Thursday, January 5, 2017

The Movie of the Week Blogathon!

The Classic Film & TV Cafe will host a Movie of the Week Blogathon on February 20th. The focus of this blogathon will be made-for-TV movies broadcast between the mid-1960s and 1989.

Many of these can be viewed on YouTube, though the quality varies (of course). Click here to view a YouTube playlist with over 50 made-for-TV movies. Hey, how many blogathons provide access to movies that you can review?

There are some terrific made-for-TV movies, such as: Duel, Brian's Song, My Sweet Charlie, The Night Stalker, Trapped, Trilogy of Terror, and Birds of Prey.

And for those of you who write about films from the Golden Age of Hollywood, there are plenty of made-for-TV movies featuring classic film stars: Olivia de Havilland (The Screaming Woman), Ray Milland (Daughter of the Mind), Bette Davis (The Judge and Jake Wyler), Eleanor Parker (Home for the Holidays), Barbara Stanwyck (A Taste of Evil), and Fred Astaire (The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again).

If you want to participate, please do the following:
  1. Leave a comment with your film and your blog's web address.
  2. Ensure your blog complies with our blogathon guidelines.
  3. Include a link back to this post at the beginning or end of your blog post.

If you have any questions, send an e-mail to: rick@classicfilmtvcafe.com.

Here's the blogathon schedule so far:

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (1973) - John V's Eclectic Avenue
Gidget Grows Up (1969) - Michael's TV Tray
The Gift of the Love (1983) - Christmas TV History
Haunts of the Very Rich/Scream of the Wolf - Classic Film & TV Cafe
Home for the Holidays (1972) - Twenty Four Frames
Horror at 37,000 Feet (1973) - Lo, The Humanities!
The Love War (1970) - Silver Screenings
The Night Stalker/The Night Strangler - Once Upon a Screen
Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole (1972) - Caftan Woman
Shadow on the Land (1968) - Captain Video
Sole Survivor (1970) - Apocalypse Later
Strange Homecoming (1974)- Made for TV Mayhem
Thirteen for Dinner (1985) - British TV Detectives
The Two Worlds of Jennie Logan (1979)- Reelweegiemidget Reviews
The UFO Incident (1975) - The Flaming Nose
Where Have All the People Gone (1974) - Phantom Empires

16 comments:

  1. I'll take a flyer on Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole
    http://www.caftanwoman.com/

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    1. What a great cast: Susan Hayward, Darren McGavin, Beverly Garland, Michael Constantine, Jeannette Nolan, and Richard Anderson!

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  2. Rick, this is too good to pass up. Please tell me The Love War (1970), starring Angie Dickinson and Lloyd Bridges is still available! If so, that's my choice.
    https://silverscreenings.org

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    1. I love me THE LOVE WAR! PLus, I have a greater appreciation of Lloyd Bridges after recently watching him in THE LONER TV series.

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  3. Rick, I'm a big fan of your site & I'd love to participate! If possible, I'd take on Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, starring Kim Darby!

    http://jveclectic.blogspot.com

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    1. A genuinely creepy movie! Looking forward to your review of this one.

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  4. Rick, put me down for Home For the Hoildays (1972)
    https://twentyfourframes.wordpress.com

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    1. Another cast: Jessica Walter, Sally Field, Julie Harris, Eleanor Parker, and Walter Brennan!

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  5. Gidget Grows Up
    http://michaelstvtray.com

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    1. Karen Valentine was a perfect Gidget. Wish she would have done a couple of sequels.

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  6. Great idea. I'd be happy to join the fray.

    How about Sole Survivor (CBS, 1970), with Vince Edwards, Richard Basehart and William Shatner?

    I'm Hal C. F. Astell of Apocalypse Later.

    apocalypselaterfilm.com

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  7. Looking forward to a modern review of (especially) "Shadow on the Land," as well as "Night Stalker" and "Birds of Prey" ("Remember when we used to make simultaneous approaches on intersecting runways?").

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    1. I hope someone reviews BIRDS OF PREY. It was a "water cooler" movie when I was in high school.

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  8. A great idea! I'll be looking forward to reading the reviews and discovering some hitherto-unknown treasure. I'm reviving my blog and making it classic TV, film, and radio-cetered, and this blogathon will be a part of that revival.

    I plan to review HORROR AT 37,000 FEET, a 1973 classic starring William Shatner, Buddy Ebsen, Roy Thinnes, and other icons of the small screen.

    Gary Peterson of Lo, the Humanities!
    http://gracehumanities.blogspot.com/

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    1. One of the great TV movie casts! Just watched it again last year.

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