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Lisa, Bright and Dark (1973)

Three teenage girls try to help their friend, who is having a nervous breakdown that conventional therapy seems to be failing to remedy.

Director:

Jeannot Szwarc

Writers:

John Neufeld (novel), Lionel E. Siegel (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Anne Baxter ... Margaret Schilling
John Forsythe ... William Schilling
Kay Lenz ... Lisa Schilling
Anne Lockhart ... Elizabeth
Debralee Scott ... Mary Nell Fickett
Jamie Smith-Jackson ... Betsy Goodman
Anson Williams ... Brian Morris
Erin Moran ... Tracy Schilling
Stu Klitsner Stu Klitsner ... Arthur Milne
Richard Stahl ... John Fickett
Jessica Myerson ... Eleanor Fickett
Lawrence P. Casey ... Buddy King
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Three teenage girls try to help their friend, who is having a nervous breakdown that conventional therapy seems to be failing to remedy.

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A young girl cries for help ...

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: Lisa, Bright and Dark (#23.1) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Anson Williams got Erin Moran the job as Joanie on Happy Days having met her on this TV movie. Joanie was played by another actress in the pilot episode, and Erin took the role once the series began. See more »

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Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Miles To Go
Words and Music by Rod McKuen
Sung by Rod McKuen
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Great movie for TV
16 June 2005 | by tamstratSee all my reviews

I read the book "Lisa Bright and Dark" and this movie holds up next to the book really well. The performances were strong and it dealt with a subject that most decent people didn't talk about at that time-mental illness. I was a teen when I first watched it and read the book and while thankfully me and my friends didn't have the problems that Lisa did, I could still relate to the teen girls love and concern as they watched Lisa slip further and further into mental illness. I wish they would release the old made for TV movies that came out in the early 70's on DVD. I haven't seen this one in 30 years and would love to watch it again.


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