Hallmark Hall of Fame Season 25

Season 25

Hallmark Hall of Fame Season 25

First Air Date: October 20, 1975

First Aired on    :   1975
Episodes    :   6 episodes



Episodes

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25x06 Truman at Potsdam (April 08, 1976)


Documentary-style dramatization of the Potsdam Conference, based on the book Meeting at Potsdam by Charles L. Mee, Jr.


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25x05 Caesar and Cleopatra (February 01, 1976)


Julius Caesar (Alec Guinness) arrives in Egypt and attempts to settle the dispute over who should rule Egypt, Cleopatra (Genevieve Bujold) or her brother Ptolemy (Jolyon Bates), by having them rule jointly but the ambitious Cleopatra has other ideas. This adaptation of the George Bernard Shaw play lacks the lavishness of the better known 1945 film version. But the lack of pageantry allows more attention to Shaw's text without the distraction of spectacle. The director, James Cellan Jones, lets the story unfold simply so that the political maneuvers are at the forefront. Guinness plays Caesar with an air of resignation rather than power and his chemistry with Bujold is good. Bujold makes for a cunning, sexy Cleopatra with her impish, wicked grin. Though much of Shaw's play has been severely edited, it still makes for a satisfying production.


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25x04 The Rivalry (December 12, 1975)


Adaptation of the stage play by Norman Corwin which dramatizes the 1858 debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas.


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25x03 Valley Forge (December 03, 1975)


Adaptation of Maxwell Anderson's stage play about the plight of the Continental Army in the winter of 1776-77.


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25x02 Eric (November 10, 1975)


A dramatization of the last years of a young man dying of leukemia.


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25x01 A Salute to the 25th Anniversary of the Hallmark Hall of Fame (October 20, 1975)