This is the story of the happenings at a major bank. The first of which, is that the bank's President announces that he is dying, and that with no heir to take his place, he informs the ...
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This is the story of the happenings at a major bank. The first of which, is that the bank's President announces that he is dying, and that with no heir to take his place, he informs the bank's officers that he is letting them choose a successor. The two Vice Presidents, who are the front runners for the job, are Alex Vandervoort and Roscoe Heyward. Now Alex is not exactly running around looking for support, and Roscoe can only see the benefits the Presidency can give him. So he goes around looking for people who would like to do business with the bank. He goes to George Quartermain, who wants the bank to give him more than they are allowed to. While most of the board are excited of the possibility of going into business with Quartermain, Alex is the only one who is weary of it, as it's a big risk. Alex is not popular also because, while his wife is mentally ill and confined to an asylum, he is having an affair with a lawyer, who specializes in helping the disadvantaged, the bank was ...Written by
Final role of Burt Mustin (Old Man at Bank), who died January 28, 1977, less than six weeks after the broadcast of the final episode on December 19, 1976. See more »
[to Roscoe Heyward about her employer, George Quartermain]
Darling, you may be my beau, but he's still my boss.
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Originally aired on NBC as a four-part, 6 1/2 hour mini-series. The program was repeated on NBC in April 1978 as a three-part, 6 hour mini-series. Starting in 1981, the mini-series was edited down again as a two-part, 4 hour program for syndication. The DVD version, which was released in 2014, is from the original four-part mini-series minus commercials. See more »
I give it three and a half stars. The Moneychangers is a great adaptation of the Hailey novel, but the greatest claim to fame in this action packed story, is its cast, the fact that Christopher Plummer won an Emmy Award as best actor for it, and the return of actrress Jean Peters to the screen. You'll see pros Like Kirk Douglas and Christopher Plummer in a quite credible battle over the presidency of a bank. The rest of the cast is incredibly good, with a lot of big names in supporting roles. Joan Collins plays the vamp who steals Plummer from Jean Peters (looking radiant in her comeback after years of absence from the screen). Marisa Pavan is Douglas's wife. She plays a mental case and her psychiatrist is none other than Helen Hayes. Anne Baxter is head of personnel at the bank and becomes concerned when one of her tellers (Timothy Bottoms) is suspected of credit card fraud. Others in the cast include James Shighetta, Mikko Takka, Percy Rodriguez, Susan Flannery, Hayden Rourque, Virginia Field, Lorne Greene, Patrick O'Neal, and another dozen very recognizable faces. All these fine actors deal with a number of serious topics - infidelity, ambition, battle for success, madness, police investigations, jail, homosexuality, riches and poverty. Good show!
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