Hallmark Hall Of Fame

by DragonflySuz | created - 05 Apr 2016 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

A List of Original Hallmark Hall of Fame movies starting in 1951.

(4/4/16 Based on http://online.hallmark.com/hall-of-fame/movie-list.aspx)

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1. Amahl and the Night Visitors (1951 TV Movie)

55 min | Music

One night in Judea, a disabled shepherd boy-turned-beggar and his mother are visited by three strangers. They are the Three Kings, and they are on their way to Bethlehem to visit the Christ Child, who has just been born.

Directors: Kirk Browning, Gian Carlo Menotti | Stars: Chet Allen, Rosemary Kuhlmann, Andrew McKinley, David Aiken

Votes: 58

2. Amahl and the Night Visitors (II) (1952 TV Movie)

The second Christmas broadcast of this opera about a boy and his mother who are visited by the Three Kings searching for the baby Jesus.

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Chet Allen, Rosemary Kuhlmann, Leon Lishner

3. Hamlet (1953 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

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Director: Albert McCleery | Stars: Maurice Evans, Wesley Addy, Norman Barrs, Francis Bethencourt

Votes: 11

4. Amahl and the Night Visitors (1953 TV Movie)

One night in Judea, a disabled shepherd boy-turned-beggar and his mother are visited by three strangers. They are the Three Kings, and they are on their way to Bethlehem to visit the Christ Child, who has just been born.

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: David Aiken, John Butler, Sarah Churchill, Felisa Conde

5. King Richard II (1954 TV Movie)

Drama

The incompetent Richard II is deposed by Henry Bolingbroke and undergoes a crisis of identity once he is no longer king.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Frederick Worlock, Kent Smith, Bruce Gordon, Richard Purdy

6. Macbeth (1954 TV Movie)

103 min | Drama

Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.

Directors: Hudson Faussett, George Schaefer | Stars: Maurice Evans, Judith Anderson, House Jameson, Richard Waring

Votes: 13

7. Amahl and the Night Visitors (1954 TV Movie)

One night in Judea, a disabled shepherd boy-turned-beggar and his mother are visited by three strangers. They are the Three Kings, and they are on their way to Bethlehem to visit the Christ Child, who has just been born.

Stars: David Aiken, John Butler, Felisa Conde, Rosemary Kuhlmann

8. Alice in Wonderland (1955 TV Movie)

74 min | Family, Fantasy

A young girl named Alice falls down a rabbit-hole and finds herself in Wonderland, a fantasy land of strange characters and ideas.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Sarah Churchill, Gillian Barber, Tom Bosley, Marc Breaux

Votes: 29

9. The Devil's Disciple (1955 TV Movie)

The black sheep of a family and the local minister discover their true vocations during the American Revolutionary War.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Somar Alberg, Ralph Bellamy, Leo Britt, Sarah Churchill

12. The Corn Is Green (1956 TV Movie)

Drama

Miss Moffat, a schoolteacher in Wales, realizes that one of her working-class pupils is extremely gifted.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Melville Cooper, John Kerr, Eva Le Gallienne, Joan Lorring

14. The Taming of the Shrew (1956 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

The shrew Katharina meets her match in the wily Petruchio.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Lilli Palmer, Maurice Evans, Philip Bourneuf, Diane Cilento

15. Born Yesterday (1956 TV Movie)

90 min

Harry Brock is beginning to move up in the world. So, naturally, he wants his girlfriend to be a little less uncouth. As long as she doesn't start thinking.

Director: Garson Kanin | Stars: Bill Becker, Paul Douglas, Belle Flower, Arthur Hill

Votes: 7

17. The Little Foxes (1956 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama, History

A tale of greed, one-upmanship, family distrust, abuse, apathy, and lost love, set in the deep south at the turn of the twentieth century.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Sidney Blackmer, Georgia Burke, Greer Garson, Lauren Gilbert

Votes: 15

18. The Lark (1957 TV Movie)

Closely follows a dramatization by playwright Jean Anouilh, 'The Lark' depicts the trial of Joan of Arc plus a few flashback scenes.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Julie Harris, Boris Karloff, Eli Wallach, Basil Rathbone

Votes: 12

20. The Yeoman of the Guard (1957 TV Movie)

85 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

A presentation of a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta taking place around the Tower of London. Phoebe is interested in prisoner Colonel Fairfax while his jailer is taken with the lovely Phoebe. Complications ensue.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Norman Atkins, Norman Barrs, Henry Calvin, Barbara Cook

Votes: 8

22. On Borrowed Time (1957 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama, Fantasy

Mr. Brink seems to bring death with him wherever he goes. But can a young boy and his grandfather change this dire situation?

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Beulah Bondi, Dorothy Eaton, Larry Gates, Margaret Hamilton

23. Twelfth Night (1957 TV Movie)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Viola and Sebastian are lookalike twins, separated by a shipwreck. Viola lands in Illyria, where she disguises herself like her brother and goes into the service of the Duke Orsino. Orsino ... See full summary »

Director: David Greene | Stars: Max Adrian, Lloyd Bochner, Richard Buck, William Cottrell

Votes: 10

24. Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates (1958 TV Movie)

50 min | Family, Musical

In Holland, poor but industrious and honorable 15-year-old Hans Brinker and his younger sister yearn to participate in December's great ice skating race on the canal.

Directors: Sidney Lumet, George Schaefer | Stars: Florence Anglin, Dick Button, Matt Crowley, John Fiedler

Votes: 36

25. Little Moon of Alban (1958 TV Movie)

75 min

Irish Brigid Mary blames the English for the deaths of her fiance, brother, and father. Becoming a nurse following WW I she finds herself caring for what she considers the enemy. Then she begins to fall in love with soldier Kenneth Boyd.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Norman Barrs, Helena Carroll, Liam Clancy, Tom Clancy

26. Dial M for Murder (1958 TV Movie)

Drama

Tony Wendice hasn't got much money to pay for his expensive tastes, but he does have a rich wife. However, she has a lover and so might leave him - if she lives long enough.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Richard Bowler, Anthony Dawson, Felix Deebank, Maurice Evans

Votes: 8

28. Kiss Me, Kate (1958 TV Movie)

90 min | Musical

An ex-husband and wife team star in a musical version of 'The Taming of the Shrew'; off-stage, the production is troublesome with ex-lovers' quarrels and a gangster looking for some money owed to them.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison, Julie Wilson, Bill Hayes

Votes: 41

30. Berkeley Square (1959 TV Movie)

Fantasy, Romance

Peter Standish (John Kerr) travels back in time to 1780's London, switching places with his ancestor, Peter Standish. There, he meets the Pettigrew family, who lives in the house he will ... See full synopsis »

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Edna Best, Jeannie Carson, John Colicos, Sheila M. Coonan

Votes: 5

32. Ah, Wilderness! (1959 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

On the Fourth of July holiday in 1906, the Miller family prepares to celebrate in their New England home. Young Richard, 16, is a thoughtful and poetic youth in love with a neighbor girl, ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Norman Fell, Betty Field, Helen Hayes, Abigail Kellogg

33. Winterset (1959 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

Immigrant radical Bartolomeo Romagna is falsely condemned and executed for a payroll robbery. Years later, his son Mio sets out to find the truth of the crime and to bring to account the ... See full summary »

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Martin Balsam, Charles Bickford, Rocco Bufano, Louis Filett

34. A Doll's House (1959 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

A wealthy woman's attempts to help her financially troubled husband go unrewarded.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Julie Harris, Christopher Plummer, Hume Cronyn, Randy Gaynes

Votes: 43

36. The Tempest (1960 TV Movie)

76 min | Drama

Prospero, the deposed Duke of Milan, who lives in exile on a remote island as a sorcerer, uses his powers to shipwreck his usurper brother on the island.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Maurice Evans, Richard Burton, Roddy McDowall, Tom Poston

Votes: 107

37. Cradle Song (1960 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

A Hallmark Hall of Fame production of the classic play, with Judith Anderson and Siobhan McKenna.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Judith Anderson, Evelyn Varden, Siobhan McKenna, Barry Jones

38. Captain Brassbound's Conversion (1960 TV Movie)

A titled Englishwoman proves more than a match for the fearsome Captain Brassbound.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Joe Abdullah, Felix Aylmer, Henry Brandon, Howard Caine

Votes: 10

39. Shangri-La (1960 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

A musical version of "Lost Horizon".

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Richard Basehart, Claude Rains, John Abbott, Helen Gallagher

Votes: 17

44. Victoria Regina (1961 TV Movie)

77 min | Drama

Julie Harris portrays the famed Queen Victoria over a 60 year span, from the age of 18 through her romance with Prince Albert through her diamond jubilee in 1897.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Julie Harris, James Donald, Basil Rathbone, Pamela Brown

Votes: 16

45. Arsenic & Old Lace (1962 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

Beware those two charming, elderly ladies - especially if they offer you a glass of elderberry wine.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Tony Randall, Boris Karloff, Dorothy Stickney, Mildred Natwick

Votes: 76

46. Teahouse of the August Moon (1962 TV Movie)

Comedy

American soldiers on the island of Okinawa find local people to be a whole lot smarter than they expect.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: David Abe, Armand Alzamora, Osceola Archer, Khigh Dhiegh

Votes: 36

47. Cyrano De Bergerac (1962 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama, Romance

The fiercely proud Cyrano may be the greatest swordsman in France - or the world - but he dares not reveal his love to the beautiful Roxanne.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Hope Lange, Donald Harron, Jon Berger

Votes: 12

48. Pygmalion (1963 TV Movie)

75 min

Can Professor Higgins transform cockney flower girl Eliza Dolittle into a lady by teaching her to speak properly?

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Julie Harris, James Donald, Gladys Cooper, George Rose

Votes: 6

49. Invincible Mr. Disraeli (1963 TV Movie)

76 min | Biography, Drama

The rise of the legendary 19th-century British politician and prime minister Benjamin Disraeli.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Trevor Howard, Greer Garson, Eric Berry, Norman Barrs

Votes: 18

50. The Patriots (1963 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

4.7