Best Tv Movie Movies of 1974

1.

The Year Without a Santa Claus

4.7
7.8/10 IMDB

Feeling forgotten by the children of the world, old St. Nick decides to skip his gift-giving journey and take a vacation. Mrs. Claus and two spunky little elves, Jingle and Jangle, set out to see to where all the season's cheer has disappeared. Aided by a magical snowfall, they reawaken the spirit of Christmas in children's hearts and put Santa back in action.

Starring: Shirley Booth, Mickey Rooney, Dick Shawn, George S. Irving, Bob McFadden, Rhoda Mann, Bradley Bolke, Ron Marshall, Colin Duffy, Christine Winter ..
Directed by: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Release date: 1974-12-10
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1974 : Frankenstein: The True Story
2.

Frankenstein: The True Story

3.9
7.2/10 IMDB

Victor Frankenstein witnesses his creation turn uncontrollable after he's duped by his associate, Dr. Polidori.

Starring: James Mason, Leonard Whiting, David McCallum, Jane Seymour, Nicola Pagett, Michael Sarrazin, Michael Wilding, Tom Baker, Clarissa Kaye-Mason, Agnes Moorehead ..
Directed by: Jack Smight
Release date: 1974-09-19
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1974 : The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
3.

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

3.8
7.8/10 IMDB

In February, 1962, as the civil rights movement reaches Bayonne, Louisiana, a New York journalist arrives to interview Jane Pittman, who has just turned 110. She tells him her story dating back to her earliest memories before slavery ended. In between the chapters of her life, the present-day struggles of Blacks in Bayonne, urged on by Jimmy, are dramatized.

Starring: Cicely Tyson, Richard Dysart, Eric Brown, Joel Fluellen, Will Hare, Katherine Helmond, David Hooks, Elinora B. Johnson, Warren Kenner, Dudley Knight ..
Directed by: John Korty
Release date: 1974-01-31
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1974 : It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown
4.

It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown

3.7
7.5/10 IMDB

Charlie Brown, Linus and the entire Peanuts gang are off on a lively Easter egg hunt. They suspect they've spotted the Easter Bunny … but the trouble is, he looks a lot like a certain beagle who's near and dear to Charlie Brown's heart. Is it truly the Easter Bunny, or is it just the irrepressible Snoopy playing a trick on the kids?

Starring: Todd Barbee, Melanie Kohn, Stephen Shea, Linda Ercoli, Lynn Mortensen, Bill Melendez, Jimmy Ahrens ..
Directed by: Phil Roman
Release date: 1974-04-09
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1974 : Clarence Darrow
5.

Clarence Darrow

3.7
8.1/10 IMDB

The taped performance of Henry Fonda's one-man show was aired as "IBM Presents Clarence Darrow" on September 4, 1974, on NBC.

Starring: Henry Fonda ..
Directed by: John Rich
Release date: 1974-09-04
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1974 : I'm the Girl He Wants to Kill
6.

I'm the Girl He Wants to Kill

3.6
7.4/10 IMDB

Returning home to her flat, Ann Rogers passes a stranger leaving the building. A few moments later she discovers her neighbor lying dead in the hallway, the latest victim of a serial killer. Ann could be able to identify the killer, but the killer also knows her face and knows he needs to silence the witness...

Starring: Julie Sommars, Robert Lang, Tony Selby, Ken Jones, Anthony Steel, Trisha Hooker, Geoffrey Whitehead, Susan Tracy, Colin Haigh, Annette Woollett ..
Directed by: Shaun O'Riordan
Release date: 1974-03-18
7.

Bad Ronald

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

When awkward teen Ronald Wilby accidentally kills a young girl whose sister rejected his affections, his overbearing mother decides to hide him from the law by creating a concealed room in their home for him to live.

Starring: Scott Jacoby, Pippa Scott, John Larch, Dabney Coleman, Kim Hunter, John Fiedler, Linda Watkins, Cindy Fisher, Cindy Eilbacher, Lisa Eilbacher ..
Directed by: Buzz Kulik
Release date: 1974-10-23
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1974 : Mrs. Sundance
8.

Mrs. Sundance

3.4
6.1/10 IMDB

The girlfriend of the Sundance Kid is on the run, with a price on her head, when she hears rumors that Sundance may still be alive.

Starring: Elizabeth Montgomery, Robert Foxworth, L. Q. Jones, Arthur Hunnicutt, Lurene Tuttle, Claudette Nevins, Lorna Thayer, Robert Donner, Byron Mabe, Dean Smith ..
Directed by: Marvin J. Chomsky
Release date: 1974-01-15
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1974 : Melvin Purvis G-Man
9.

Melvin Purvis G-Man

3.4
6.0/10 IMDB

Agent Melvin Purvis is placed in charge of running down notorious killer Machine Gun Kelly, and sets out to do just that.

Starring: Dale Robertson, Harris Yulin, Dick Sargent, Margaret Blye, Matt Clark, David Canary, Elliott Street, John Karlen, Steve Kanaly, Woodrow Parfrey ..
Directed by: Dan Curtis
Release date: 1974-04-09
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1974 : Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill
10.

Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill

3.4
7.8/10 IMDB

Lee Remick stars as Jennie Jerome, born in the United States in 1845, who eventually became Lady Randolph Churchill, and gave birth to Sir Winston Churchill in this seven-part, seven-hour biographical mini-series.

Starring: Lee Remick, Barbara Parkins, Ronald Pickup, Rachel Kempson, Warren Clarke, Siân Phillips, Dan O'Herlihy, Zoë Wanamaker, Peter Penry-Jones, Michael Gough ..
Directed by: James Cellan Jones
Release date: 1974-11-05
11.

The California Kid

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

A sadistic small-town sheriff has a habit of deliberately forcing speeders to their deaths on the mountain roads leading into town. The brother of one of the victims rolls into town in his hot rod to investigate his brother's death.

Starring: Martin Sheen, Vic Morrow, Michelle Phillips, Stuart Margolin, Nick Nolte, Janit Baldwin, Gary Morgan, Frederic Downs, Don Mantooth, Joe Estevez ..
Directed by: Richard T. Heffron
Release date: 1974-09-25
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1974 : Born Innocent
12.

Born Innocent

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

A constant runaway is given over to the care of the state and finds herself in a remand centre for girls. She is soon caught between the uncaring bureaucracy, the sometimes brutal treatment from her peers and her own abusive family, and only one care worker sees her potential to rise above her tragic circumstances.

Starring: Linda Blair, Joanna Miles, Allyn Ann McLerie, Mary Murphy, Janit Baldwin, Richard Jaeckel, Kim Hunter, Nora Heflin, Tina Andrews, Sandra Ego ..
Directed by: Donald Wrye
Release date: 1974-09-10
13.

Dracula

3.3
6.1/10 IMDB

Dracula is searching for a woman who looks like his long dead wife.

Starring: Jack Palance, Simon Ward, Nigel Davenport, Fiona Lewis, Murray Brown, Penelope Horner, Pamela Brown, Sarah Douglas, Virginia Wetherell, Barbara Lindley ..
Directed by: Dan Curtis
Release date: 1974-06-13
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1974 : Frank Sinatra: The Main Event
14.

Frank Sinatra: The Main Event

3.3
8.0/10 IMDB

Charged with the electricity of a heavyweight prizefight, The Main Event was filmed live at Madison Square Garden, a venue usually reserved for sporting events and rock 'n' roll concerts.

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Howard Cosell ..
Directed by: Bill Carruthers
Release date: 1974-10-13
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1974 : The Missiles of October
15.

The Missiles of October

3.3
8.2/10 IMDB

Based in part on Robert F. Kennedy's book, "Thirteen Days," this film profiles the Kennedy Administration's actions during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Starring: William Devane, Ralph Bellamy, Howard Da Silva, James Hong, Martin Sheen, James T. Callahan, Peter Canon, Keene Curtis, Charles Cyphers, Clifford David ..
Directed by: Anthony Page
Release date: 1974-12-18
16.

In the Steps of a Dead Man

3.3
7.4/10 IMDB

When a young soldier suddenly dies, his parents and his girlfriend are naturally shocked and upset by the news. Several months later a young man turns up at the parent's house claiming to be their dead son's best friend. They welcome him and invite him to stay for a while. They also introduce him to their son's girlfriend and she is similarly impressed by him. It is later discovered, however, that he is not what he appears to be and may have had a hand in their son's death.

Starring: John Nolan, Richard Vernon, Denise Buckley, Faith Brook, Skye Aubrey, Derek Anders, Christopher Benjamin, Anne Robson, John Garvin, Robert Marsh ..
Directed by: Shaun O'Riordan
Release date: 1974-05-27
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1974 : The Gathering Storm
17.

The Gathering Storm

3.3
7.5/10 IMDB

Winston Churchill's life in the years leading up to World War II.

Starring: Richard Burton, Virginia McKenna, Robert Hardy, Ian Bannen, Robin Bailey, Geoffrey Bayldon, Robert Beatty, Patsy Byrne, Steve Plytas, Ian Ogilvy ..
Directed by: Herbert Wise
Release date: 1974-11-29
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1974 : The Happy Prince
18.

The Happy Prince

3.2
8.6/10 IMDB

A royal statue makes friends with a small swallow.

Starring: Christopher Plummer, Glynis Johns, John Codner, Jill Frappier, Howard Ryshpan ..
Directed by: Michael Mills
Release date: 1974-12-02
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1974 : Where Have All the People Gone
19.

Where Have All the People Gone

3.2
6.0/10 IMDB

A strange series of solar flares proves fatal for inhabitants of the Earth, except for the fortunate few who are somehow immune from the effects. Animals go insane and human beings turn to white powder, leaving behind only empty clothing. A handful of survivors attempt to rebuild their lives on the de-populated Earth.

Starring: Peter Graves, George O'Hanlon Jr., Kathleen Quinlan, Verna Bloom, Michael-James Wixted, Noble Willingham, Jay W. MacIntosh, Doug Chapin, Ken Sansom, Beans Morocco ..
Directed by: John Llewellyn Moxey
Release date: 1974-01-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1974 : The Gun
20.

The Gun

3.2
6.7/10 IMDB

The odyssey of an American handgun and the dramatic way it reshapes the lives of its various owners.

Starring: Stephen Elliott, Jean Le Bouvier, Wallace Rooney, David Huffman, Pepe Serna, Edith Diaz, Felipe Turich, Valentin de Vargas, Ramon Bieri, Michael McGuire ..
Directed by: John Badham
Release date: 1974-11-13
21.

The Execution of Private Slovik

3.1
7.6/10 IMDB

The story of Eddie Slovik, who was executed by the Army in 1945, the only American soldier to be executed for desertion since the Civil War.

Starring: Martin Sheen, Charlie Sheen, Mariclare Costello, Ned Beatty, Gary Busey, Matt Clark, Ben Hammer, Charles Haid, Kathryn Grody, Paul Lambert ..
Directed by: Lamont Johnson
Release date: 1974-03-13
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1974 : A Case of Rape
22.

A Case of Rape

3.1
7.8/10 IMDB

When she was raped, Ellen thought it was the worst thing to ever happen to her. What was worse, was the treatment by the hospital staff, police and the court system, when she reported it, and the man was caught.

Starring: Elizabeth Montgomery, William Daniels, Cliff Potts, Rosemary Murphy, Ronny Cox, Patricia Smith, Ken Swofford, Jonathan Lippe, Tom Selleck, Sandy Kenyon ..
Directed by: Boris Sagal
Release date: 1974-02-20
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1974 : Penda's Fen
23.

Penda's Fen

3.1
7.1/10 IMDB

Through a series of real and imagined encounters with angels, demons, and England's pagan past, a pastor's son begins to question his religion and politics, and comes to terms with his sexuality.

Starring: Spencer Banks, Georgine Anderson, Ron Smerczak, Ian Hogg, John Atkinson, Jennie Heslewood, Graham Leaman, Christopher Douglas, John Richmond, Ivor Roberts ..
Directed by: Alan Clarke
Release date: 1974-03-21
24.

The Changeling

3.1
7.4/10 IMDB

Sexual passion breeds violence in the Thomas Middleton and William Rowley written tale of a beautiful woman who falls in love with a sea-captain. Filmed with lush production values and at a leisurely, very British pace, Helen Mirren is riveting as Beatrice-Joanna, a young lass already torn by love and commitment.Beatrice-Joanna (Helen Mirren) is betrothed to Lord Alonzo de Piraquo (Malcolm Reynolds) but is in love with Alsemero (Brian Cox). She hires her father's manservant, De Flores (Stanley Baker), to kill Alonzo but after he has done so, she realises De Flores wants her as a reward.The Changeling was an instalment of the BBC's Play of the Month series and is a production for television of a 1622 Jacobean tragedy of the same name, written by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley.

Starring: Stanley Baker, Helen Mirren, Brian Cox, Alan Webb, T. P. McKenna, Frances Tomelty, Norman Rossington, Susan Penhaligon, Kenneth Cranham, Malcolm Reynolds ..
Directed by: Anthony Page
Release date: 1974-01-20
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1974 : The Migrants
25.

The Migrants

3.0
7.7/10 IMDB

A look at the lives of migratory farm workers, focusing on one family.

Starring: Cloris Leachman, Sissy Spacek, Ron Howard, Cindy Williams, Ed Lauter, David Clennon, Dolph Sweet, Mari Gorman, Lisa Lucas, Mills Watson ..
Directed by: Tom Gries
Release date: 1974-02-04
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1974 : The Cay
26.

The Cay

3.0
6.9/10 IMDB

When Young Phillip is separated form his mother and found by a black man named Timothy and his cat Stewcat, Phillip becomes blind and they all end up on an island. Will they survive or will they die?

Starring: James Earl Jones, Alfred Lutter, Gretchen Corbett ..
Directed by: Patrick Garland
Release date: 1974-10-24
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1974 : Live Again, Die Again
27.

Live Again, Die Again

3.0
5.8/10 IMDB

After being cryogenically frozen for more than 30 years, a woman wakes to find her husband an old man and her children older than she is. Her daughter has also developed a psychotic obsession with her and may be out to kill her.

Starring: Cliff Potts, Walter Pidgeon, Donna Mills, Mike Farrell, Geraldine Page, Vera Miles, Lurene Tuttle, Stewart Moss, Irene Tedrow, Peter Bromilow ..
Directed by: Richard A. Colla
Release date: 1974-02-16
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1974 : Reflections of Murder
28.

Reflections of Murder

3.0
6.8/10 IMDB

The wife and mistress of the abusive headmaster of a boy's school plot and carry out his murder. They dump his body in the murky swimming pool at the school and await for it to surface. After several days, some unusual circumstances point to clues that he is not dead after all.

Starring: Tuesday Weld, Joan Hackett, Sam Waterston, Lucille Benson, Michael Lerner, R. G. Armstrong, Ed Bernard, William Turner, Lance Kerwin, Sandra Coburn ..
Directed by: John Badham
Release date: 1974-11-24
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1974 : Virginia Hill
29.

Virginia Hill

2.9
5.6/10 IMDB

The story of Virginia Hill, a former prostitute who was the girlfriend of '40s killer and gangster Bugsy Siegel.

Starring: Dyan Cannon, Harvey Keitel, Allen Garfield, John Vernon, Herbert Anderson, Robby Benson, John Quade, Liam Dunn, Conrad Janis, Tom Reese ..
Directed by: Joel Schumacher
Release date: 1974-11-19
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1974 : Kung Fu Killers
30.

Kung Fu Killers

2.9
6.5/10 IMDB

Australian stuntman Grant Page travels to Hong Kong to find Bruce Lee's successor and looks at the cultural phenomenon that Asian martial arts has become in the West. He talks to actors such as Angela Mao, Stuart Whitman and George Lazenby - who were all making movies in Hong Kong at the time - and fights Carter Wong twice.

Starring: Grant Page, Angela Mao Ying, George Lazenby, Stuart Whitman, Carter Wong, Lawrence Lee, June Rhee, Bruce Lee, André E. Morgan, Chuck Norris ..
Directed by: Brian Trenchard-Smith
Release date: 1974-01-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1974 : The Morning After
31.

The Morning After

2.9
7.7/10 IMDB

A successful public relations man's refusal to admit his alcoholism jeopardizes his career, his family and his life. ABC Movie of the Week.

Starring: Dick Van Dyke, Lynn Carlin, Don Porter, Linda Lavin, Jewel Blanch, Sam Gilman, Joshua Bryant, Richard Derr, Robert Hover, Carolyn Ames ..
Directed by: Richard T. Heffron
Release date: 1974-02-13
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1974 : Savages
32.

Savages

2.9
6.8/10 IMDB

Ben Campbell, a 22 year old gas station attendant in a small desert town, is looking to make some extra money. He is surprised when Madec, a wealthy lawyer, asks him to be his guide on a hunting trip in the desert. When Madec accidentally shoots a prospector, he is fearful of what it will do his reputation and decides to eliminate the only witness, Ben, who is forced to go on the run. In addition to being hunted by Madec, Ben must also contend with the harsh desert elements. But if he does make it back to town alive, will anyone believe his story?

Starring: Andy Griffith, Sam Bottoms, Noah Beery Jr., James Best, Randy Boone, Jim Antonio, James Chandler ..
Directed by: Lee H. Katzin
Release date: 1974-09-11
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1974 : It's Good to Be Alive
33.

It's Good to Be Alive

2.9
6.7/10 IMDB

This movie details the struggles of former Brooklyn Dodger catcher Roy Campanella to adapt to life in a wheelchair following his crippling automobile accident in 1959. Cinematographer Ted Voigtlander was Emmy-nominated.

Starring: Paul Winfield, Louis Gossett Jr., Ruby Dee, Ramon Bieri, Ketty Lester, Julian Burton, Lloyd Gough, Eric Woods, Joe De Santis, Len Lesser ..
Directed by: Michael Landon
Release date: 1974-02-22
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1974 : Roll, Freddy, Roll!
34.

Roll, Freddy, Roll!

2.9
7.3/10 IMDB

A man determined to impress his son--and show up his son's stepfather--decides to try to get into the Guinness Book of World Records by setting a record for staying the longest time on roller skates. (IMDb)

Starring: Tim Conway, Scott Brady, Robert Hogan, Ruta Lee, Henry Jones, Richard Caine, Ed Peck, Richmond Shepard, Wally Dalton, Moosie Drier ..
Directed by: Bill Persky
Release date: 1974-12-17
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1974 : Cry Panic
35.

Cry Panic

2.9
6.2/10 IMDB

A man accidentally runs over and kills a pedestrian outside a small town. He begins to suspect that the locals, including the sheriff, are keeping secrets about the victim.

Starring: John Forsythe, Earl Holliman, Ralph Meeker, Norman Alden, Claudia McNeil, Anne Francis, Eddie Firestone, Harry Basch, Gene Tyburn, Jason Wingreen ..
Directed by: James Goldstone
Release date: 1974-02-06
36.

The Cloning of Clifford Swimmer

2.8
7.3/10 IMDB

Clifford Swimmer, an angry and abusive man cruel to his wife and son, wants out if his marriage. With the help of a scientist he clones a replacement who takes over as head of the family while the real Clifford travels the world. The clone turns out to be a gentle and sensitive husband and father, a complete opposite of the original, and the wife and son come to love him. When the real Clifford comes back and finds his family happy with the clone he becomes angry and jealous and things take a deadly turn.

Starring: Peter Haskell, Sheree North, Lance Kerwin, William Bassett, Keene Curtis, Sharon Farrell, John Karlen ..
Directed by: Lela Swift
Release date: 1974-11-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1974 : The Death Squad
37.

The Death Squad

2.8
5.2/10 IMDB

When petty criminals start turning up murdered, a detective discovers they are being killed by a group of his fellow officers who think the criminals were treated too leniently by the courts.

Starring: Robert Forster, Michelle Phillips, Claude Akins, Mark Goddard, Melvyn Douglas, George Murdock, Stephen Young, Kenneth Tobey, Bert Remsen, Jesse Vint ..
Directed by: Harry Falk
Release date: 1974-01-08
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1974 : The Stranger Within
38.

The Stranger Within

2.8
6.1/10 IMDB

Who is the father of Ann Collins’ baby? Her husband had a vasectomy years ago. And Ann hasn’t been with another man. Even more mysterious: as the baby grows inside her, Ann begins to change. She is beset by strange illnesses, pours tablespoons of salt on her food, turns the thermostat to 50 degrees, speed-reads academic tomes. But much bigger shocks are yet to come. Barbara Eden stars in this hypnotic, swiftly paced blend of horror and sci-fi from Richard Matheson, the popular and prolific writer who also penned the novel I AM LEGEND and several notable THE TWILIGHT ZONE scripts.

Starring: Barbara Eden, George Grizzard, Joyce Van Patten, David Doyle, Nehemiah Persoff ..
Directed by: Lee Philips
Release date: 1974-10-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1974 : Trapped Beneath the Sea
39.

Trapped Beneath the Sea

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

Based on an incident that occurred off the coast of Florida in 1973, this film tells the story of four men who find themselves trapped in a mini-submarine in the ocean depths.

Starring: Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, Joshua Bryant, Paul Michael Glaser, Barra Grant, Warren J. Kemmerling, Cliff Potts, Laurie Prange, Phillip R. Allen ..
Directed by: William A. Graham
Release date: 1974-10-22
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1974 : The Treasure of Abbot Thomas
40.

The Treasure of Abbot Thomas

2.8
6.9/10 IMDB

Pride comes before a fall in John Bowen' adaptation of MR James' tale of a treasure hunt with a sticky end. Michael Bryant plays The Reverend Somerton whose self-assured intellectual arrogance masks a naked greed.

Starring: Michael Bryant, Sheila Dunn, Anne Blake, Frank Mills, Virginia Balfour, Paul Lavers, John Herrington, Peggy Aitchison ..
Directed by: Lawrence Gordon Clark
Release date: 1974-12-23
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1974 : The Misanthrope
41.

The Misanthrope

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

Bergman took one of his favourite plays to Copenhagen for a guest performance, which was even broadcast on Danish TV. In his Copenhagen The Misanthrope, Bergman maintained a dual approach. On the one hand, a production of Molière's play as a theatrical game performed in style and intellectually conceived; on the other hand, an exposure, through physical and psychological intensity, of the emotional tragedy in which Alceste and Celemine are both victims. Expectations were high prior to Bergman's production of The Misanthrope. A reviewer wrote, 'For the first time Molière's connection to the Danish stage is intercepted by a director whose forte is physiological tragedy, Strindberg over Holberg'. Many reviews had expected Bergman to put his very personal stamp on the production. Instead they experienced 'a clean Molière' and were struck by Bergman's faithfulness to the original mise-en-scene and to the classical rhythm of Molière's text.

Starring: Hanne Borchsenius, Benny Hansen, Holger Juul Hansen, Paul Hüttel, Henning Moritzen, Erik Mørk, Ghita Nørby, Lise Ringheim, Ebbe Rode, Peter Steen ..
Directed by: Ingmar Bergman
Release date: 1974-05-10
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1974 : Sidekicks
42.

Sidekicks

2.8
6.9/10 IMDB

Travelling through the West right after the Civil War, two con men hatch a scheme to try to collect the fifteen thousand dollar bounty offered for the capture of an outlaw.

Starring: Louis Gossett Jr., Larry Hagman, Blythe Danner, Jack Elam, Harry Morgan, Hal Williams, Gene Evans, Noah Beery Jr. ..
Directed by: Burt Kennedy
Release date: 1974-03-21
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1974 : Thursday's Game
43.

Thursday's Game

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

Harry Evers and Marvin Ellison have been playing poker Thursday nights with their friends for years. When a disagreement breaks up the game, they decide to continue meeting and doing different things together, instead of staying home with their wives. When the wives find out that the games stopped some time ago, they are a quite upset. Just what have they been doing on Thursday nights.

Starring: Gene Wilder, Bob Newhart, Ellen Burstyn, Cloris Leachman, Martha Scott, Nancy Walker, Valerie Harper, Rob Reiner, Norman Fell, Gino Conforti ..
Directed by: Robert Moore
Release date: 1974-04-14
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1974 : Betrayal
44.

Betrayal

2.8
5.9/10 IMDB

Wealthy widow Helen Mercer hires a young woman, Gretchen Addison, to act as her personal assistant and companion. Unfortunately, Helen is a poor judge of character, as Gretchen is part of a murderous extortionist duo with her boyfriend, Jay. However, Gretchen has second thoughts when she develops genuine affection for Helen. When Gretchen informs Jay that she wants to call off their plot, he refuses and carries on with the plan. Now both Helen and Gretchen may be in grave danger.

Starring: Amanda Blake, Tisha Sterling, Dick Haymes, Sam Groom, Lucille Benson, Britt Leach, Edward Marshall, Rene Bond, Ted Gehring, Dennis Cross ..
Directed by: Gordon Hessler
Release date: 1974-12-03
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1974 : Trapped
45.

Trapped

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

A man is accidentally locked in a department store overnight and finds himself held at bay by six vicious Doberman guard dogs.

Starring: James Brolin, Susan Clark, Earl Holliman, Robert Hooks, Bob Hastings, Ivy Jones, Tammy Harrington ..
Directed by: Frank De Felitta
Release date: 1974-06-13
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1974 : Smile Jenny, You're Dead
46.

Smile Jenny, You're Dead

2.7
6.7/10 IMDB

Harry Orwell has been retired from the force ever since he caught a bullet that lodged inoperably in his back. But that doesn’t mean the man called Harry O is out of the action. Moonlighting as a private sleuth, fighting off daily back pain and typically traveling by public bus instead of his own car (“It gives a man a chance to think”), he’s on the trail of the lowlife who murdered his pal’s son-in-law. It won’t be the only time the killer strikes before Harry closes in. David Janssen (The Fugitive) portrays dogged detective Harry in the telefilm that was the second of two pilots preceding his memorable Harry O series. Among the highlights: young Jodie Foster as Liberty, the wise-beyond-her-years homeless waif Harry befriends.

Starring: David Janssen, Andrea Marcovicci, John Anderson, Jodie Foster, Howard Da Silva, Tim McIntire, Zalman King, Clu Gulager, Martin Gabel, Barbara Leigh ..
Directed by: Jerry Thorpe
Release date: 1974-02-03
47.

The Story of Jacob and Joseph

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

This film recounts the tales of the Biblical figures, Jacob and Joseph. The first part tells the story of Jacob fleeing his tribe when he cheats his brother out of his birthright, gets cheated himself in his exile years while learning of the need to make amends. The second part is of the story of Jacob's favorite son, Joseph. Betrayed and sold into slavery by his brothers, he meets and overcomes all adversity to become the Prime Minister of Egypt, second only to the Pharaoh.

Starring: Tony Lo Bianco, Colleen Dewhurst, Herschel Bernardi, Harry Andrews, Julian Glover, Yona Elian, Yosef Shiloach, Rachel Shore, Bennes Mardenn, Yehuda Efroni ..
Directed by: Mihalis Kakogiannis
Release date: 1974-04-07
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1974 : Planet Earth
48.

Planet Earth

2.7
5.7/10 IMDB

The time: the 22nd century. The place: the Confederacy, a matriarchy where men are enslaved and impotent. The hero: Dylan Hunt, a handsome, vigorous 20th-century scientist awakened from suspended animation - just the "breeder" a Confederacy dominatrix has been waiting for! Can Hunt defy the Confederacy and free his downtrodden fellow males, or is he doomed to slavery on Planet Earth? A sequel to Gene Roddenberry's Genesis II.

Starring: John Saxon, Janet Margolin, Ted Cassidy, Christopher Cary, Diana Muldaur, Sally Kemp, Johana De Winter, Claire Brennen, Corinne Camacho, Majel Barrett ..
Directed by: Marc Daniels
Release date: 1974-04-23
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1974 : The Strange and Deadly Occurrence
49.

The Strange and Deadly Occurrence

2.7
5.9/10 IMDB

A family moves into a new home in an isolated area, and soon realizes that someone--or something--doesn't want them there.

Starring: Robert Stack, Vera Miles, L. Q. Jones, Herb Edelman, Dena Dietrich, James McCallion, Ted Gehring, Margaret Willock, Bill McKinney ..
Directed by: John Llewellyn Moxey
Release date: 1974-09-24
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1974 : Great Expectations
50.

Great Expectations

2.7
6.1/10 IMDB

A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

Starring: Michael York, Sarah Miles, James Mason, Margaret Leighton, Robert Morley, Anthony Quayle, Joss Ackland, Rachel Roberts, Andrew Ray, Heather Sears ..
Directed by: Joseph Hardy
Release date: 1974-11-22

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