CTVA US Anthology - "Hallmark Hall of Fame" Season 27 (1977-78)

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 Season 27 (1977-78)
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 27.01 Hallmark Hall of Fame: THE LAST HURRAH
16-Nov-1977
adapted by Carroll O'Connor
based upon the novel by Edwin O'Connor.
director of photography, Gerald Perry Finnerman
directed by Vincent Sherman
produced by Mike Wise & Franklin R. Levy
executive producer Terry Becker
starring
Carroll O'Connor as Frank Skeffington
Leslie Ackerman as Prudy Cass
Patrick O'Neal as Norman Cass
John Anderson as Amos Force
Dana Andrews as Roger Shanley
Robert Brown as Nat Gardiner
Jack Carter as Sam Weinberg
Tom Clancy as Ditto Boland
Brendan Dillon as John Gorman
Arthur Franz as Hack Wiles
Alan Hamel as George Sherrard
Mariette Hartley as Claire Gardiner
Burgess Meredith as Cardinal Burke
Stewart Moss as Winslow
Paul Picerni as Dr. Mike Santangelo
Patrick Wayne as Robert 'Bobby' Skeffington
Kitty Winn as Maeve Skeffington
with
Mel Stewart as Herb Ripley
Katharine Bard as Grace Minihan
Bill Quinn as Jimmy Minihan
Sandy Kenyon as Kane
James Sikking as Monsignor Killian
Arthur Batanides as Ben Morrow
William Benedict as Degnan
Lane Allan as Major O'Sullivan
George Barrows as Tomasino, Jack Griffin as Walsh
Sal Vecchio as Narone, Paul Napier as Collins
Ricki Williams as Elaine, Elise O'Connor as Mrs. Cusack
Dennis McMullen as Sgt. Bill Sullivan, Harry Basch as Editor
Larry McCormick as Election Announcer, Barbara Schillaci as Ms. Stone
Mike Walden as TV Announcer, Paul Laurence as Restaurant Captain
Summary:
Head of a political machine tries to win a fourth term as mayor.

Ep 27.02 Hallmark Hall of Fame:

THE COURT-MARTIAL OF GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER
01-Dec-1977
adapted by John Gay
based on the novel by Douglas C. Jones
directed by Glenn Jordan
produced by Norman Rosemont
starring

James Olson as General George A. Custer
Blythe Danner as Elizabeth Custer
Brian Keith as Prosecuting Attorney

Ken Howard as Defense Attorney
Nicolas Coster as General Philip Sheridan

Duncan Gamble as Lt. Bradley

Woody Skaggs as Court Clerk
Stephen Elliott
J.D. Cannon
William Daniels
Richard Dysart
Biff McGuire
Susan Sullivan
Anthony Zerbe
with
Dehl Berti, James Blendick, John Cunningham
Rick Goldman, John Horn, Laurence Hugo
Christopher Pennock, Lane Smith, Joe Carafello
Maury Cooper, Sean Griffin, Robert Kya-Hill
Stuart Lancaster, William Larsen, James Lashly
Len Lawson, Drew Michaels, Norm Stephens
Mark Travis, John Zoller
Summary:
An suggestive take on the battle of Little Big Horn and General George

Armstrong Custer's part in it, this is a combination of the known facts of the battle

 with fiction as to what if General Custer had survived the massacre.

*Note: The UCLA Bruin Marching Band appeared in the background

drilling on a field as Cavalry soldiers, marching information around a field.

Filmed in the Malibu mountains near the MASH set. The UCLA Band serenaded

the 3-year-old daughter of star Blythe Danner, Gwyneth Paltrow.

Ep 27.03Hallmark Hall of Fame: HAVE I GOT A CHRISTMAS FOR YOU
16-Dec-1977
written by Jerome Coopersmith
directed by Marc Daniels
produced by Patricia Rickey & Marc Daniels
executive producer Gilbert Cates & Joseph Cates
starring
Adrienne Barbeau
Milton Berle
Alex Cord
Harold Gould
Sheree North
Steve Allen as Martin Kaplan
Jim Backus as Kevin Grady
Wolfman Jack as Chips Domino
Lew Brown as Peter Walsh
Jeannie Carson as Mimi Horgan
Jack Carter as Sidney Wineberg
Don Chastain as Reverend Michael Powers
Herb Edelman as Rabbi David Miller
Kim Fields as Sharon Hayes
Viola Harris as Jenny Silver
Biff McGuire as Fred Horgan
Jayne Meadows as Rita Solomon
Barry Pearl as Barry Silver
Dennis Redfield as Station engineer
Barbara Stuart as Nurse Bradford
George Takei as Doctor
with
Nancy Ann Adler as Voice on P.A.
Corrine Carroll as Elaine, Robert Courtleigh as George
Dave Shelley as Phil, Pat Van Patten as Jean
Will Walker as Young man in bus station
Summary:
A light-hearted Christmas special, based on fact, showing how members

of a midwestern city's Jewish community help their Christian neighbors who otherwise

would have to work on Christmas Eve. The situations in which many of the volunteers

find themselves give them insight into their own lives and families and force them to do

some re-evaluating of their relationships. In one way or another, their lives are changed.

Ep 27.04 [128] Hallmark Hall of Fame: TAXI!!!

128th Hallmark presentation
02-Feb-1978
written by Lanford Wilson
produced & directed by Joseph Hardy
executive producer Stan Parlan
starring
Martin Sheen as Taxi Driver
Eva Marie Saint as Passenger
Summary:
A Brooklyn cab driver picks up a sophisticated woman and

they learn a great deal about one another. [RF]


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