Best Tv Movie Movies of 1972


The Lorax

7.9/10 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
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1972 : The Fishing Party

The Fishing Party

8.5/10 IMDB

Three miners plan a weekend fishing.

Starring: Brian Glover, Ray Mort, Douglas Livingstone, Jane Freeman, John Comer, Frank Moorey, Deirdre Costello, James Garbutt ..
Directed by: Michael Simpson
Release date: 1972-06-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1972 : Ransom for a Dead Man

Ransom for a Dead Man

7.6/10 IMDB

A brilliant tort attorney gets rid of her boring husband by faking his kidnapping and keeping the ransom. The FBI may be fooled, but not Columbo.

Starring: Peter Falk, Lee Grant, John Fink, Harold Gould, Patricia Mattick, Paul Carr, Jed Allan, Charles Macaulay, Hank Brandt, Jean Byron ..
Directed by: Richard Irving
Release date: 1972-10-09

The Night Stalker

7.5/10 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

A Warning to the Curious

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

You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown

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

Evil Roy Slade

7.1/10 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


7.9/10 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 : Judy: Impressions of Garland

Judy: Impressions of Garland

8.3/10 IMDB

This BBC/MGM-TV co-produced documentary on the life and career of Judy Garland includes interviews with Liza Minnelli, Charles Walters and Mickey Rooney.

Release date: 1972-12-24
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1972 : Willowbrook: The Last Great Disgrace

Willowbrook: The Last Great Disgrace

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

Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole

7.5/10 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 Moonstone

The Moonstone

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
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1972 : Liza with a Z

Liza with a Z

8.4/10 IMDB

Liza Minnelli stars in a television concert directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse. She performs such songs as the title number and "Son of a Preacher Man." The concert concludes with a medley of songs from the film Cabaret (1972). The special, Minnelli and Fosse all won Emmy Awards. Bob Fosse also won the Oscar and Tony that year, in the only instance of any person ever winning all three in a one-month period.

Starring: Liza Minnelli, Ann Reinking, Gwen Verdon, Lorna Luft, Kay Thompson ..
Directed by: Bob Fosse
Release date: 1972-09-10
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1972 : Madame Sin

Madame Sin

5.8/10 IMDB

A CIA agent is used as a pawn in an insane woman's plan to steal a Polaris submarine.

Starring: Bette Davis, Robert Wagner, Denholm Elliott, Gordon Jackson, Dudley Sutton, Catherine Schell, Paul Maxwell, David Healy, Alan Dobie, Al Mancini ..
Directed by: David Greene
Release date: 1972-01-15

The Stone Tape

6.4/10 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 Thanksgiving That Almost Wasn't

The Thanksgiving That Almost Wasn't

7.1/10 IMDB

A talking squirrel must save the holiday by rescuing a young Pilgrim boy and a young Native American boy that has gone missing in the woods on Thanksgiving day.

Release date: 1972-11-21
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1972 : Goodnight, My Love

Goodnight, My Love

6.7/10 IMDB

Gruff gumshoe Francis Hogan is hired by a mysterious woman to find her boyfriend who has gone missing. With his perpetually hungry partner in tow, Hogan must untangle a web of intrigue involving the criminal underworld and a dead courier. One double-cross follows another as Hogan investigates the whole sordid affair.

Starring: Richard Boone, Michael Dunn, Barbara Bain, Victor Buono, Gianni Russo, John Quade, Walter Burke, Lou Wagner, Lou Cutell, John Lawrence ..
Directed by: Peter Hyams
Release date: 1972-10-18
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1972 : A Very Missing Person

A Very Missing Person

6.5/10 IMDB

An ex-schoolteacher is asked by the police to help locate a missing heiress.

Starring: Eve Arden, James Gregory, Julie Newmar, Ray Danton, Dennis Rucker, Pat Morita, Ezra Stone, Woodrow Parfrey, Skye Aubrey, Bob Hastings ..
Directed by: Russ Mayberry
Release date: 1972-03-04
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1972 : The House Without a Christmas Tree

The House Without a Christmas Tree

8.0/10 IMDB

A young girl named Addie, living in Nebraska in 1946 wants nothing more for the holidays than a Christmas tree, but her widowed father, is bitter and refuses due to events from the family's past.

Starring: Jason Robards, Lisa Lucas, Alexa Kenin, Murray Westgate, Maya Kenin, Brady McNamara, Gail Dunsome, Mildred Natwick, Kathryn Walker, Heather Graham ..
Directed by: Paul Bogart
Release date: 1972-12-03
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1972 : That Certain Summer

That Certain Summer

7.7/10 IMDB

The first US teleplay to deal sympathetically with homosexuality. Divorced San Francisco contractor Doug Salter is looking forward to a summer visit from his fourteen-year-old son Nick, who lives in Los Angeles with his mother Janet. The boy does not know that his father is gay and committed to Gary McClain, his life partner of several years.

Starring: Hal Holbrook, Martin Sheen, Joe Don Baker, Marlyn Mason, Scott Jacoby, Hope Lange, James McEachin, Clarke Gordon, Jan Shepard, Myron Natwick ..
Directed by: Lamont Johnson
Release date: 1972-11-01


5.9/10 IMDB

After receiving word about a mysterious carcass/skeleton unearthed in the Arizona desert, a father and his daughter decide to remove it from the burial grounds for further study. Once they do so, they, as well as the town, are besieged by a colony of gargoyles living in some nearby caverns.

Starring: Cornel Wilde, Jennifer Salt, Grayson Hall, Bernie Casey, Scott Glenn, William Stevens, John Gruber, Woody Chambliss, Jim Connell, Timothy Burns ..
Directed by: Bill L. Norton
Release date: 1972-11-21

The Longest Night

6.7/10 IMDB

The daughter of a wealthy family is kidnapped and imprisoned underground in a custom-built, ventilated coffin while her family and the police search for her. But the battery that powers the ventilation is running out of juice and the ransom drop has been botched. This movie was originally shown as an ABC Movie of the Week on September 12, 1972. The story is based on the 1968 kidnapping of Barbara Mackle by Gary Krist.

Starring: David Janssen, James Farentino, Phyllis Thaxter, Skye Aubrey, Mike Farrell, Sallie Shockley, Joel Fabiani, Richard Anderson, Charles McGraw, John Kerr ..
Directed by: Jack Smight
Release date: 1972-09-12
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1972 : Imagine


7.3/10 IMDB

A surreal, half-fiction, half real life footage of a day in the life of John lennon and Yoko Ono, composed to music from John's historic 'Imagine' album and Yoko's 'Fly'.

Starring: John Lennon, Y?ko Ono, Jack Palance, Fred Astaire, Dick Cavett, George Harrison, Jonas Mekas, Andy Warhol ..
Directed by: Steve Gebhardt, John Lennon, Y?ko Ono
Release date: 1972-12-23
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1972 : The Crooked Hearts

The Crooked Hearts

6.3/10 IMDB

A charming but somewhat larcenous widow attempts to snare a rich bachelor through a lonely hearts club, but her scheme boomerangs into a deadly cat-and-mouse game. This marked the TV-movie debut of both Rosalind Russell and Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and was sadly also Russell's last film role.

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Rosalind Russell, Ross Martin, Michael Murphy, Kent Smith, Dick Van Patten, Patrick Campbell, Maureen O'Sullivan, Liam Dunn, Penny Marshall ..
Directed by: Jay Sandrich
Release date: 1972-11-08
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1972 : Doctor Who: The Time Monster

Doctor Who: The Time Monster

6.7/10 IMDB

The Master, in the guise of Professor Thascalos, has constructed at the Newton Institute in Wootton a device known as TOMTIT - Transmission Of Matter Through Interstitial Time - to gain control over Kronos, a creature from outside time. The creature is summoned but proves to be uncontrollable.

Starring: Jon Pertwee, Katy Manning, Roger Delgado, Nicholas Courtney, Richard Franklin, John Levene, Nicholas Courtney, Ingrid Pitt ..
Directed by: Paul Bernard
Release date: 1972-06-24
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1972 : A War of Children

A War of Children

6.9/10 IMDB

A Protestant and a Catholic family's friendship is threatened by the sectarian violence in Belfast. When the daughter of the Catholic family falls in love a British soldier the situation worsens ...

Starring: Jenny Agutter, Vivien Merchant, Pat Laffan, John Ronane, Anthony Andrews, Oliver Maguire, Danny Figgis, Aideen O'Kelly, Arthur O'Sullivan, Cathleen Delany ..
Directed by: George Schaefer
Release date: 1972-11-18
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1972 : The Bounty Man

The Bounty Man

6.0/10 IMDB

Kinkaid is a rugged, hard-driving bounty hunter, determined to find outlaw Billy Riddle. He tracks Billy, takes him captive, and starts the long trek to justice. However, this journey may lead him to dire consequences... a gang of cut-throats headed by Angus Keough is pursuing them, after the bounty for themselves.

Starring: Clint Walker, Margot Kidder, Richard Basehart, Gene Evans, Arthur Hunnicutt, John Ericson, Rex Holman, Wayne Sutherlin, Paul Harper, Dennis Cross ..
Directed by: John Llewellyn Moxey
Release date: 1972-10-31
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1972 : Man On A String

Man On A String

7.0/10 IMDB

A government agent, out to destroy a crime ring, finds himself in the middle of a mob war.

Starring: Christopher George, William Schallert, Michael Baseleon, Keith Carradine, Joel Grey, Kitty Winn, Paul Hampton, Jack Warden, Barry Russo, Jack Bernardi ..
Directed by: Joseph Sargent
Release date: 1972-02-18
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1972 : Women in Chains

Women in Chains

6.1/10 IMDB

A parole officer goes undercover to investigate prison brutality but is trapped when the only person on the outside who knows why she's there is killed.

Starring: Ida Lupino, Lois Nettleton, Jessica Walter, Belinda Montgomery, Penny Fuller, John Larch, Neile Adams, Hazel Medina, Katherine Cannon, Lucille Benson ..
Directed by: Bernard L. Kowalski
Release date: 1972-01-25
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1972 : The Weekend Nun

The Weekend Nun

7.4/10 IMDB

Drama based on the life of Joyce Duco, with Joanna Pettet as a young nun torn between the reality of her secular job as a daytime juvenile probation officer and the vows she has taken with the church.

Starring: Joanna Pettet, Vic Morrow, Ann Sothern, James Gregory, Beverly Garland, Kay Lenz, Michael Clark, Tina Andrews, Judson Pratt, Lynn Borden ..
Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc
Release date: 1972-12-21
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1972 : Michael O'Hara the Fourth

Michael O'Hara the Fourth

7.5/10 IMDB

The name Michael O'Hara has become synonymous with law enforcement. There have been three generations of Michael O'Haras and all have been exemplary policemen. When Michael O'Hara III's child was born he was told that they would not be able to have any more children, and there has always been a Michael O'Hara, so he named his child Michael O'Hara IV despite the fact that she is a girl. Now Mike has a tendency to get involved with police matters and not always with good results, which annoys her father. And despite being told repeatedly to stay out of it, she continues her amateurish detective activities.

Starring: Dan Dailey, Jo Ann Harris, Michael McGreevey, Nehemiah Persoff, James Almanzar, Mike Henry, William Bramley, Maggie Wellman, Yvonne Gilbert, Dave Willock ..
Directed by: Robert Totten, Erven Jourdan
Release date: 1972-03-26

The Pirates of Buban

7.1/10 IMDB

By going to the Philippines, Imamura comes to meet people living in an extreme poverty. He discovers very quickly that some communities are under the control of cruel & armed pirates. Imamura will come to meet those men in order to understand their position.

Starring: Shôhei Imamura, K? Nishimura, Shoichi Ozawa, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi, Kazuo Kitamura, Tôru Emori, Masaomi Kondo, Takeshi Kat?, Torahiko Hamada, Akiji Kobayashi ..
Directed by: Shôhei Imamura
Release date: 1972-01-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1972 : The Rookies

The Rookies

7.4/10 IMDB

Three new officers in a large metropolitan police department adjust to their new jobs and way of life. This is another TV-pilot that was first aired as an ABC Movie of the Week before becoming a TV-series.

Starring: Darren McGavin, Cameron Mitchell, Robert F. Lyons, Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville ..
Directed by: Jud Taylor
Release date: 1972-03-08
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1972 : The Glass House

The Glass House

7.2/10 IMDB

Adapted from a story by Truman Capote ("In Cold Blood"), the world of the prison convict is open to the viewer. As the story develops, one thing becomes clear. As in the outside world, there is a "system"; and just as on the outside, there is accommodation, honesty, cynicism, violence and all the other factors that make up our society. The film follows the three newcomers, it records the grim, terrifying, sometimes fascinating events that occur.

Starring: Alan Alda, Vic Morrow, Clu Gulager, Billy Dee Williams, Kristoffer Tabori, Dean Jagger, Scott Hylands, Edward Bell, Roy Jenson, Alan Vint ..
Directed by: Tom Gries
Release date: 1972-02-04
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1972 : The Screaming Woman

The Screaming Woman

6.6/10 IMDB

A wealthy former mental patient goes home to her estate to rest and recuperate. While walking the grounds one day she hears the screams of a woman coming from underneath the ground. Her family, however, refuses to believe her story, and sees the incident as an opportunity to prove the woman's mind has snapped so they can take control of her money.

Starring: Olivia de Havilland, Ed Nelson, Laraine Stephens, Joseph Cotten, Walter Pidgeon, Charles Robinson, Alexandra Hay, Lonny Chapman, Charles Drake, Russell Wiggins ..
Directed by: Jack Smight
Release date: 1972-01-29
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1972 : Yogi's Ark Lark

Yogi's Ark Lark

6.4/10 IMDB

Yogi, Boo Boo and many of his friends including Huckleberry Hound, Snagglepuss, Magilla Gorilla among others decide to build an ark to look for the mythical Perfect Place which is peaceful and hasn't been affected by man and pollution. They hire the Jellystone's janitor Noah Smith to act as captain and travel throughout the world looking for such a place. Even though they think every place they land is a "Perfect place", they soon find out that there is definitely no place like home.

Starring: Daws Butler, Henry Corden, Walker Edmiston, Allan Melvin, Don Messick, John Stephenson, Jean Vander Pyl, Lennie Weinrib, Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Release date: 1972-09-16
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1972 : The Astronaut

The Astronaut

6.5/10 IMDB

An elaborate deception emerges when an American astronaut is lost on a mission to Mars. Space agency officials fearful of losing public support and government funding decide to cover up the accident by employing an exact double for the lost astronaut. The ruse begins to unravel when the wife of the lost astronaut realizes she is living with a different man. Although angered by the deception, the woman has fallen in love with the replacement and plans to keep the secret. They both have a change of heart and decide to reveal the secret when they discover a new Mars mission is underway.

Starring: Jackie Cooper, Monte Markham, Richard Anderson, Robert Lansing, Susan Clark, John Lupton, Walter Brooke, James Sikking, Paul Kent, Loretta Leversee ..
Directed by: Robert Michael Lewis
Release date: 1972-01-08

Something Evil

5.3/10 IMDB

A young couple moves into a farmhouse in rural Pennsylvania. What they don't know is that there is an unseen presence in the house, and that it wants to take possession of the wife.

Starring: Sandy Dennis, Darren McGavin, Ralph Bellamy, Jeff Corey, Johnny Whitaker, John Rubinstein, David Knapp, Laurie Hagen, Herb Armstrong, Margaret Avery ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 1972-01-21
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1972 : Short Walk to Daylight

Short Walk to Daylight

6.7/10 IMDB

Eight people have to find their way out of a New York subway after being trapped following an earthquake.

Starring: James Brolin, James McEachin, Abbey Lincoln, Don Mitchell, Brooke Bundy, Lázaro Pérez, Suzanne Charny, Laurette Spang, Franklin Cover, Paul Cavonis ..
Directed by: Barry Shear
Release date: 1972-10-24

The Hands of Cormac Joyce

8.0/10 IMDB

A savage storm wreaks havoc on a small Irish fishing village.

Starring: Stephen Boyd, Colleen Dewhurst, Dominic Guard ..
Directed by: Fielder Cook
Release date: 1972-09-16
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1972 : The Daughters of Joshua Cabe

The Daughters of Joshua Cabe

6.7/10 IMDB

Due to a home-steading law, a fur trapper schemes to keep his land by hiring a hooker, a pickpocket and a thief to pose as his family.

Starring: Buddy Ebsen, Karen Valentine, Lesley Ann Warren, Sandra Dee, Don Stroud, Henry Jones, Jack Elam, Leif Erickson, Michael Anderson Jr., Paul Koslo ..
Directed by: Philip Leacock
Release date: 1972-09-13
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1972 : All My Darling Daughters

All My Darling Daughters

6.7/10 IMDB

A judge has to deal with his four daughters, his four future sons-in-law and four weddings all on the same day.

Starring: Robert Young, Raymond Massey, Eve Arden, Darleen Carr, Judy Strangis, Sharon Gless, Fawne Harriman, Darrell Larson, Jerry Fogel, Colby Chester ..
Directed by: David Lowell Rich
Release date: 1972-11-22
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1972 : Haunts of the Very Rich

Haunts of the Very Rich

6.4/10 IMDB

A group of wealthy but secretly very troubled people travel to an island resort. After experiencing a brush with death, they find themselves wondering about their existences.

Starring: Lloyd Bridges, Cloris Leachman, Edward Asner, Anne Francis, Tony Bill, Donna Mills, Robert Reed, Moses Gunn ..
Directed by: Paul Wendkos
Release date: 1972-09-20

Killer by Night

5.7/10 IMDB

A doctor trying to fight a diphtheria epidemic comes into conflict with a police captain who is using all his resources to track down a cop-killer.

Starring: Robert Wagner, Diane Baker, Greg Morris, Theodore Bikel, Robert Lansing, Mercedes McCambridge, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Mike Evans, Robert Cornthwaite ..
Directed by: Bernard McEveety
Release date: 1972-01-07
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1972 : Second Chance

Second Chance

5.4/10 IMDB

A rich stockbroker buys a Nevada ghost town as a community for people who need a second chance in life.

Starring: Brian Keith, Elizabeth Ashley, Kenneth Mars, William Windom, Pat Carroll, Avery Schreiber, Rosey Grier, Juliet Prowse, Ann Morgan Guilbert, Mark Savage ..
Directed by: Peter Tewksbury
Release date: 1972-02-08
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1972 : Crawlspace


6.3/10 IMDB

A childless middle-age couple adopt a troubled youth they find living in their crawlspace and attempt to get him to rejoin society with tragic results.

Starring: Arthur Kennedy, Teresa Wright, Tom Happer, Eugene Roche, Matthew Cowles, Dan Morgan, Roger Serbagi, Fleet Emerson, Louise Campbell, Dan Morgan ..
Directed by: John Newland, Buzz Kulik
Release date: 1972-02-11


7.4/10 IMDB

Set in Yorkshire, diabetic Horace is mentally disabled and works in the back of a joke shop.

Starring: Barry Jackson, Stephen Tantum, Talfryn Thomas, Christine Hargreaves ..
Directed by: Alan Clarke
Release date: 1972-03-21
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1972 : Probe


7.1/10 IMDB

Pilot for sci-fi detective series "Search." Hugh O'Brian as Lockwood, a high-tech private eye, was outfitted with two electronic implants (one to hear what was said at HQ and a dental contact he could bite to communicate with HQ--one bite for yes and two bites for no) and a button-sized "scanner" that combined a micro-miniaturized television camera that could also see in infrared spectrum, microphone, medical sensors, and transmitter, putting him in constant contact with a room full of experts monitoring his actions and vital signs and supplying him with encyclopedic information.

Starring: Hugh O'Brian, Elke Sommer, Burgess Meredith, Lilia Skala, Angel Tompkins, John Gielgud, Kent Smith, A Martinez ..
Directed by: Russ Mayberry
Release date: 1972-02-21
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1972 : Night of Terror

Night of Terror

5.7/10 IMDB

A hired killer hunts down a schoolteacher to get something she has. She doesn't know what it is, but he's already killed twice to get it.

Starring: Martin Balsam, Catherine Burns, Chuck Connors, Donna Mills, Agnes Moorehead, Bart La Rue ..
Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc
Release date: 1972-10-10
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1972 : The Victim

The Victim

6.3/10 IMDB

A woman is trapped during a storm in a house with no electricity or phone. A killer has murdered her sister, stuffed the body in the basement, and is now after her.

Starring: Elizabeth Montgomery, Eileen Heckart, Sue Ane Langdon, George Maharis, Jess Walton, Richard Derr, Ross Elliott, John Furlong, George Jue, Michael Keller ..
Directed by: Herschel Daugherty
Release date: 1972-11-14

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