CTVA US Anthology - "Hallmark Hall of Fame" Season 25 (1975-76)

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 Season 25 (1975-76)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive


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Ep 25.01 Hallmark Hall of Fame: 

A SALUTE TO THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HALLMARK HALL OF FAME
20-Oct-1975
produced by Patrick Collins
Narrated by Ross Martin
Summary:
Documents a tribute to Mr. Joyce C. Hall, Chairman, Hallmark Cards, Inc., and to

the Hallmark hall of fame on the occasion of its 25th anniversary. Includes clips

from eight Emmy award-winning Hallmark hall of fame programs (Little Moon of Alban,

 The Magnificent Yankee, The Snow Goose, Eagle in a Cage, Teacher, Teacher, Macbeth,

 Elizabeth the Queen, and A Storm in Summer).
* Note Never broadcasted.

Ep 25.02 Hallmark Hall of Fame: ERIC
10-Nov-1975

Executive producer Lee Rich
Producer by Herbert Hirschman
Adapted by Nigel McKeand & Carol Evan McKeand
Based on the book by Doris Lund
Directed by James Goldstone
Director of photography, Terry K. Meade
starring
John Savage ......... Eric Swensen
Patricia Neal ....... Lois Swensen
Claude Akins ........ Stanley Swensen
Sian Barbara Allen ...... Marilyn Porter
Mark Hamill ......... Paul Swensen
Nehemiah Persoff .... Dr. Duchesnes
Eileen McDonough .... Linda Swensen
Tom Clancy .......... Murphy
James G. Richardson ..... Tom
with
Katherine Squire .... Mrs. Harris
Harry Basch ......... Dr. Gruder
Nancy Wolfe ......... Susan Gilbert
Ronald Joseph ....... Ricardo
Peg Shirley ......... Waitress
Gene Tyburn ......... Pharmacist
Annette Ferra ....... Abby
Synopsis 1:
Recreates the last years of a young man who succumbed to leukemia.
Synopsis 2:
Eric is an active, athletic youth who is stricken by leukemia. As devastating

as the disease is physically Eric refuses to be broken in spirit, vowing to

 fight for his life. And fight he does, attending college, playing soccer,

even falling in love despite the painful relapses, powerful drugs and increasingly

 long hospital stays. It's a pluck and a love for life that helps his family endure their grief.
Based on author Doris Lund's own true story about her son that inspired this drama. [RF]

Ep 25.03 Hallmark Hall of Fame: VALLEY FORGE

03-Dec-1975
adapted by Sidney Carroll
play by Maxwell Anderson
produced & directed by Fielder Cook
executive producer, Duane C. Bogie
starring
Richard Basehart ..... General Washington
Harry Andrews ..... General Howe
Simon Ward ....... Major Andre
Men of the first Virginia:
Barry Snider ..... Alcock
Alan Cauldwell ...... Andrew
Stuart Warmflash ...... Mason
Woodrow Parfrey ..... Minto
Robert Metcalf ..... Neil
William Carden ..... Nick
Lane Smith ..... Spad
Michael McGuire .... Teague
The Officers:
Victor Garber ..... General Lafayette
Josef Sommer ...... Brig. Gen. Varnum
Paul Sparer ..... Brig. Stirling
Michael Tolan ..... Lt. Col. Tench
Christopher Walken ..... The Hessian
David Dukes ...... Lt. Cutting
The British:
Kathryn Walker ....... The General's Lady
The Congressmen:
Edward Herrmann ...... Folsom
John Heard ...... Harvie
The Camp followers:
Nancy Marchand ....... Auntie
Lisa Pelikan ...... Tavis
Jeff Braunstein ...... British Dragoon
Ted Beatie ...... Cook
Leo Phillips ...... Valet
Summary:
Dramatizes the plight of the Continental Army in the winter of 1776-77.

 Ep 25.04 Hallmark Hall of Fame: THE RIVALRY
12-Dec-1975
adapted by Ernest Kinoy & Donald Cormorant
based on the play by Norman Corwin
directed by Fielder Cook
producer by Walt deFaria
starring
Arthur Hill ........ Abraham Lincoln
Charles Durning ........ Stephen Douglas
Hope Lange ........ Mrs. Douglas
Summary:
Dramatizes the 1858 debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas.

Ep 25.05 Hallmark Hall of Fame: CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA
01-Feb-1976
adapted by Audrey Maas
story by George Bernard Shaw
directed by James Cellan Jones
produced by David Susskind & Duane C. Bogie
executive producer Lewis Rudd
starring
Alec Guinness as Julius Caesar
Genevieve Bujold as Cleopatra
Margaret Courtenay as Ftatateeta
Iain Cuthbertson as Rufio
Noel Willman as Pothinus
David Steuart as Theodotus
Gareth Thomas as Achillas
Michael Bryant as Britannus
Clive Francis as Apollodorus
Jolyon Bates as Ptolemy
with
Roy Stewart as Nubian Slave
Matthew Long as Wounded Soldier
Michael Poole as Centurion
Neville Phillips as Major-Domo
Ludmila Nova as Charmian
Kristin Hatfield as Iras

Ep 25.06 Hallmark Hall of Fame: TRUMAN AT POTSDAM
08-Apr-1976
written by Sidney Carroll
directed by George Schaefer
produced by David Susskind
executive producer Ron Gilbert
starring
John Houseman as Winston S. Churchill
Jose Ferrer as Josef Stalin
Ed Flanders as Harry S. Truman
Alexander Knox as Henry Stimson
Barry Morse as James Byrnes
David Schoenbrun
Summary:
Documentary-style dramatization of the Potsdam Conference. Not all historians agree

 with this interpretation of President Truman's role and motives at the Potsdam Conference

 and the dropping of the atomic bombs. But such is the nature of attempting to reconstruct

past events and the continuing fascination that history holds for us.
Based on Meeting at Potsdam by Charles L. Mee, Jr.

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