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The Brotherhood of the Bell (1970)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | TV Movie 17 September 1970
A successful professor has his life disrupted by a secret from his past - in his college days he became a member of a powerful secret society, and now the society has a job for him.

Director:

Paul Wendkos

Writer:

David Karp
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Glenn Ford ... Prof. Andrew 'Andy' Patterson
Rosemary Forsyth ... Vivian Masters Patterson
Dean Jagger ... Chad Harmon
Maurice Evans ... Harry Masters
Will Geer ... Mike Patterson
Eduard Franz ... Dr. Konstantin Horvathy
William Conrad ... Bart Harris
Robert Pine ... Phillip Dunning
William Smithers ... Dr. Jerry Fielder
Logan Field Logan Field ... Thaddeus Burns
Dabney Coleman ... Agent Shepard
Scott Graham Scott Graham ... Weber
James McEachin ... Police Detective
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While he studied at the university, Andrew Patterson, a successful professor, was initiated to the order of 'The Brotherhood of the Bell', a secret society, very selective in the choice of its members, who all occupy high positions. Now the 'fraternity' has a job for him, but one that Andrew will not do. The price to pay will be very high for him... Written by Guy Bellinger

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First showing anywhere. Glenn Ford, member of a power-mad secret society. His orders: destroy his best friend. With Dean Jagger. The CBS Thursday Night Movies (first showing on television)

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Irmandade do Sino See more »

Filming Locations:

Hollywood, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Glen Glenn Sound)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Above average TV movie.
26 May 1999 | by SchryerSee all my reviews

The Brotherhood of the Bell is an elite fraternity whose members effectively control much of the government and non-government power in the U.S. Glenn Ford's character is a disillusioned member of the Brotherhood who attempts to expose it following the suicide of a friend whom it has victimized. Ford's attempts to expose the Brotherhood bring its power to bear on him, resulting in the destruction of his reputation, his job, and even his marriage. So convincing was this movie that I was left with the impression that much of the real power in this country could indeed be held by an elite oligarchy of rich and powerful people without the awareness of the general populace. See this one if you can.


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