Some plays with a lot of TV adaptations

by Thor-Delta | created - 08 Oct 2014 | updated - 21 Oct 2014 | Public

A few plays which had various TV adaptations.

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4. Sham (1945 TV Short)

30 min | Comedy, Short

A thief is caught robbing a couple's home when they arrive early from allegedly going to the theatre. He tells them all their belongings are too worthless to steal, but convinces them he ... See full summary »

Director: Ransom P. Dunnell | Stars: Frieda Inescort, Melville Cooper, Harvey Stephens, Charles Williams

6. The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (1948–1950)
Episode: Sham (1948)

Drama

A burglar, interrupted in the act, tries to convince a couple that his theft of an item is important to their social standing.

Stars: Edward Everett Horton, John Kane, Natalie Schafer, Howard St. John

9. Rope (1939 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

Two young men strangle their "inferior" classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the "perfection" of their crime.

Director: Dallas Bower | Stars: Ernest Milton, Oliver Burt, Basil Langton, Stuart Latham

10. Rope (1947 TV Movie)

80 min | Drama

Two young men strangle their "inferior" classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the "perfection" of their crime.

Director: Stephen Harrison | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Elwyn Brook-Jones, George De Warfaz, Shelagh Fraser

Votes: 31

11. Rope (1957 TV Movie)

70 min | Drama

Two young men strangle their "inferior" classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the "perfection" of their crime.

Stars: Bruce Beeby, Roger Climpson, John Meillon, Don Pascoe

12. The Rope (1968 TV Movie)

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Two young men strangle their "inferior" classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the "perfection" of their crime.

Director: Lode Verstraete | Stars: Eddie Brugman, Charles Cornette, Rob Geraerds, Greta Van Langhendonck

Votes: 20

13. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: An Enemy of the People (1950)

Drama

A scientist stands against an entire town when he discovers their medicinal spa is polluted.

Stars: Alban Blakelock, Edward Chapman, Barbara Couper, Jonathan Field

14. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)
Episode: An Enemy of the People (1957)

Comedy, Drama

A scientist stands against an entire town when he discovers their medicinal spa is polluted.

Director: Silvio Narizzano | Stars: John Robinson, Clive Morton, Peter Wyngarde, Jill Dixon

15. Enemy of the People (1958 TV Movie)

65 min | Drama

A live television play, a man discovers that the local baths are being polluted.

Stars: Aileen Britton, James Condon, Eleanor Elliott, Moray Powell

16. An Enemy of the People (1966 TV Movie)

112 min | Drama

Set in a Norwegian hamlet, an idealistic physician discovers that the town's hot springs are contaminated. But with the community relying on the spa for tourist dollars, his warning to the powers that be fall on deaf ears.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: James Daly, Kate Reid, Philip Bosco, Tim Daly

Votes: 64

17. An Enemy of the People (1990 TV Movie)

Drama

When a scientist learns that his town's lucrative springs present a serious health threat, the community refuses to listen to him.

Director: Jack O'Brien | Stars: William Anton, Anne Gee Byrd, Dawn Didawick, Richard Easton

Votes: 37

20. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)
Episode: Black Chiffon (1956)

Drama, Horror, Mystery

A woman who has an absolutely untarnished reputation unaccountably steals a black-chiffon nightgown, days before her son's marriage.

Stars: John Conte, Judith Evelyn, Terry Kilburn

21. Black Chiffon (1959 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

A respectable London family faces a predicament when the mother is charged with stealing a black chiffon dress.

Stars: Margaret Cruickshank, Beverley Dunn, Neil Fitzpatrick, Molly Gallavan

25. Black Limelight (1959 TV Movie)

75 min | Crime, Drama

A live television drama set in England. A woman fights to clear her unfaithful husband of the suspicion of murdering his mistress.

Stars: Bruce Beeby, Diana Bell, Moira Carleton, Frank Gatliff

27. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: Candida (1950)

Drama

A teenage poet falls in love - or so he thinks - with the wife of a clergyman.

Stars: Patrick Barr, James Dale, Alexis France, Brian Nissen

28. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: Candida (1955)

Drama

The idealist Reverend Morell tries to unite Socialism and Christianity.

Director: Harold Clayton | Stars: Edward Chapman, Tom Criddle, Michael Hordern, Avice Landone

33. Candida (I) (1961 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

Candida is the sensible wife of a clergyman. Her husband tends to take her for granted, but she has a young admirer who doesn't.

Director: Naomi Capon | Stars: Wendy Craig, Patrick Allen, Peter McEnery, Peter Sallis

38. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
Episode: Candida (1971)

Drama

The idealist Reverend Morell tries to unite Socialism and Christianity.

Director: Alan Cooke | Stars: George Baker, Jeremy Bulloch, Timothy Dalton, Geraldine McEwan

42. Candida (II) (1982 TV Movie)

89 min | Drama

Adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's play, in which the idealist Reverend Morell tries to unite Socialism and Christianity.

Director: Gerard Rekers | Stars: Marjon Brandsma, Jeroen Krabbé, Henk Rigters, Pierre Bokma

43. Candida (I) (1982 TV Movie)

120 min | Comedy, Drama

Candida is the wife of a famous clergyman, the Reverend James Mavor Morell. Morell is a Christian Socialist, popular in the Church of England, but Candida is responsible for much of his success.

Director: Michael Cristofer | Stars: Joanne Woodward, Ronald Bishop, Jane Curtin, John Gilliss

Votes: 6

46. Venus Observed (1960 TV Movie)

75 min

An aging duke decides to remarry and asks his son to select the wife for him.

Director: Alan Burke | Stars: Walter Sullivan, Rachel Lloyd, David Bluford, Jacqueline Kott