CTVA US Anthology - "The Wonderful World of Disney" (NBC) Season 25 (1978-79)

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 Season 25 (NBC) (1978-79)
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NBC Sundays 7:30 pm EST (sometimes 7:00pm)

     

Donald Duck Quacks Up
10-Sep1978 (rerun from 05Nov61)

 

25.01 [--] The Wonderful World of Disney:

NBC SALUTES THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY

17-Sep-1978

directed by Art Fisher
Summary:
A tribute to Disney celebrating the film and animation with Ron Howard,

Suzanne Somers, Valerie Bertinelli, Melissa Gilbert and Gavin McLeod.

 

25.02 [--] The Wonderful World of Disney: THE SHAGGY D.A. (2-hour)

24-Sep-1978

written by Don Tait

based on the novel by Felix Salten

directed by Robert Stevenson

cast:

Dean Jones as Wilby Daniels/Elwood, the dog

Tim Conway as Tim, the Ice-Cream Man

Suzanne Pleshette as Betty Daniels

Keenan Wynn as John Slade (Mr. Slade)

Jo Anne Worley as Katrinka Muggelberg

Dick Van Patten as Raymond

Shane Sinutko as Brian Daniels

Vic Tayback as Eddie Roschak

John Myhers as Admiral Brenner

Richard Bakalyan as Freddie

Warren Berlinger as Dip

Ronnie Schell as T.V. Director

Jonathon Daly as T.V. Interviewer

John Fiedler as Officer Howie Clemmings

Hans Conried as Professor Whatley

*Note: Released theatrically in 1976.

 

25.03 [--] The Wonderful World of Disney: IN SEARCH OF THE CASTAWAYS (1)

01-Oct-1978

written by Lowell S. Hawley

based on the novel by Jules Verne

directed by Robert Stevenson

cast:

Maurice Chevalier as Jacques Paganel

Hayley Mills as Mary Grant

George Sanders as Thomas Ayerton

Wilfrid Hyde-White as Lord Glenarvan

Michael Anderson Jr. as John Glenarvan

Keith Hamshire as Robert Grant

Wilfrid Brambell as Bill Gaye

Jack Gwillim as Captain Grant

Ronald Fraser as Guard

Inia Te Wiata as Maori Chie

*Note: Theatrically released in 1962.

 

25.04 [--] The Wonderful World of Disney: IN SEARCH OF THE CASTAWAYS (2)

08-Oct-1978

same as above.

 

25.05 [--] The Wonderful World of Disney: THE GNOME-MOBILE (1)

29-Oct-1978

written by Ellis Kadison

based on the novel by Upton Sinclair

directed by Robert Stevenson

cast:

Walter Brennan as D.J. Mulrooney/Knobby

Matthew Garber as Rodney Winthrop

Karen Dotrice as Elizabeth Winthrop

Richard Deacon as Ralph Yarby

Tom Lowell as Jasper

Sean McClory as Horatio Quaxton

Ed Wynn as Rufus

Maudie Pricket as Katie Barrett

Cami Sebring as Violet

Jerome Cowan as Dr. Conrad Ramsey

Charles Lane as Dr. Scoggins

Norman Grabowski as Male Nurse

Gil Lamb as Gas Attendant

*Note: Theatrically released in 1967.

 

25.06 [--] The Wonderful World of Disney: THE GNOME-MOBILE (2)

05-Nov-1978

same as above.

 

25.07 [--] The Wonderful World of Disney: THE BOATNIKS (2-hour)

12-Nov-1978

written by Arthur Julian

story by Marty Roth

directed by Norman Tokar

cast:

Robert Morse as Ens. Thomas Garland

Stefanie Powers as Kate

Phil Silvers as Harry Simmons

Norman Fell as Max

Mickey Shaughnessy as Charlie

Wally Cox as Jason

Don Ameche as Cmdr. Taylor

Joey Forman as Lt. Jordan

Vito Scotti as Pepe Galindo

Tom Lowell as Wagner

Bob Hastings as Chief Walsh

Sammy Jackson as Garlotti

Joe E. Ross as Nutty Sailor

Judy Jordan as Tina

Al Lewis as Bert

*Note: Released theatrically in 1970.

 

25.08 [--] The Wonderful World of Disney: MICKEY'S 50

19-Nov-1978

written by Nicholas Harvey Bennion & Phil May
Summary:
The most famous mouse is celebrated by some of the most famous names.
Appearing are: (in alphabetical order)
Jack Albertson, Anne Bancroft, Edgar Bergen, Mel Brooks, Red Buttons, Ruth Buzzi,

 Dyan Cannon, Karen Carpenter, Richard Carpenter, Johnny Carson, Charo, Dick Clark,

Susan Clark, Hans Conried, Dale Evans, Sally Field, Jodie Foster, Annette Funicello,

Eva Gabor, Steve Garvey, Elliott Gould, Billy Graham, Goldie Hawn, Jim Henson,

Sterling Holloway, Bruce Jenner, Elton John, Dean Jones, Gerald Ford, Alex Karras,

Gene Kelly, Cheryl Ladd, Rich Little, Roger Miller, Anne Murray, Joe Namath, Willie Nelson,

Gary Owens, Burt Reynolds, Kenny Rogers, Roy Rogers, Doc Severinsen, Ronnie Schell,
O.J. Simpson, Dick Van Patten, Jan-Michael Vincent, Barbara Walters, Lawrence Welk,

 Henry Winkler, Jonathan Winters, Jo-Anne Worley.

 

25.09 [--] The Wonderful World of Disney: CHRISTMAS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD

10-Dec-1978

 

25.10 [--] The Wonderful World of Disney: DONOVAN'S KID (1)

07-Jan-1979

teleplay by Harry Spalding

story by Peter S. Fischer

directed by Bernard McEveety

cast:

Darren McGavin as Timothy Donovan

Mickey Rooney as Old Bailey

Michael Conrad as Silas Rumford

Shelley Fabares as Grace Donovan

Murray Hamilton as Henry Carpenter

Katy Kurtzman as Jamie Carpenter

Ross Martin as Mayor Stokes

 

25.11 [--] The Wonderful World of Disney: DONOVAN'S KID (2)

14-Jan-1979

same as above.

 

25.12 [--] The Wonderful World of Disney: SHADOW OF FEAR (1)

28-Jan-1979

 

25.13 [--] The Wonderful World of Disney: SHADOW OF FEAR (2)

04-Feb-1979

 

25.14 [--] The Wonderful World of Disney: RIDE A WILD PONY (1)

11-Feb-1979

written by Rosemary Anne Sisson

based on the novel by James Aldridge

directed by Don Chaffey

cast:

Michael Craig as James Ellison

John Meillon as Charles E. Quayle

Robert Bettles as Scotty Pirie

Eva Griffith as Josie Ellison

Graham Rouse as Bluey Waters

Alfred Bell as Angus Pirie

John Meillon Jr. as Kit Quayle

Roy Haddrick as J.C.

Peter Gwynne as Sgt. Collins

Melissa Jaffer as Angus' wife

Lorraine Bayly as James' wife

*Note: Theatrically released in 1975

 

25.15 [--] The Wonderful World of Disney: RIDE A WILD PONY (2)

18-Feb-1979

same as above

 

25.16 [--] The Wonderful World of Disney: NEVER A DULL MOMENT (2-hour)

04-Mar-1979

written by A.J. Carothers

based on the book by John Godey

directed by Jerry Paris

cast:

Dick Van Dyke as Jack Albany

Edward G. Robinson as Leo Joseph Smooth

Dorothy Provine as Sally Inwood

Henry Silva as Frank Boley

Joanna Cook Moore as Melanie Smooth

Tony Bill as Florian

Slim Pickens as Cowboy Schaeffer

Jack Elam as Ace Williams

Ned Glass as Rinzy Tobreski

Richard Bakalyan as Bobby Macoon

Mickey Shaughnessy as Francis

Philip Coolidge as Fingers Felton

James Millhollin as Museum Director

*Note: Theatrically released in 1968.

 

25.17 [--] The Wonderful World of Disney: THE OMEGA CONNECTION (2-hour)

18-Mar-1979

 

25.18 [--] The Wonderful World of Disney: BORN TO RUN (1)

25-Mar-1979

written by Ed Jurist

based on the novel by Walter D. Edmonds

directed by Don Chaffey

cast:

Tom Farley as Matthew Boyd

Robert Bettles as Teddy Boyd

Andrew McFarlane as Doone Boyd

Mary Ward as Aunt Marian Castle

Julieanne Newbould as Cathy Castle

Alexander Archdale as Callant

Wyn Roberts as McGinnis

Kit Taylor as Paul Sanford

Gordon McDougall as Horace Weaver

Les Foxcroft as Loafer

Cul Cullen as Stranger #1

Rob Steele as Stranger #2

Nigel Lovell as Cantrell

Kenneth Laird as Hobart

Aileen Britton as Susannah

 

25.19 [--] The Wonderful World of Disney: BORN TO RUN (2)

01-Apr-1979

same as above.

 

25.20 [--] The Wonderful World of Disney: THE SKY TRAP (2-hour)

13-May-1979

teleplay by Jim Lawrence

based on the book by D.S. Halacy Jr.

directed by Jerome Courtland

cast:

Jim Hutton

Marc McClure

Patricia Crowley

Kitty Ruth

John Crawford

Kip Niven

Martin Kove

Walter Barnes

Dennis Fimple

Bill Thurman

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