All’s Fair in The Love War

I remember the “movie-of-the-week”—my mom loved them. This one sounds like an early influence of John Carpenter’s “They Live.” Enjoy!

Silver Screenings

Angie Dickinson wants to know why Lloyd Bridges is so strange. Image: ModcinemaAngie Dickinson thinks Lloyd Bridges is handsome but strange. Image: Modcinema

Although we (as in, yours truly) are not the most enthusiastic supporters of television, we do feel an odd nostalgia for televised events we never witnessed, such as Elvis Presley’s first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, or the Apollo 11 moon landing.

Another bit of TV business for which we recently developed a fondness is ABC’s Movie of the Week series, described as an “anthology” of made-for-TV movies.

Although the American network NBC was the first to produce a made-for-TV film in the mid 1960s, it was ABC who glommed onto the idea. They produced films to air Sunday nights from 1969 until 1976 under the ABC Movie of the Week banner.

(Confession: We had never seen a Movie of the Week until recently because we – wrongly – assumed they were cheap and unimaginative.)

These movies attracted some powerful talent…

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