With Robert Saudek Associates (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Profiles in Courage (1964–1965)

30 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.5
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This anthology series presented episodes in the lives of true-life historical personages who each faced a terrible crisis in their life.

Stars: Jason Wingreen, Gene Darfler, John Hoyt, Walter Matthau

Votes: 51

2. Dow Hour of Great Mysteries (1960– )

60 min | Mystery

8.4
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The Dow Hour of Great Mysteries, was a series of seven television specials from March to November 1960, hosted by Joseph Welch on NBC, and sponsored by Dow Chemical. Welch died on October 6, 1960, bringing the series to an end.

Stars: Joseph N. Welch, Louis Edmonds, Robert Flemyng, Helen Hayes

Votes: 10

3. American Heritage: The Cause of Liberty (1972)

24 min | Short, Drama

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During the American Revolution, young John Laurens is torn between loyalty to his native land, America, and his duty to the crown of England. His dilemma is made more difficult by the fact ... See full summary »

Director: William Francisco | Stars: Michael Douglas, Keene Curtis

4. American Revolution: The Impossible War (1972)

Short, Drama

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As the American Revolution drags on, John Laurens returns to America to support his father Henry Laurens in his position as leader of the Continental Congress. But young Laurens's return leads to tragedy.

Director: William Francisco | Stars: Michael Douglas, Keene Curtis

5. An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving (1961 TV Movie)

60 min | Musical

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Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Gene Barry, Dick Button, Eddie Foy Jr., Charlton Heston

6. Excursion (1953– )

Family, Documentary

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NBC series of 26 shows for young people ages 8-16, designed to give them stimulating views of world literature, science, sports, art, theater, career-building, and government, with ... See full summary »

Stars: Burgess Meredith, Eddie Albert, Thomas Mitchell, Sugar Ray Robinson

7. Opera with Henry Butler (1970)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Henry Butler | Stars: Henry Butler, François Scarborough Clemmons, Nicholas Di Virgilio

8. Dow Hour of Great Mysteries (1960– )
Episode: The Cat and the Canary (1960)

Mystery

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A madman known as "The Cat" has escaped from a lunatic asylum and threatens an ill-assorted group of people assembled for a will-reading at a lonely house.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Hortense Alden, Jack Betts, Andrew Duggan, Louis Edmonds

9. Profiles in Courage (1964–1965)
Episode: Andrew Johnson (1965)

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

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In 1860 Andrew Johnson is a US Senator from Tennessee. He desperately tries to keep his home state from seceding from the Union, risking his reputation, his political future, and his life.

Director: Alexander Singer | Stars: John Abbott, Sheldon Allman, Timothy Carey, Conlan Carter

10. Profiles in Courage (1964–1965)
Episode: Anne Hutchinson (1965)

30 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.6
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In early Boston, midwife Anne Hutchinson is put on trial for preaching her unorthodox religious beliefs and criticizing the local ministers.

Director: Cyril Ritchard | Stars: Wendy Hiller, Brendan Dillon, Arthur Gould-Porter, Neil Hamilton

Votes: 5

11. Profiles in Courage (1964–1965)
Episode: Charles Evans Hughes (1965)

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

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In 1920 the New York Legislature threatens to expel 5 members who are in the Socialist Party. Since they were legally elected and part of a recognized political party , Supreme Court ... See full summary »

Stars: Harry Bellaver, Kevin Hagen, Arthur Malet, Strother Martin

12. Profiles in Courage (1964–1965)
Episode: Daniel Webster (1965)

30 min | Biography, Drama, History

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In 1850 Daniel Webster is a US Senator from Massachusetts and an outspoken abolitionist. Fearing the breaking up of the Union, he risks his reputation and his political career when he considers supporting the Missouri Compromise.

Director: Robert Crist | Stars: Martine Bartlett, Booth Colman, Martin Gabel, Sandy Kenyon

13. Profiles in Courage (1964–1965)
Episode: Edmund G. Ross (1965)

30 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.8
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In 1868 President Andrew Johnson appoints General Thomas to replace Edwin Stanton as Secretary of War, against the wishes of Congress. This leads to his impeachment trial. Kansas Senator Edmund G. Ross will cast the deciding vote.

Director: Gerald Mayer | Stars: Bradford Dillman, Herschel Bernardi, Richard Bull, Ted de Corsia

Votes: 6

14. Profiles in Courage (1964–1965)
Episode: Frederick Douglass (1965)

30 min | Biography, Drama, History

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The story of Frederick Douglass, an escaped slave who fled to the North in the days before the Civil War. Douglass decided to use his writing and oratorical skills to lead the fight to ... See full summary »

Director: Sherman Marks | Stars: Robert Hooks, Claudia McNeil, Frederick O'Neal, Alfred Ryder

15. Profiles in Courage (1964–1965)
Episode: General Alexander William Doniphan (1965)

30 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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In 1838 tensions are rising between the Mormons and the other settlers of Missouri. General Alexander W. Doniphan faces a moral dilemma when he is ordered to go to war against the Mormons.

Stars: Peter Lawford, Simon Oakland, Michael Constantine, Tim O'Connor

Votes: 5

16. Profiles in Courage (1964–1965)
Episode: George Mason (1965)

30 min | Biography, Drama, History

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In 1887 George Mason refused to sign the US Constitution because it did not contain a Bill Of Rights for individuals. At the Virginia Ratification Convention he spoke against its ratification until it contained a Bill of Rights.

Director: Joseph Anthony | Stars: Wesley Addy, William Bakewell, John Colicos, Arthur Franz

17. Profiles in Courage (1964–1965)
Episode: George W. Norris (1965)

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

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In 1917 a lame duck US House of Representatives passes the Armed Ships Bill. Nebraskan Senator George W. Norris, calling it an indirect declaration of war, leads a filibuster against the bill.

Stars: Tom Bosley, Peter Hobbs, George Mitchell, Torin Thatcher

18. Profiles in Courage (1964–1965)
Episode: Governor John M. Slaton (1964)

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

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The story of Gov. John Slaton of Georgia, who in the early 1900s pardoned Leo Frank, who had been convicted of and sentenced to death for raping and murdering a young girl. Slaton believed ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Gist | Stars: Walter Matthau, Betsy Jones-Moreland, Alan Baxter, Whit Bissell

19. Profiles in Courage (1964–1965)
Episode: Grover Cleveland (1965)

30 min | Biography, Drama, History

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In 1887 President Grover Cleveland goes up against the GAR when he threatens to veto the Veterans Dependent Pensions bill. He also supports lowering a popular tariff, risking further condemnation.

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Russ Conway, Gene Darfler, Bill Erwin, Barbara Feldon

20. Profiles in Courage (1964–1965)
Episode: Hamilton Fish (1965)

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

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In 1869 Cuba is struggling for its independence from Spain. Secretary of State, Hamilton Fish, working against the corrupt administration of President Grant and the public's desire for war, continues to seek a diplomatic solution.

Stars: Edward Asner, Robert Emhardt, Henry Jones, Peter Mark Richman

21. Profiles in Courage (1964–1965)
Episode: John Adams (1964)

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

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As a young lawyer and politician, John Adams takes on the unpopular task of defending in court the British soldiers who fired on a crowd in the so-called Boston Massacre of 1770.

Stars: David McCallum, Russell Collins, Paul Comi, Jeff Cooper

22. Profiles in Courage (1964–1965)
Episode: John Marshall (1965)

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

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In 1807 Aaron Burr is on trial for treason. President Jefferson and the majority of Americans are certain of his guilt. Presiding over the case is Chief Justice John Marshall who wants a fair and constitutional trial for Burr.

Stars: Booth Colman, Christopher Dark, Dabbs Greer, Alan Hewitt

23. Profiles in Courage (1964–1965)
Episode: John Peter Altgeld (1965)

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

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Illinois Governor, John Peter Altgeld, reviews the cases of the men convicted in the Haymarket Riots. When he becomes convinced that they did not receive a fair trial he considers granting an unpopular pardon.

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Roy Barcroft, John Cassavetes, John Kerr, Burgess Meredith

24. Profiles in Courage (1964–1965)
Episode: John Quincy Adams (1965)

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

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In 1807 British warships are raiding US vessels and conscripting US sailors. Thomas Jefferson asks Senator John Quincy Adams of Massachusetts to help pass an embargo that might devastate the economy of the Senator's home state.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Douglas Campbell, Nancy Wickwire, Parley Baer, Laurence Naismith

25. Profiles in Courage (1964–1965)
Episode: Judge Benjamin Barr Lindsey (1965)

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

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The true story of Judge Ben B. Lindsey, a judge in Denver, Colorado, who led the fight in the early 1900s for a separate judicial system for teenage offenders, who at the time were being sent to adult prison with hardened convicts.

Director: Robert Gist | Stars: George Grizzard, David Brian, Edith Atwater, Joseph Ruskin

26. Profiles in Courage (1964–1965)
Episode: Mary S. McDowell (1964)

30 min | Biography, Drama, History

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Mary S. McDowell is a Brooklyn school teacher at the outbreak of WWI. As a Quaker she is reluctant to support a war in any manner, including signing a loyalty oath demanded by the school board.

Director: José Quintero | Stars: Rae Allen, Audrey Christie, Rosemary Harris, George Mitchell

27. Profiles in Courage (1964–1965)
Episode: Oscar W. Underwood (1964)

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

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A finely study of a relatively obscure figure, Oscar W. Underwood, and a probe of his fight against the Ku Klux Klan at the Democratic Party convention of 1924, which cost him the presidential nomination.

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Tol Avery, Johnny Bangert, Sidney Blackmer, Berkeley Harris

28. Profiles in Courage (1964–1965)
Episode: Prudence Crandall (1965)

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

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In 1833, Prudence Crandall runs a girls boarding school in Canterbury CT. Trouble ensues when she accepts the application of Sarah Anderson, an African American.

Director: Andrew Singer | Stars: Janice Rule, John Ericson, King Donovan, Ena Hartman

29. Profiles in Courage (1964–1965)
Episode: Richard T. Ely (1964)

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

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In 1894, Richard T. Ely is a professor at the University of Wisconsin. When the politically appointed school superintendent attacks his character and his method of teaching Professor Ely stands up for the principles of academic freedom.

Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: Edward Asner, Marsha Hunt, Leonard Nimoy, Dan O'Herlihy

30. Profiles in Courage (1964–1965)
Episode: Robert A. Taft (1965)

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

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In 1946 many Nazis are sentenced to death at the Nuremberg trials. Senator Robert A Taft of Ohio questions the legality of these trials since the men have no chance for appeal and since their crimes were enacted after the fact.

Director: José Quintero | Stars: Lee Tracy, David Opatoshu, Lou Frizzell, George Furth

31. Profiles in Courage (1964–1965)
Episode: Sam Houston (1964)

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.9
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Gov. Sam Houston's losing battle to keep Texas in the Union during the secession crisis.

Director: Sherman Marks | Stars: J.D. Cannon, Ken Drake, Peter Duryea, Richard Hale

Votes: 8

32. Profiles in Courage (1964–1965)
Episode: Thomas Corwin (1965)

30 min | Biography, Drama, History

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The story of U.S. Senator Thomas Corwin, a rising star in the Whig party in the 1840s who was one of the few political leaders to oppose the US-Mexican War initiated by the administration of President James Polk.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: George Rose, John Colicos, John Howard, Lester Rawlins

33. Profiles in Courage (1964–1965)
Episode: Thomas Hart Benton (1964)

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

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In 1850 Senator Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri hopes for California statehood. Knowing it will not be admitted as a slave state he fights Senator Calhoun's bill that would forbid Congress from voting against slavery in the Territories.

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Jim Boles, Richard Bull, Russell Collins, Gene Darfler

34. Profiles in Courage (1964–1965)
Episode: Woodrow Wilson (1965)

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

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In 1916 Woodrow Wilson nominates Judge Louis D. Brandeis to the US Supreme Court. As a Jew and as a judge who has stood up to special interests, Judge Brandeis faces intense opposition.

Stars: Whit Bissell, William Daniels, John Hoyt, John McMartin

35. Sunday Showcase (1959–1960)
Episode: Hollywood Sings (1960)

60 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

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Stars: Eddie Albert, Tammy Grimes, Boris Karloff

36. Dow Hour of Great Mysteries (1960– )
Episode: The Burning Court (1960)

Mystery

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Edward Stevens, is on the train home, recounting the story of the death of the rich uncle of his neighbor, Mark Despard. Once he arrives home, he is no longer sure that his uncle died of natural causes.

Director: Paul Nickell | Stars: Barbara Bel Geddes, Raymond Bramley, Sally Chamberlin, Robert Lansing

37. Dow Hour of Great Mysteries (1960– )
Episode: The Bat (1960)

54 min | Mystery

7.8
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A sinister criminal known only as "The Bat" attempts to locate a fortune in stolen securities supposedly hidden in the rambling mansion owned by spinster Cordelia Van Gorder.

Director: Paul Nickell | Stars: Helen Hayes, Jason Robards, Joseph N. Welch, Margaret Hamilton

Votes: 14


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