This 1969 ABC Movie Of The Week Preview Is Something Special

Watching this preview for the 1969 – 1970 ABC Movie of the Week kind of made me really miss those special TV announcements for upcoming films we would be watching throughout the year.

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Like for The Pigeon (Although in this commercial it was Strangers in the Night)…where we absolutely see a fight between the legendary Sammy Davis Jr. and Ricardo Montalban!

Sammy Davis Jr - Ricardo Montalban - The Pigeon

Or a very young…and rather pleased with himself Lee Majors from The Ballad of Andy Crocker which in this ad was The Ballad of Corporal Crocker.

Lee Majors - The Ballad of Andy Crocker

Then we have the first of what would be two Over the Hill Gang TV Movies which featured rather well known Western character actors like Walter Brennan, Andy Devine, Jack Elam, Chill Wills, and Edgar Buchanan as men past their prime that have to clean up a lawless town.

Walter Brenan - The Over the Hill Gang

I don’t know why but when watching that video it just kind of felt like I was wrapping myself up in my favorite blanket.


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