Best Tv Movie Movies of 1972

1.

The Lorax

4.0
8.0/10 IMDB

The Once-ler, a ruined industrialist, tells the tale of his rise to wealth and subsequent fall, as he disregarded the warnings of a wise old forest creature called the Lorax about the environmental destruction caused by his greed.

Starring: Eddie Albert, Bob Holt, Athena Lorde, Harlen Carraher, Scatman Crothers, Vivian Vance, Thurl Ravenscroft ..
Directed by: Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1972-02-14
2.

The Night Stalker

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

Wisecracking reporter Carl Kolchak investigates a string of gruesome murders in Las Vegas. It seems that each victim has been bitten in the neck and drained of all their blood. Kolchak is sure that it is a vampire. He's hot on the trail, but nobody believes him. His editor thinks he's nuts and the police think he's a hindrance in the investigation, so Kolchak takes matters into his own hand.

Starring: Darren McGavin, Carol Lynley, Simon Oakland, Ralph Meeker, Claude Akins, Charles McGraw, Kent Smith, Elisha Cook Jr., Stanley Adams, Larry Linville ..
Directed by: John Llewellyn Moxey
Release date: 1972-01-11
3.

A Warning to the Curious

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

Paxton, an amateur archeologist, travels to the town of Seaburgh and inadvertently stumbles across one of the lost crowns of Anglia, which, according to legend, protect the county from invasion. On digging the crown up, Paxton is stalked by its supernatural guardian.

Starring: Peter Vaughan, Clive Swift, Julian Herrington, John Kearney, David Cargill, George Benson, Roger Milner, Roger Milner, Gilly Fraser, David Pugh ..
Directed by: Lawrence Gordon Clark
Release date: 1972-12-24
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1972 : You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown
4.

You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown

3.7
7.4/10 IMDB

With the school election looming, Linus is talked into running for school president. With Lucy and Charlie Brown as his campaign manager and Snoopy and Woodstock assisting, he stands a decent chance of victory. Soon however, he makes unrealistic promises and learns the hard way that preaching about the Great Pumpkin can not be considered a sound campaign strategy.

Starring: Chad Webber, Robin Kohn, Stephen Shea, Hilary Momberger-Powers, Linda Ercoli, Vince Guaraldi, Brian Kazanjian, Brent McKay, Bill Melendez, Todd Barbee ..
Directed by: Bill Melendez
Release date: 1972-10-29
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1972 : Evil Roy Slade
5.

Evil Roy Slade

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

Orphaned and left in the desert as an infant, Evil Roy Slade (John Astin) grew up alone—save for his teddy bear—and mean. As an adult, he is notorious for being the "meanest villain in the West"—so he's thrown for quite a loop when he falls for sweet schoolteacher Betsy Potter (Pamela Austin). There's also Nelson L. Stool (Mickey Rooney), a railroad tycoon, who, along with his dimwitted nephew Clifford (Henry Gibson), is trying to get revenge on Evil Roy Slade for robbing him.

Starring: John Astin, Milton Berle, Mickey Rooney, Henry Gibson, Dick Shawn, Dom DeLuise, Edie Adams, Pamela Austin, Arthur Batanides, Larry Hankin ..
Directed by: Jerry Paris
Release date: 1972-02-18
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1972 : Harvey
6.

Harvey

3.5
8.0/10 IMDB

Elwood P. Dowd's constant companion is Harvey, a six-foot tall invisible rabbit. To his sister, his obsession with Harvey has been a thorn in her plans to marry off her daughter. However, when she decides to put Elwood in a mental institution, a mix-up occurs, and she finds herself committed instead. It's now up to Elwood and "Harvey" to straighten out the mess.

Starring: James Stewart, Helen Hayes, Marian Hailey, Dorothy Blackburn, Madeline Kahn, Jesse White, Richard Mulligan, John McGiver, Arlene Francis, Martin Gabel ..
Directed by: Fielder Cook
Release date: 1972-03-20
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1972 : Willowbrook: The Last Great Disgrace
7.

Willowbrook: The Last Great Disgrace

3.4
7.6/10 IMDB

A shocking exposé of the deplorable conditions and abuses from the Willowbrook State School for children with intellectual disabilities.

Starring: Geraldo Rivera ..
Directed by: Geraldo Rivera
Release date: 1972-02-02
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1972 : Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole
8.

Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole

3.4
7.6/10 IMDB

Maggie Cole is a research scientist who, after the sudden death of her husband, takes a position as an on-call doctor in an inner-city clinic. There, she must fight a battle on two fronts: against the medical conditions endangering her patients and against sexism toward a female doctor.

Starring: Susan Hayward, Darren McGavin, Michael Constantine, Jeanette Nolan, Dane Clark, Maidie Norman, Beverly Garland, Michele Nichols, Richard Anderson, Frank Puglia ..
Directed by: Jud Taylor
Release date: 1972-09-27
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1972 : The Stone Tape
9.

The Stone Tape

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

A research team from an electronics company move into an old Victorian house to start work on finding a new recording medium. When team member Jill Greeley witnesses a ghost, team director Peter Brock decides not only to analyse the apparition, which he believes is a psychic impression trapped in a stone wall (dubbed a "stone tape"), but to exorcise it too - with terrifying results...

Starring: Michael Bryant, Jane Asher, Iain Cuthbertson, Michael Bates, Reginald Marsh, Tom Chadbon, John Forgeham, Philip Trewinnard, James Cosmo, Neil Wilson ..
Directed by: Peter Sasdy
Release date: 1972-01-31
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1972 : The Moonstone
10.

The Moonstone

3.3
7.5/10 IMDB

Adaptation of the classic novel. A priceless jewel, originally plundered from a Hindu shrine, is presented to Rachel Verinder on her 18th birthday. The jewel goes missing and suspicion falls over the household, threatening to destroy someone close to Rachel's heart.

Starring: Robin Ellis, Vivien Heilbron, Martin Jarvis, Kathleen Byron, Peter Sallis, Colin Baker, Stephen Rea, Pat Gorman, Albert Moses, Marguerite Young ..
Directed by: Paddy Russell
Release date: 1972-01-01

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