Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969


Frosty the Snowman

7.3/10 IMDB

A discarded silk top-hat becomes the focus of a struggle between a washed-up stage magician and a group of schoolchildren, after it magically brings a snowman to life. Realizing that newly-living Frosty will melt in spring unless he takes refuge in a colder climate, Frosty and Karen, a young girl who he befriends, stow away on a freight train headed for the north pole. Little do they know that the magician is following them, and he wants his hat back!

Starring: Jimmy Durante, Billy De Wolfe, Jackie Vernon, Paul Frees, June Foray, Suzanne Davidson, Greg Thomas ..
Directed by: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Release date: 1969-12-07

Night Gallery

7.4/10 IMDB

This anthology telefilm aired on NBC on November 8, 1969, and tells three strange tales: "The Cemetery," directed by Boris Sagal; "Eyes," directed by Steven Spielberg; and "The Escape Route," directed by Barry Shear. This film also served as a backdoor pilot for the TV series of the same name, which premiered on December 16, 1970.

Starring: Joan Crawford, Ossie Davis, Richard Kiley, Roddy McDowall, Barry Sullivan, Tom Bosley, George Macready, Sam Jaffe, Norma Crane, Barry Atwater ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg, Barry Shear, Boris Sagal
Release date: 1969-11-08
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969 : Sinatra


8.4/10 IMDB

Featuring Don Costa and his Orchestra, this final installment of Frank Sinatra's annual televised specials showcases highlights from his storied career and an early rendition of "My Way," which would go on to become Sinatra's signature song.

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Don Costa ..
Directed by: Tim Kelly
Release date: 1969-11-05
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969 : Silent Night, Lonely Night

Silent Night, Lonely Night

7.0/10 IMDB

Over the Christmas holidays in a small New England college town, a man and a woman share a brief interlude. He is there to visit his wife, who is a mental patient at the university, and she is there visiting her son, who is a student, after discovering her husband's infidelity.

Starring: Lloyd Bridges, Shirley Jones, Lynn Carlin, Carrie Snodgress, Cloris Leachman, Robert Lipton, Jeff Bridges ..
Directed by: Daniel Petrie
Release date: 1969-12-16
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969 : Then Came Bronson

Then Came Bronson

7.7/10 IMDB

Jim Bronson is a young newspaperman who quits his job following the suicide of his best friend, and sets out on a cross-country trip on his motorcycle in his quest for the meaning of life in which he befriends a runway bride, another searching soul, in this pilot for the TV series of the same name, and theatrically released in some parts of the world including Spain.

Starring: Michael Parks, Bonnie Bedelia, Akim Tamiroff, Gary Merrill, Sheree North, Martin Sheen, Bert Freed, Bruce Mars, Ted Gehring, Lawrence Hauben ..
Directed by: William A. Graham
Release date: 1969-03-23

Winter of the Witch

7.3/10 IMDB

The life of a witch is disrupted by the arrival of a boy and his mother. The intruders' presence makes her struggle to adjust to the modern world, and to change from bad to good witch. Based on the book "Old Black Witch" by Wende and Harry Devlin.

Starring: Hermione Gingold, Anna Strasberg, Burgess Meredith, Jack Manning, Roger Morgan, George M. Cohan Jr., Matherine Baht, Ethel Woodruff, Katharine Raht ..
Directed by: Gerald Herman
Release date: 1969-10-31
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969 : The Immortal

The Immortal

7.6/10 IMDB

A professional race-car driver discovers that there are certain properties in his blood that will make him, basically, immortal. A dying multi-millionaire also finds out about the racer's blood, and is determined to get it to keep himself alive. This pilot film preceded the later TV series.

Starring: Christopher George, Jessica Walter, Barry Sullivan, Carol Lynley, Ralph Bellamy, Vincent Beck, William Sargent, Joseph Bernard, Garry Walberg, Lillian Adams ..
Directed by: Joseph Sargent
Release date: 1969-09-30
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969 : The Monk

The Monk

5.1/10 IMDB

Underworld attorney Leo Barnes hires Gus Monk to safeguard a valuable envelope containing information on a mobster. Monk refuses — until he meets Mrs. Barnes and jumps on a merry-go-round of viciousness and murder.

Starring: George Maharis, Janet Leigh, Rick Jason, Carl Betz, Jack Albertson, Raymond St. Jacques, William Smithers, Jack Soo, Edward G. Robinson Jr., George Burrafato ..
Directed by: George McCowan
Release date: 1969-10-22
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969 : Royal Family

Royal Family

7.7/10 IMDB

Intimate portrait of the daily life of the British Royal Family drawn from 18 months of filming within Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and Balmoral.

Starring: Michael Flanders, Richard Nixon, Prince Andrew, Prince Charles of Edinburgh, Prince Edward, Prince Philip, Princess Anne, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom ..
Directed by: Richard Cawston
Release date: 1969-06-21
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969 : Hey, Cinderella!

Hey, Cinderella!

7.4/10 IMDB

Hey Cinderella! is a one-hour Jim Henson special which tells a cracked version of the classic fairy tale. Cinderella lives with her wicked stepmother (as everyone who ever read the fairy tale knows), but what part of the story is never told is how Cinderella's fairy godmother had help from monsters, a prince pretending to be a gardener, and none other than Kermit the Frog.

Starring: Belinda Montgomery, Robin Ward, Joyce Gordon, Pat Galloway, Jim Henson, Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz ..
Directed by: Jim Henson
Release date: 1969-03-16
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969 : Secrets of the Pirate's Inn

Secrets of the Pirate's Inn

7.1/10 IMDB

A gang of kids helps a sea captain search for a pirate’s treasure that’s rumored to be hidden somewhere in the old dilapidated inn the sea captain just inherited from his dead brother. Along the way, they unravel a series of clues which lead to a variety of hidden passages and trap doors. But they are not alone in their quest for Jean Lafitte’s pirate goodies!

Starring: Ed Begley, Charles Aidman, Jimmy Bracken, Annie McEveety, Patrick Creamer, Paul Fix, Bill Zuckert, Fredd Wayne, Anne Whitfield ..
Directed by: Gary Nelson
Release date: 1969-11-23
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969 : Seven in Darkness

Seven in Darkness

6.6/10 IMDB

A plane carrying seven blind people to a convention for the blind in Seattle crashes in the mountains due to severe weather. Only the blind survive the crash and they must make their way back through the wilderness to civilization.

Starring: Milton Berle, Bill Dyer, Nancy Fisher, James Griffith, Michael Masters, Dina Merrill, Barry Nelson, Arthur O'Connell, Alejandro Rey, Tippy Walker ..
Directed by: Michael Caffey
Release date: 1969-09-23
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969 : Any Second Now

Any Second Now

6.4/10 IMDB

A photographer plans to murder his rich young wife after she catches him cheating on her and threatens to divorce him so he won't get any of her money. He arranges for her to have an auto accident. However, instead of killing her, the accident only causes her to lose her memory, and the doctors say that it could return at any moment.

Starring: Stewart Granger, Lois Nettleton, Joseph Campanella, Dana Wynter, Katy Jurado, Tom Tully, Marion Ross, Eileen Wesson, Bob Hastings, Francine York ..
Directed by: Gene Levitt
Release date: 1969-02-11
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969 : Male of the Species

Male of the Species

7.9/10 IMDB

Never trust a man whoever he is. This is the bitter lesson learned by Mary MacNeil in her relationships with three different men: her father, a mendacious womanizer; a smooth-talking office flirt, Cornelius; and an aging barrister, Emlyn, who is enchanted by Mary's youthful vitality and charm.

Starring: Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Paul Scofield, Laurence Olivier, Anna Calder-Marshall, Michael Caine, Paul Scofield, Katharine Blake, Roddy McMillan, Jo Rowbottom ..
Directed by: Charles Jarrott, Anthony Page
Release date: 1969-01-03
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969 : Honeymoon with a Stranger

Honeymoon with a Stranger

5.8/10 IMDB

While on honeymoon with her husband in Spain, a woman wakes up one morning to find he has disappeared. After reporting it to the police, a man shows up claiming to be her husband. But he's not the man she married and no one will believe her.

Starring: Janet Leigh, Rossano Brazzi, Joseph Lenzi, Cesare Danova, Juan Elices, Eric Braeden, Barbara Steele, Sancho Gracia, Raoul Anthony ..
Directed by: John Peyser
Release date: 1969-12-23
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969 : Dead of Night: A Darkness at Blaisedon

Dead of Night: A Darkness at Blaisedon

6.1/10 IMDB

Investigator Jonathon Fletcher and his assistant Sajeed Rau investigate an apparently haunted mansion at the request of the woman who has inherited it.

Starring: Cal Bellini, Thayer David, Marj Dusay, Louis Edmonds, Ingrid Helmke, Kerwin Mathews ..
Directed by: Lela Swift
Release date: 1969-08-26
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969 : Daughter of the Mind

Daughter of the Mind

6.3/10 IMDB

Professor Samuel Hale Constable (Ray Milland) is a government expert in the field of cybernetics. He and his wheelchair-bound wife Lenore (Gene Tierney) became parents late in life, only to lose their daughter Mary (Pamelyn Ferdin) before she reached adolescence. Now their daughter's spirit seems to be reaching out to her grief-stricken father from beyond the grave, encouraging him to give up the important project on which he's been working. This 20th Century-Fox production premiered on ABC-TV as the "ABC Movie of the Week."

Starring: Don Murray, Ray Milland, Gene Tierney, Barbara Dana, Edward Asner, Pamelyn Ferdin, William Beckley, Ivor Barry, George Macready, John Carradine ..
Directed by: Walter Grauman
Release date: 1969-12-09

Fear No Evil

6.4/10 IMDB

A psychiatrist specializing in the occult becomes involved in the case of a man who is possessed by a spirit in an antique mirror. The man's fiance discovers that the mirror is able to bring back her former boyfriend, who had been killed in a car accident, from the dead.

Starring: Louis Jourdan, Lynda Day George, Carroll O'Connor, Bradford Dillman, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Marsha Hunt, Katherine Woodville, Harry Davis, Ivor Barry, Jeanne Buckley ..
Directed by: Paul Wendkos
Release date: 1969-03-03

The Last Train Through Harecastle Tunnel

6.7/10 IMDB

A young train spotter heads to Staffordshire for a historic journey through a soon to be condemned tunnel. During his trip, he encounters a series of curious characters.

Starring: Richard O'Callaghan, Paul Brooke, Iain Reid, Robert Hartley, John Owens, Bill Lyons, Laurie Asprey, John Gray, Jonathan Burn, Noel Dyson ..
Directed by: Alan Clarke
Release date: 1969-10-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969 : The Big Flame

The Big Flame

7.6/10 IMDB

After a prolonged industrial dispute in the Liverpool Docks, the striking workers reject management demands of a return to work and decide instead to occupy the docks and run the operation themselves.

Starring: Norman Rossington, Godfrey Quigley, Peter Kerrigan, Ken Jones, Daniel Stephens, Neville Smith, Tommy Summers, Meredith Edwards, Michael Forrest, John Riley ..
Directed by: Ken Loach
Release date: 1969-02-19
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969 : The Littlest Angel

The Littlest Angel

6.1/10 IMDB

Adapted from the book by Charles Tazewell. Michael, a shepherd boy living in Biblical times, finds himself transported to Heaven on his eighth birthday. Michael doesn't fully understand where he is, or why he's there. A guardian angel named Patience is given the task of showing Michael the joys of Heaven and helping him find his place in the Hereafter.

Starring: Johnny Whitaker, Fred Gwynne, Cab Calloway, E.G. Marshall, John McGiver, Tony Randall, George Rose, Connie Stevens, James Coco, Evelyn Russell ..
Directed by: Joe Layton
Release date: 1969-12-06

Story of Triumphant Love

6.4/10 IMDB

One day Mucjusz and his friend Malaj visit the mansion of Fabiusz, an old time friend of Mucjusz. Their sudden arrival makes Fabiusz anxious because years ago Mucjusz was in love with his beautiful wife Waleria. The visitor, however, assures Fabiusz that during his wanderings he has met many other women and has forgotten his old flame. The master of the house offers for him to stay in the garden pavilion. At the party in their honor, while Mucjusz distributes gifts to everyone present, Malaj plays the charming "Song of Love." It's rumored that those who are in love can do unusual things while listening to this melody at night. To prove it Mucjusz pierces his chest with a stiletto and takes it out without a sign of pain. At night Waleria wakes up to the sounds of the charming song coming from the outside and goes to the pavilion. In their conversation Mucjusz confesses that he still loves her but he has leprosy.

Starring: Beata Tyszkiewicz, Piotr Wysocki, Andrzej May, Jerzy Joga??a, Tadeusz Minc ..
Directed by: Andrzej ?u?awski
Release date: 1969-05-28
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969 : The Desperate Mission

The Desperate Mission

6.2/10 IMDB

A man who has lost everything joins others paid to convey a wealthy man's wife - and a mysterious treasure - to safety in San Francissco.

Starring: Ricardo Montalban, Slim Pickens, Rosey Grier, Jim McMullan, Earl Holliman, Ina Balin, Robert J. Wilke, Miriam Colón, Anthony Caruso, Charles Horvath ..
Directed by: Earl Bellamy
Release date: 1969-01-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969 : The Over-the-Hill Gang

The Over-the-Hill Gang

6.0/10 IMDB

Capt. Oren Hayes, a retired Texas Ranger, while visiting his daughter, finds that her husband is running for mayor against corrupt town boss, Nard Lundy. Lundy has no intention of allowing the free election of an honest man, so he has his henchmen do some dirty dealing. Hayes then calls for the help of some of his old buddies in the Rangers. Upon arriving in town, they realize quickly that age has caught up with them and they must rely on their sheer wits, and even some underhandedness, to outsmart and defeat Lundy.

Starring: Walter Brennan, Edgar Buchanan, Andy Devine, Jack Elam, Gypsy Rose Lee, Kristin Harmon, Ricky Nelson, Pat O’Brien, Chill Wills, Edward Andrews ..
Directed by: Jean Yarbrough
Release date: 1969-07-06
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969 : Istanbul Express

Istanbul Express

5.9/10 IMDB

An art dealer on a special mission is pulled into dangerous intrigue while railway detective Cheval tries to help and pursues criminals on the Istanbul Express.

Starring: Gene Barry, John Saxon, Senta Berger, Tom Simcox, Mary Ann Mobley, Werner Peters, Donald Woods, Jack Kruschen, John Marley, Norma Varden ..
Directed by: Richard Irving
Release date: 1969-03-07
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969 : Guns in the Heather

Guns in the Heather

6.3/10 IMDB

An American foreign exchange student in Ireland, Rich Evans (Kurt Russell), gets caught up in espionage when a dying man gives him a message to pass to his older brother, who is an American intelligence agent unbeknownst to Rich. Rich and his friend are then kidnapped by an Eastern Bloc agent pretending to be from the American Embassy in the hopes that they will lead him to a scientist who is attempting to defect to the West. Originally aired in 3 parts on 'Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color' TV series, then re-edited into a theatrical feature in Europe under the title, 'The Secret of Boyne Castle.'

Starring: Glenn Corbett, Alfred Burke, Kurt Russell, Patrick Dawson, Patrick Barr, Hugh McDermott, Patrick Westwood, Eddie Byrne, Godfrey Quigley, Kevin Stoney ..
Directed by: Robert Butler
Release date: 1969-07-07
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969 : Wake Me When the War Is Over

Wake Me When the War Is Over

5.3/10 IMDB

During the latter days of WWII an American Lieutenant accidentally falls out of an airplane into German territory. He is taken in by a Baroness who becomes smitten with him and doesn't want him to leave, so she doesn't tell him that the war has ended...for five years!

Starring: Ken Berry, Eva Gabor, Werner Klemperer, Danielle De Metz, Hans Conried, Jim Backus, Alan Hewitt, Woodrow Parfrey, Parley Baer, William Wintersole ..
Directed by: Gene Nelson
Release date: 1969-10-14
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969 : The Ballad of Andy Crocker

The Ballad of Andy Crocker

5.7/10 IMDB

Returning Vietnam veteran Andy Crocker arrives in his small hometown to discover his best friend and business partner has mismanaged their business into bankruptcy and his high school sweetheart has married another man. It is evident his small town has little to offer him except the hard-working life of his father, while the broader world has limited opportunities for a man who left school after the third grade.

Starring: Lee Majors, Joey Heatherton, Jimmy Dean, Bobby Hatfield, Agnes Moorehead, Pat Hingle, Jill Haworth, Marvin Gaye, Mimi Dillard, Barbara Leigh ..
Directed by: George McCowan
Release date: 1969-11-18


6.2/10 IMDB

This film is from the point of view of a cameraman following a young woman through the streets of a city. He chases her down an alley and knocks her over, in a symbolic form of video assault. No dialogue.

Starring: Nicholas D. Knowland, Eva Majlata ..
Directed by: John Lennon, Y?ko Ono
Release date: 1969-12-01

Ann-Margret: From Hollywood with Love

8.2/10 IMDB

Ann-Margret starts her journey to Hollywood from the countryside, traversing the Freeway until she gets to Hollywood.

Starring: Ann-Margret, Benny Baker, Lucille Ball, Lonney Lewis, Dean Martin, Larry Storch, Ben Wrigley, Larry Billman, Ken Lane, Pete Menefee ..
Directed by: David Winters
Release date: 1969-12-06
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969 : The Whole World Is Watching

The Whole World Is Watching

7.9/10 IMDB

A student radical, accused of murdering a cop during a campus revolt, welcomes a court confrontation and then refuses to take the stand, despite the urging of the three high-priced lawyers he has hired to represent him in this second pilot of "The Lawyers," a rotating segment of "The Bold Ones" series.

Starring: Burl Ives, Joseph Campanella, James Farentino, Hal Holbrook, Steve Ihnat, Stephen McNally, Richard Ely, Dennis Olivieri, Roy Poole, Dana Elcar ..
Directed by: Richard A. Colla
Release date: 1969-03-11

The Jack Benny Birthday Special

7.8/10 IMDB

A TV special aired on February 17, 1969 (the star’s birthday was February 14), featuring Benny’s long-established persona and several celebrity guest stars.

Starring: Jack Benny, Lucille Ball, Ann-Margret, Dan Blocker, Dennis Day, Rouvaun, Lawrence Welk, Don Wilson, Jerry Lewis ..
Directed by: Frederick de Cordova
Release date: 1969-02-17

Christopher Isherwood: A Born Foreigner

7.6/10 IMDB

Documentary about author Christopher Isherwood, in which he is interviewed about his life and work and which features extracts from films of his novels and stories.

Starring: Derek Hart, Christopher Isherwood ..
Release date: 1969-11-02
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969 : Three's a Crowd

Three's a Crowd

7.3/10 IMDB

An airline pilot tries to balance two wives he has in two separate cities.

Starring: Larry Hagman, Jessica Walter, Harvey Korman, Norman Fell, Shelley Morrison, Michael Lerner, E. J. Peaker ..
Directed by: Harry Falk
Release date: 1969-12-03
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969 : Run a Crooked Mile

Run a Crooked Mile

7.1/10 IMDB

A man witnesses a murder in a secluded mansion. When he reports it, there's no evidence of the murder, or that anyone was there. Two years later he wakes up in a hospital room after a polo accident to find he's had amnesia, is now married, and living in Switzerland. Now remembering the incident he returns to England to try to solve the mystery.

Starring: Louis Jourdan, Mary Tyler Moore, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Stanley Holloway, Alexander Knox, Terence Alexander, Ronald Howard, Laurence Naismith ..
Directed by: Gene Levitt
Release date: 1969-11-18
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969 : Debbie Reynolds and the Sound of Children

Debbie Reynolds and the Sound of Children

7.1/10 IMDB

Debbie Reynolds and hundreds of children, from toddlers to teens, star in a musical salute to the days of the week. They sing rhymes for each day, and note the special qualities attributed to children born on that day.

Starring: Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher, Todd Fisher ..
Directed by: Marc Breaux
Release date: 1969-11-06
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969 : In the Year 2889

In the Year 2889

2.9/10 IMDB

The last seven survivors of a nuclear war barricade themselves against an attack by a mutant cannibal.

Starring: Paul Petersen, Quinn O'Hara, Charla Doherty, Neil Fletcher, Hugh Feagin, Bill Thurman, Max W. Anderson, Byron Lord ..
Directed by: Larry Buchanan
Release date: 1969-01-19
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969 : The Silent Gun

The Silent Gun

6.9/10 IMDB

A sheriff with a reputation as a fast gun almost kills an innocent child. He makes up his mind that he is not going to carry around loaded weapons anymore, but, since he's the sheriff of a lawless town, he compromises by carrying an unloaded pistol and relying on his reputation to keep order.

Starring: Lloyd Bridges, John Beck, Ed Begley, Pernell Roberts, Edd Byrnes ..
Directed by: Michael Caffey
Release date: 1969-12-16
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969 : Gidget Grows Up

Gidget Grows Up

6.6/10 IMDB

After spending the last two years in Europe as an exchange student, Gidget returns home to California only to discover that things have changed. The letters she had been writing to her beloved "moondoggie" to try to make him jealous have had the wrong effect. Disillusioned with love, and after hearing a speech on television, she decides to make a real difference in the world by going to New York to become a youth worker at the United Nations. While there she has a proposal of marriage from an extremely wealthy Arabian Sheik, but instead she falls for a handsome but older Australian diplomat.

Starring: Karen Valentine, Edward Mulhare, Paul Petersen, Warner Anderson, Robert Cummings, Nina Foch, Paul Lynde, Helen Funai ..
Directed by: James Sheldon
Release date: 1969-12-30
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969 : Arsenic and Old Lace

Arsenic and Old Lace

6.9/10 IMDB

A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family.

Starring: Bob Crane, Sue Lyon, Lillian Gish, Helen Hayes, Fred Gwynne, David Wayne, Jack Gilford, Billy De Wolfe, Richard Deacon, Bob Dishy ..
Directed by: Robert Scheerer
Release date: 1969-04-02
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969 : The File on Devlin

The File on Devlin

6.2/10 IMDB

A young woman finds herself engulfed in Cold War intrigue when her father, a Nobel Prize-winning author, vanishes while travelling near the Russian border. Entrusted by her father with an unfinished book he was working on before his trip, the young woman becomes engaged in a power struggle over the material with her estranged stepmother. Suspiciously befriended by a journalist in the midst of the crisis, the young woman ultimately learns that no one is to be trusted - as her father's work is of interest to the intelligence departments of several countries.

Starring: Judith Anderson, Elizabeth Ashley, David McCallum, Mary Adams, Barry Cahill, Alan Caillou, Helmut Dantine, Gregory Gaye, Larry Gelbman, Lew Horn ..
Directed by: George Schaefer
Release date: 1969-11-21
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969 : It's Alive!

It's Alive!

2.7/10 IMDB

A farmer traps three people in a cave with his pet prehistoric monster.

Starring: Tommy Kirk, Shirley Bonne, Bill Thurman, Annabelle Weenick, Corveth Ousterhouse ..
Directed by: Larry Buchanan
Release date: 1969-01-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969 : The Spy Killer

The Spy Killer

6.1/10 IMDB

Spy Killer stars Robert Horton as a secret agent turned private eye. Framed for murder, Horton is released, but only after promising that he'll track down a book containing a list of government agents who are operating covertly in Red China. The reluctant spy discovers that he can't completely trust anyone in this endeavor--not even his former chief

Starring: Robert Horton, Sebastian Cabot, Jill St. John, Eleanor Summerfield, Lee Montague, Douglas Sheldon, Robert Russell, Barbara Shelley, Harvey Hall, Donald Morley ..
Directed by: Roy Ward Baker
Release date: 1969-11-11
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969 : Trial Run

Trial Run

6.0/10 IMDB

A slice-of-life drama involving a young lawyer, his adoring secretary who tries to help to advance his career, and his employer, a famed lawyer burdened with an unfaithful wife.

Starring: James Franciscus, Janice Rule, Leslie Nielsen, Diane Baker, John Vernon, David Sheiner, Fred Beir, Paul Carr, Lily Valenty, Jack Collins ..
Directed by: William A. Graham
Release date: 1969-01-18

The Comic

5.8/10 IMDB

The story of a comedian with a talent close to genius but with an insecurity problem.

Starring: George Cole, Isabel Dean, Renée Houston, Hilary Dwyer ..
Directed by: Alan Clarke
Release date: 1969-11-29
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969 : The Pigeon

The Pigeon

5.6/10 IMDB

A private eye is hired to protect a young woman who has a black book on a crime syndicate.

Starring: Sammy Davis Jr., Dorothy Malone, Victoria Vetri, Ricardo Montalban, Pat Boone, Roy Glenn, Patsy Kelly, Norman Alden, Bennie E. Dobbins, Bill Quinn ..
Directed by: Earl Bellamy
Release date: 1969-11-04
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969 : In Name Only

In Name Only

5.6/10 IMDB

In this romantic comedy, an unwed couple who run a wedding planning business discover, to their horror, that the Justice of the Peace who had officiated their first three weddings was only an actor. Hilarity ensues as they set about trying to get these marrieds married...again.

Starring: Michael Callan, Ann Prentiss, Eve Arden, Ruth Buzzi, Christopher Connelly, Bill Daily, Elinor Donahue, Herb Edelman, Paul Ford, Elsa Lanchester ..
Directed by: E.W. Swackhamer
Release date: 1969-11-25
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969 : Doctor Who: The War Games

Doctor Who: The War Games

0.0/10 IMDB

The Doctor, Jamie and Zoe arrive on an unnamed planet. At first believing themselves in the midst of World War I, they realise it to be one of many War Zones overseen by the War Lords, who have kidnapped large numbers of human soldiers to form the greatest army the universe has ever seen. At the helm of this plot is the War Chief, another renegade Time Lord like the Doctor. The creeping realisation sets in that the Doctor cannot solve this problem alone, and that his days of wandering may be at an end...

Starring: Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines, Wendy Padbury, David Savile, Jane Sherwin, Noel Coleman, Richard Steele, Terence Bayler, Hubert Rees, David Valla ..
Directed by: David Maloney
Release date: 1969-06-21
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969 : David Copperfield

David Copperfield

5.8/10 IMDB

A made for TV movie of the Charles Dickens' classic novel, turns Dickens' picaresque tale into an extended flashback, with David Copperfield Robin Phillips as a young man, brooding on a deserted beach, recalling his youth. The characters are all trotted out in choppy flashbacks as David remembers his life as a young orphan, brought to London and passed around from relatives, to guardians, to boarding school.

Starring: Richard Attenborough, Cyril Cusack, Edith Evans, Pamela Franklin, Susan Hampshire, Wendy Hiller, Ron Moody, Laurence Olivier, Robin Phillips, Michael Redgrave ..
Directed by: Delbert Mann
Release date: 1969-12-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969 : Doctor Who: The Krotons

Doctor Who: The Krotons

0.0/10 IMDB

The TARDIS arrives on the unnamed planet of the Gonds, who are ruled and taught in a form of self-perpetuating slavery by the alien Krotons — crystalline beings whose ship, the Dynatrope, crash-landed there thousands of years earlier after being damaged in a space battle. The Krotons are in suspended animation, in a crystalline slurry form, awaiting a time when they can be reconstituted by absorption of mental energy. Periodically, the two most brilliant Gond students are received into the Dynatrope, nominally to become "companions of the Krotons", but in truth to have their mental energy drained, after which they are killed.

Starring: Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines, Wendy Padbury, James Copeland, James Cairncross, Gilbert Wynne, Philip Madoc, Terence Brown, Madeleine Mills, Richard Ireson ..
Directed by: David Maloney
Release date: 1969-01-18

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