ABC Movie of the Week (in progress)

by ThisGuyFritz | created - 10 months ago | updated - 7 months ago | Public

When ABC presented a made-for-TV movie every week from 1969 to 1975.

Here's a multi-part series of YouTube videos about the series (so far).

Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsILwTqRiVc Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4fw_jWWq34 Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAek88u91k8 Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6vC92zkXDI

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1. Seven in Darkness (1969 TV Movie)

74 min | Adventure, Drama

Based on the Leonard Bishop's novel Against Heaven's Hand. Seven blind people are on a plane on their way to a convention for the blind in Seattle. Due to bad weather, the plane crashes and only the seven blind people survive.

Director: Michael Caffey | Stars: Milton Berle, Bill Dyer, Nancy Fisher, Ted Foulkes

Votes: 136

2. The Immortal (1969–1971)

60 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure

An immortal man whose blood can have miraculous health benefits is a fugitive from those who would exploit both him and his brother he seeks.

Stars: Christopher George, Don Knight, Barry Sullivan, Carol Lynley

Votes: 165

3. The Over-the-Hill Gang (1969 TV Movie)

Unrated | 75 min | Comedy, Western

A retired Texas Ranger and his three aging pals are hired to clean up a lawless town.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Walter Brennan, Edgar Buchanan, Andy Devine, Jack Elam

Votes: 480

4. Wake Me When the War Is Over (1969 TV Movie)

Unrated | 74 min | Comedy, War

During the final months of WW2, a lonely German Baroness hides an attractive American airman in her mansion for long time without telling him the war has been over for almost five years.

Director: Gene Nelson | Stars: Ken Berry, Eva Gabor, Werner Klemperer, Danielle De Metz

Votes: 157

5. The Monk (1969 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 74 min | Mystery, Thriller

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Director: George McCowan | Stars: George Maharis, Janet Leigh, Rick Jason, Carl Betz

Votes: 51

6. The Young Lawyers (1969–1971)

60 min | Drama

David Barrett heads an organization in Boston that supports poor and indigent clients with the aid of young lawyers, Aaron Silverman is the young idealist, Pat Walters is the black ... See full summary »

Stars: Zalman King, Judy Pace, Lee J. Cobb, Phillip Clark

Votes: 51

7. The Pigeon (1969 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama, Crime, Thriller

Private eye is hired to protect a young girl, but it turns out she doesn't want to be protected.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: Sammy Davis Jr., Dorothy Malone, Victoria Vetri, Ricardo Montalban

Votes: 30

8. The Spy Killer (1969 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 75 min | Action, Drama

A one-time secret agent is blackmailed by his former boss back into the world of espionage which he had intended to leave permanently.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Robert Horton, Sebastian Cabot, Jill St. John, Eleanor Summerfield

Votes: 57

9. The Ballad of Andy Crocker (1969 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 74 min | Drama

A returning Vietnam veteran finds out that while he was gone his girlfriend has been forced into marrying someone else, his small business is in ruins, and that those he once thought were his friends are in short supply.

Director: George McCowan | Stars: Lee Majors, Joey Heatherton, Jimmy Dean, Bobby Hatfield

Votes: 166

10. In Name Only (1969 TV Movie)

73 min | Comedy, Romance

Problems arise for Steve and Jill when they discover that the JP that they are using for their marriage bureau is not licensed.

Director: E.W. Swackhamer | Stars: Michael Callan, Ann Prentiss, Eve Arden, Ruth Buzzi

Votes: 15

11. Three's a Crowd (1969 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy

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

Director: Harry Falk | Stars: Larry Hagman, Jessica Walter, E.J. Peaker, Harvey Korman

Votes: 57

12. Daughter of the Mind (1969 TV Movie)

90 min | Thriller, Horror

A professor of cybernetics comes to believe that his dead daughter is communicating with him from the netherworld.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Don Murray, Ray Milland, Gene Tierney, Barbara Dana

Votes: 290

13. The Silent Gun (1969 TV Movie)

75 min | Western

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 ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Caffey | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, John Beck, Ed Begley, Edd Byrnes

Votes: 24

14. Honeymoon with a Stranger (1969 TV Movie)

74 min | Thriller

While vacationing with her husband in Italy, a middle-aged woman wakes up one morning to find that the man in bed with her is not her husband but an imposter. He, however, claims he is her ... See full summary »

Director: John Peyser | Stars: Janet Leigh, Rossano Brazzi, Joseph Lenzi, Cesare Danova

Votes: 82

15. Gidget Grows Up (1969 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 75 min | Comedy

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 ... See full summary »

Director: James Sheldon | Stars: Karen Valentine, Edward Mulhare, Paul Petersen, Warner Anderson

Votes: 172

16. Black Water Gold (1970 TV Movie)

73 min | Adventure, Drama

A scuba team, a marine archaeologist and a Mexican historian join forces to reach the wreck of an historic Spanish galleon before a well-armed commercial expedition does.

Director: Alan Landsburg | Stars: Keir Dullea, Bradford Dillman, France Nuyen, Aron Kincaid

Votes: 73

17. Foreign Exchange (1970 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 75 min | Action, Drama

A former British Secret Service agent is persuaded to negotiate a spy exchange with Russia, only to find himself drawn into political intrigues.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Robert Horton, Sebastian Cabot, Jill St. John, Dudley Foster

Votes: 26

18. Carter's Army (1970 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 70 min | Drama, War

A racist officer is put in charge of a squad of black troops charged with taking an important bridge from the Germans.

Director: George McCowan | Stars: Stephen Boyd, Robert Hooks, Susan Oliver, Roosevelt Grier

Votes: 417

19. Along Came a Spider (1970 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama

The widow of a scientist who was murdered by his colleagues goes undercover at the research lab where he worked to expose them.

Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Suzanne Pleshette, Ed Nelson, Andrew Prine, Brooke Bundy

Votes: 148

20. The Challenge (1970 TV Movie)

74 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Gallery, a U.S. commando, and Yuro, an enemy commando, are sent to a no man's Pacific jungle island to capture a crashed U.S. space satellite. Whoever survives, wins. Their nations have agreed to this to avoid war, but they cheat.

Director: George McCowan | Stars: Darren McGavin, Broderick Crawford, James Whitmore, Skip Homeier

Votes: 188

22. Quarantined (1970 TV Movie)

74 min | Drama

A family of doctors that runs a medical clinic finds itself up against a sudden cholera epidemic and a movie star who refuses to accept treatment for the disease.

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Gary Collins, John Dehner, Susan Howard, Gordon Pinsent

Votes: 25

23. Mister Jerico (1970 TV Movie)

85 min | Adventure

Dudley Jerico sets out to rob corrupt millionaire Victor Rosso of his legendary Gemini diamond.

Director: Sidney Hayers | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Connie Stevens, Herbert Lom, Marty Allen

Votes: 77

24. The Love War (1970 TV Movie)

74 min | Sci-Fi

Aliens from two planets at war come to Earth, assume human form and continue their battle.

Director: George McCowan | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Angie Dickinson, Harry Basch, Daniel J. Travanti

Votes: 193

25. The Young Country (1970 TV Movie)

Unrated | 74 min | Western

An adventurous young gambler searches for the owner of a mysterious fortune.

Director: Roy Huggins | Stars: Walter Brennan, Joan Hackett, Wally Cox, Pete Duel

Votes: 59

26. How Awful About Allan (1970 TV Movie)

PG | 73 min | Thriller

After an eight-month stay in a mental hospital, a tormented man comes home to live with his sister; but a mysterious boarder may be trying to kill him.

Director: Curtis Harrington | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Julie Harris, Joan Hackett, Kent Smith

Votes: 678

27. Night Slaves (1970 TV Movie)

72 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

A man and his wife find themselves stranded in a small western town. He discovers that a strange force has turned the residents into zombies, and runs into a beautiful woman who he believes is the key to the mystery.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: James Franciscus, Lee Grant, Scott Marlowe, Andrew Prine

Votes: 262

28. But I Don't Want to Get Married! (1970 TV Movie)

75 min | Comedy

An accountant is widowed after 18 years of marriage. He is dumbfounded to have a herd of marriage-minded women descend upon him.

Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Herschel Bernardi, Shirley Jones, Brandon Cruz, Nanette Fabray

Votes: 72

29. The Old Man Who Cried Wolf (1970 TV Movie)

73 min | Thriller

Emile Pulska is visiting his old friend Abe Stillman. During the visit they are attacked and Emile is struck senseless. When he wakes up he is told that Abe is dead, dead by natural causes,... See full summary »

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Martin Balsam, Diane Baker, Ruth Roman

Votes: 180

30. Wild Women (1970 TV Movie)

Approved | 74 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Five female convicts are recruited to secretly transport arms into Mexican-held Texas in 1840.

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Anne Francis, Marilyn Maxwell, Marie Windsor

Votes: 75

31. The House That Would Not Die (1970 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 74 min | Horror

A woman and her niece move into an ancestral house in the Amish countryside haunted by two ghosts from the Revolutionary War.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Richard Egan, Michael Anderson Jr., Kitty Winn

Votes: 584

32. The Tribe (1970 TV Movie)

G | 90 min | Drama

A Marine Corps drill instructor who is disgusted by the fact that the Corps now accepts draftees finds himself pitted against a hippie who has been drafted but refuses to accept the military's way of doing things.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Darren McGavin, Earl Holliman, Jan-Michael Vincent, John Gruber

Votes: 683

33. The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again (1970 TV Movie)

Unrated | 75 min | Comedy, Family, Western

Retired Texas Ranger Nash Crawford re-assembles his former Ranger outfit from the old days to fight crime in his hometown.

Director: George McCowan | Stars: Walter Brennan, Fred Astaire, Edgar Buchanan, Andy Devine

Votes: 324

34. Crowhaven Farm (1970 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 74 min | Drama, Horror

A young couple inherits a farm. Hoping that the rural location might help to patch up their strained marriage, they move into it, only to be confronted by the supernatural forces that inhabit it.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Hope Lange, Paul Burke, Lloyd Bochner, John Carradine

Votes: 683

35. Run, Simon, Run (1970 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 74 min | Adventure, Thriller

A Papago Indian returns to his reservation after a prison term and searches for his brother's killer.

Director: George McCowan | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Inger Stevens, Royal Dano, James Best

Votes: 190

36. Weekend of Terror (1970 TV Movie)

74 min | Thriller

Three nuns on a weekend trip are held hostage by escaped convicts.

Director: Jud Taylor | Stars: Robert Conrad, Carol Lynley, Lee Majors, Lois Nettleton

Votes: 183

37. Only Way Out Is Dead (1970 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 75 min | Thriller

A famous heart surgeon finds out that a medical research foundation is being used for shady, and illegal, purposes.

Director: John Trent | Stars: Stuart Whitman, Sandy Dennis, Burl Ives, Tom Harvey

Votes: 39

38. Alias Smith and Jones (1971–1973)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

Hannibal Heyes and Kid Curry, two of the most wanted outlaws in the history of the West, are popular "with everyone except the railroads and the banks".

Stars: Ben Murphy, Roger Davis, Pete Duel, Walt Davis

Votes: 1,500

39. Assault on the Wayne (1971 TV Movie)

74 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

During the Cold War, enemy agents, posing as U.S. Navy crew, sabotage a nuclear submarine and steal its anti-ballistic missile guidance system.

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Lloyd Haynes, Dewey Martin, Leonard Nimoy

Votes: 125

40. Dr. Cook's Garden (1971 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama, Thriller

A young doctor returns to his New England home town after a long absence. He visits with the town's kindly old physician, Dr. Cook, a man he has admired since childhood. However, he soon ... See full summary »

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Bing Crosby, Frank Converse, Blythe Danner, Thomas Barbour

Votes: 150

41. The Feminist and the Fuzz (1971 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy

Through unforeseen circumstances, a male chauvinist cop and a dedicated feminist become roommates.

Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Barbara Eden, David Hartman, Jo Anne Worley, Herb Edelman

Votes: 136

42. The Point (1971 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

A father tells his son a bedtime story about young Oblio (Mike Lookinland), who believes that having no point in the fantastical kingdom of pointed heads and things, still has a point.

Director: Fred Wolf | Stars: Ringo Starr, Dustin Hoffman, Paul Frees, Lennie Weinrib

Votes: 1,902

43. Love Hate Love (1971 TV Movie)

74 min | Drama

Ryan O'Neal plays Russ Emery, a glib engineer who steals the heart of a fashion model named Sheila Blunden. She in turn leaves her jet setter fiance who turns out to be a psychotic who will... See full summary »

Director: George McCowan | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Lesley Ann Warren, Peter Haskell, Henry Jones

Votes: 89

44. Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring (1971 TV Movie)

74 min | Drama

After finding out that the hippie lifestyle isn't as glamorous as the media makes it look, Dennie comes home to find disapproval and judgment at every turn, and her sister Susie wanting to follow in her footsteps.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Sally Field, Eleanor Parker, Lane Bradbury, David Carradine

Votes: 465

45. Longstreet (1971–1972)

90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The cases of a blind insurance investigator.

Stars: James Franciscus, Marlyn Mason, Peter Mark Richman, Ann Doran

Votes: 367

46. Yuma (1971 TV Movie)

PG | 73 min | Western

A tough marshal is sent to clean up a lawless western town.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Clint Walker, Barry Sullivan, Kathryn Hays, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 377

47. River of Gold (1971 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 75 min | Adventure, Thriller

A pair of beach bums wind up in Acapulco, where they get involved in a search for a beautiful woman and a sunken treasure.

Director: David Friedkin | Stars: Ray Milland, Suzanne Pleshette, Dack Rambo, Roger Davis

Votes: 28

48. In Search of America (1971 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

A college dropout convinces his family to re-examine its goals and gets them to leave it all for a cross-country odyssey in a 1928 Greyhound bus.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carl Betz, Vera Miles, Ruth McDevitt, Jeff Bridges

Votes: 130

49. The Sheriff (1971 TV Movie)

73 min | Crime, Drama