will follow the trials and tribulations of a group of people left to fend for themselves on a remote island. In this respect, the play is often cited as having anticipated the craze for reality television.
Song of Summer
The last five years of Frederick Delius's life through the eyes of a young composer and aide, Eric Fenby.
Something for a Lonely Man
The blacksmith of a small western town finds himself an outcast. He had led the townspeople west in hopes of starting a new life, only to find the town that they founded is to be bypassed by the railroad.
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
In this Dan Curtis production of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic, Jack Palance stars as Dr. Henry Jekyll, a scientist experimenting to reveal the hidden, dark side of man, who, in the process of his experiment, releases a murderer from within himself.
Way Down Cellar
Three friends find a secret tunnel under the ruins of a church that leads them to the basement of a dilapidated house and, incidentally, a group of counterfeiters.
The Golden Vision
The obsessive supporters of Everton FC forsake wives, families and God to follow their beloved team. Meanwhile, the club and its players try to live up to their expectations.
The Night Before Christmas
Fictionalized account of how Clement C. Moore came to write "A Visit from St. Nicholas." His young daughter, stricken with pneumonia, asks for a Santa Claus story for Christmas. No such story had been written, so Moore writes his famous poem, set to Ken Darby's music and sung by The Norman Luboff Choir.
Companions in Nightmare
One of the patients in a group-therapy session conducted by a famous psychiatrist is a murderer.
Heidi is an orphaned girl initially raised by her aunt Dete in Maienfeld, Switzerland. In order to get a job in Frankfurt, Dete brings 5-year-old Heidi to her grandfather, who has been at odds with the villagers for years and lives in seclusion on the alm. He at first resents Heidi's arrival, but the girl manages to penetrate his harsh exterior and subsequently has a delightful stay with him and her best friend, young Peter the goat-herd.
Stella escapes an unhappy relationship to live in a bedsit. She meets another man which forces her to make decisions about her life.
Albert lives with his Grandma, who he thinks is cramping his style. However an incident reveals to him that he is as much dependent on her as she is of him.
A woman and her stepdaughter attempt to sneak a few souvenirs past customs and inadvertently become the couriers for an international smuggling ring.
The Fifty-Seventh Saturday
Mavie cannot declare her love, because the object of her affections is a very busy man.
How to Steal the World
Secret agent Napoleon Solo fights to stop a top-secret plot to conquer the world.
Mars Needs Women
Tommy Kirk leads his fellow Martians to Earth on an interplanetary quest for females. Kirk proves that Martians have impeccable taste when one of his first conquests turns out to be sexy scientist Yvonne Craig.
Pat Paulsen for President
Before there were mockumentaries, there was this "Documentary/TV Movie" on the satirical 1968 Presidential campaign for comedy performer Pat Paulsen
Stand by Your Screen
A film by Alan Clarke for the 'The Company of Five' anthology series.
Of Mice and Men
Two ranch workers, one of them simple-minded, look for work and happiness during the Great Depression, but luck is not in their cards.
Split Second to an Epitaph
In the second "Ironside" movie, the Chief has his spine jolted during a hospital encounter with a narcotics pusher, not only raising the possibility for an operation that might cure his paralysis but also putting him in jeopardy because he can identify the man who had just shot a guard.
The Sound of Anger
A young man is arrested on suspicion of sabotaging the plane of his girlfriend's father, a wealthy man who despises him.
The Admirable Crichton
A group of people are shipwrecked when their yacht runs around on a South Pacific island. The usable hierarchy in a upper-class British family breaks down quickly when it becomes apparent that only the servant Crichton is capable of surviving on his own and he becomes the communities leader.
In this pilot film to the "Hawaii Five-0" television series, special law officer Steve McGarrett tracks down Red Chinese operatives and their spy ring in Honolulu.
Pablo and the Dancing Chihuahua
A recently orphaned boy living in Mexico has one item that would link him to family, an old letter from an uncle with an address in Tucson, AZ. He sets out across the desert and, while temporarily detained at the border, is unwillingly teamed with a runaway chihuahua who follows him as he illegally crosses the border into the United States. The two form a tight bond as they survive the journey fraught with danger.
Now You See It, Now You Don't
A bumbling art expert, hired by an insurance company to protect a Rembrandt on loan from the Louvre, schemes to steal it.
Sherlock Holmes: The Blue Carbuncle
Can Sherlock Holmes solve the mystery of the theft of the near-priceless gemstone, the "Blue Carbuncle?" The police have their man, but Holmes is not so sure...
Pinocchio is a musical version of the story that aired in the United States on NBC, with pop star Peter Noone playing the puppet.
The New Cinema
Between the French La Nouvelle Vague and the Italian Neorealismo, Europe had been undergoing a continuous cinema transformation since the 1950s, while the ailing American studio system groaned under its own weight and inertia. New Hollywood had arrived with Bonnie and Clyde in 1967, and already by 1968 it was changing how Hollywood thought and acted. The student film scene was getting ready to explode, and it knew it.
Francis Albert Sinatra Does His Thing
Having established himself as a household name after his previous A Man and His Music specials, Frank Sinatra made a bold statement in 1968 by starring in an NBC television special celebrating black music and its cultural impact in the midst of the Civil Rights struggle. Featuring special guests Diahann Carroll and The 5th Dimension.
A Hatful of Rain
A 1968 made-for-television remake of the 1957 film, based on the disturbing 1956 Michael V. Gazzo play, as performed by members of The Actors' Studio on ABC (American Broadcasting Company) television.
Certain Honorable Men
The protégé of a powerful congressman discovers his boss's corruption.
A lady catches the attention of a compulsive gambler.
The Sunshine Patriot
An American spy tries desperately to get out from behind the Iron Curtain with some crucial microfilm with the Communist security police close on his heels.
Alexander The Great
An historical film that follows the life of Alexander the Great, the Macedonian king that united all ancient Greek tribes and led them against the vast Persian Empire. Alexander conquered most of the then-known world and created a Greek empire that spanned all the way from the Balkans to India.
Curse of the Swamp Creature
A mad scientist is conducting experiments with evolution on the locals deep in the rural swamps of Texas.
Escape to Mindanao
Two American POWs break out of a Japanese jungle prison camp with their captors' secret decoding device and try to reach freedom despite being slowed by an opportunistic sea captain, his pretty daughter, and a black marketeer.
In Italy during World War II, an American headquarters is evacuated when German forces break through the front lines. A demolition squad is sent back to the abandoned headquarters to destroy valuable records that were left behind before they fall into German hands.
Your Name's Not God, It's Edgar
Edgar Lunt lives his life by scientific principles, that is, for every action there is a reaction. He believes that any pleasure he might have, will mean, somebody will suffer somewhere else. The result is he is not very happy at all, until Trevor, a young student,tries to show him a fresh outlook on life.
A 10 minute demo reel for a proposed TV series based on the Tony Rome PI movies. With an original score by Jerry Goldsmith.
Doctor Who: The Enemy of the World
On Earth in 2018, the Doctor and his companions are enmeshed in a deadly web of intrigue thanks to his uncanny resemblance to the scientist/politician Salamander. He is hailed as the "shopkeeper of the world" for his efforts to relieve global famine, but why do his rivals keep disappearing? How can he predict so many natural disasters? The Doctor must expose Salamander's schemes before he takes over the world.
This documentary interviews young people on war, religion, music, sex, and other topics. Part of NBC's Experiment in Television.
There's a Hole in Your Dustbin, Delilah
A skiving bin gang are on high alert when their new inspector takes an interest.