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Miracle on 34th Street (1973)

A department store Santa tries to convince a little girl who doesn't believe in Santa Claus that he is Santa Claus, and winds up going on trial to prove who he is.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fielder Cook
CAST:  Sebastian Cabot  •  Jane Alexander  •  David Hartman  •  Suzanne Davidson

A department store Santa tries to convince a little girl who doesn't believe in Santa Claus that he is Santa Claus, and winds up going on trial to prove who he is.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fielder Cook
CAST:  Sebastian Cabot  •  Jane Alexander  •  David Hartman  •  Suzanne Davidson

Patterns (1956)

A New York corporate boss grooms an Ohio engineer for the No. 2 man's job.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fielder Cook
CAST:  Van Heflin  •  Everett Sloane  •  Ed Begley  •  Beatrice Straight

A New York corporate boss grooms an Ohio engineer for the No. 2 man's job.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fielder Cook
CAST:  Van Heflin  •  Everett Sloane  •  Ed Begley  •  Beatrice Straight

Home Is the Hero (1959)

This well-acted drama about an Irishman just released from jail is filled with rich characterization. The story is adapted from a stage play by Walter Macken who also plays the role of the ex-convict Paddo in this screen version. Direction is by J. Fielder Cook. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fielder Cook
CAST:  Walter Macken  •  Eileen Crowe  •  Arthur Kennedy  •  Joan O'Hara

This well-acted drama about an Irishman just released from jail is filled with rich characterization. The story is adapted from a stage play by Walter Macken who also plays the role of the ex-convict Paddo in this screen version. Direction is by J. Fielder Cook. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fielder Cook
CAST:  Walter Macken  •  Eileen Crowe  •  Arthur Kennedy  •  Joan O'Hara

How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life (1968)

Wealthy playboy David Sloane wrongly believes good girl Carol Corman is his best friend's mistress.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fielder Cook
CAST:  Dean Martin  •  Stella Stevens  •  Eli Wallach  •  Anne Jackson

Wealthy playboy David Sloane wrongly believes good girl Carol Corman is his best friend's mistress.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fielder Cook
CAST:  Dean Martin  •  Stella Stevens  •  Eli Wallach  •  Anne Jackson

Miles to Go Before I Sleep (1975)

A lonely old man (Martin Balsam) finds his life beginning to have some meaning when he helps a teenager living in a rehab center.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fielder Cook
CAST:  Martin Balsam  •  Mackenzie Phillips  •  Kitty Winn  •  Pamelyn Ferdin

A lonely old man (Martin Balsam) finds his life beginning to have some meaning when he helps a teenager living in a rehab center.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fielder Cook
CAST:  Martin Balsam  •  Mackenzie Phillips  •  Kitty Winn  •  Pamelyn Ferdin

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1979)

Based on writer Maya Angelou's childhood, this story is about a young girl in the South who is sent to live with her grandmother after her parents divorce.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fielder Cook
CAST:  Paul Benjamin  •  Diahann Carroll  •  Ruby Dee  •  Roger E. Mosley

Based on writer Maya Angelou's childhood, this story is about a young girl in the South who is sent to live with her grandmother after her parents divorce.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fielder Cook
CAST:  Paul Benjamin  •  Diahann Carroll  •  Ruby Dee  •  Roger E. Mosley

The Member of the Wedding (1997)

In the last days leading up to her older brother's marriage, a young girl is forced to face realities and grow up quickly. A tender adaptation of Carson McCullers' classic play.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fielder Cook
CAST:  Alfre Woodard  •  Corey Dunn  •  Enrico Colantoni  •  Anne Tremko

In the last days leading up to her older brother's marriage, a young girl is forced to face realities and grow up quickly. A tender adaptation of Carson McCullers' classic play.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fielder Cook
CAST:  Alfre Woodard  •  Corey Dunn  •  Enrico Colantoni  •  Anne Tremko

Goodbye, Raggedy Ann (1971)

A compassionate Hollywood screenwriter attempts to talk a troubled actress out of taking her own life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fielder Cook
CAST:  Mia Farrow  •  Hal Holbrook  •  John Colicos  •  Marlene Warfield

A compassionate Hollywood screenwriter attempts to talk a troubled actress out of taking her own life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fielder Cook
CAST:  Mia Farrow  •  Hal Holbrook  •  John Colicos  •  Marlene Warfield

Why Me? (1984)

An Air Force nurse about to leave the service is badly disfigured about her face in a car accident in which she also loses her baby.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fielder Cook
CAST:  Glynnis O'Connor  •  Armand Assante  •  Craig Wasson

An Air Force nurse about to leave the service is badly disfigured about her face in a car accident in which she also loses her baby.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fielder Cook
CAST:  Glynnis O'Connor  •  Armand Assante  •  Craig Wasson

A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story (1978)

Legendary ballplayer and humanitarian Lou Gehrig and his relationship with his stalwart wife, Eleanor are portrayed in this film that focuses on the Hall of Famer's life off the baseball field. Featuring unflinching looks at the Gehrig's relationship, as well as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fielder Cook
CAST:  Blythe Danner  •  Edward Herrmann  •  Gerald S. O'Loughlin  •  Ramon Bieri

Legendary ballplayer and humanitarian Lou Gehrig and his relationship with his stalwart wife, Eleanor are portrayed in this film that focuses on the Hall of Famer's life off the baseball field. Featuring unflinching looks at the Gehrig's relationship, as well as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fielder Cook
CAST:  Blythe Danner  •  Edward Herrmann  •  Gerald S. O'Loughlin  •  Ramon Bieri

Seize the Day (1986)

Tommy Wilhelm (Robin Williams) is a salesman. An honest, hard-working guy who has lost his job, his girlfriend, and left part of his sanity behind as he heads to New York to pick up the pieces of his life. He's always been able to sell, but caught in a downward ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fielder Cook
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Richard B. Shull  •  David Bickford  •  Glenne Headly

Tommy Wilhelm (Robin Williams) is a salesman. An honest, hard-working guy who has lost his job, his girlfriend, and left part of his sanity behind as he heads to New York to pick up the pieces of his life. He's always been able to sell, but caught in a downward ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fielder Cook
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Richard B. Shull  •  David Bickford  •  Glenne Headly

The Hands of Cormac Joyce (1972)

A savage storm wreaks havoc on a small Irish fishing village.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fielder Cook
CAST:  Stephen Boyd  •  Colleen Dewhurst  •  Dominic Guard

A savage storm wreaks havoc on a small Irish fishing village.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fielder Cook
CAST:  Stephen Boyd  •  Colleen Dewhurst  •  Dominic Guard

Teacher, Teacher (1969)

Hamilton Cade is an alcoholic teacher striving to put his life back together. He accepts a job tutoring an "exceptional child" only to find that young Freddie is mentally retarded (an outstanding performance by retarded actor Billy Schulman). A black man who works ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fielder Cook
CAST:  David McCallum  •  Ossie Davis  •  George Grizzard  •  Billy Schulman

Hamilton Cade is an alcoholic teacher striving to put his life back together. He accepts a job tutoring an "exceptional child" only to find that young Freddie is mentally retarded (an outstanding performance by retarded actor Billy Schulman). A black man who works ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fielder Cook
CAST:  David McCallum  •  Ossie Davis  •  George Grizzard  •  Billy Schulman

Too Far to Go (1979)

Love and passion, anger and heartbreak, laughter and happiness, all complex textures woven into the fabric so many have come to know as marriage. For behind the seemingly comfortable well-trimmed hedges of suburban Americana, live and often love, Richard and Joan ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fielder Cook
CAST:  Michael Moriarty  •  Blythe Danner  •  Glenn Close  •  Ken Kercheval

Love and passion, anger and heartbreak, laughter and happiness, all complex textures woven into the fabric so many have come to know as marriage. For behind the seemingly comfortable well-trimmed hedges of suburban Americana, live and often love, Richard and Joan ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fielder Cook
CAST:  Michael Moriarty  •  Blythe Danner  •  Glenn Close  •  Ken Kercheval

Family Reunion (1981)

A woman fights for what she believes in. Stars Bette Davis, J. Ashley Hyman, David Huddleston, John Shea, Roy Dotrice, David Rounds, Kathryn Walker, Roberts Blossom, Roberta Wallach, Jeff McCracken.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fielder Cook
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  John Shea  •  David Huddleston  •  Roberts Blossom

A woman fights for what she believes in. Stars Bette Davis, J. Ashley Hyman, David Huddleston, John Shea, Roy Dotrice, David Rounds, Kathryn Walker, Roberts Blossom, Roberta Wallach, Jeff McCracken.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fielder Cook
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  John Shea  •  David Huddleston  •  Roberts Blossom

A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966)

A naive traveler in Laredo gets involved in a poker game between the richest men in the area, jeopardizing all the money he has saved for the purpose of settling with his wife and child in San Antonio.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fielder Cook
CAST:  Henry Fonda  •  Joanne Woodward  •  Jason Robards  •  Paul Ford

A naive traveler in Laredo gets involved in a poker game between the richest men in the area, jeopardizing all the money he has saved for the purpose of settling with his wife and child in San Antonio.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fielder Cook
CAST:  Henry Fonda  •  Joanne Woodward  •  Jason Robards  •  Paul Ford

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (1973)

Precocious Claudia and her brother run away from home and hide in the Metropolitan Museum in New York.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fielder Cook
CAST:  Ingrid Bergman  •  Sally Prager  •  Johnny Doran  •  Richard Mulligan

Precocious Claudia and her brother run away from home and hide in the Metropolitan Museum in New York.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fielder Cook
CAST:  Ingrid Bergman  •  Sally Prager  •  Johnny Doran  •  Richard Mulligan

Eagle in a Cage (1972)

1815. A soldier becomes the governor of St. Helena and jailer of Napoleon  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fielder Cook
CAST:  John Gielgud  •  Ralph Richardson  •  Billie Whitelaw  •  Kenneth Haigh

1815. A soldier becomes the governor of St. Helena and jailer of Napoleon  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fielder Cook
CAST:  John Gielgud  •  Ralph Richardson  •  Billie Whitelaw  •  Kenneth Haigh

Prudence and the Pill (1968)

Prudence is on the pill; so is her sister-in-law, but someone has been swapping aspirin for their pills. Is it the teen-age niece, the maid, the chauffeur, a lover, Prudence's husband, or all of the above?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ronald Neame  •  Fielder Cook
CAST:  Deborah Kerr  •  David Niven  •  Joyce Redman  •  Judy Geeson

Prudence is on the pill; so is her sister-in-law, but someone has been swapping aspirin for their pills. Is it the teen-age niece, the maid, the chauffeur, a lover, Prudence's husband, or all of the above?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ronald Neame  •  Fielder Cook
CAST:  Deborah Kerr  •  David Niven  •  Joyce Redman  •  Judy Geeson

Gauguin the Savage (1980)

Based on the turbulent life of the temperamental French painter, Paul Gauguin, and his compulsive search for creative freedom which caused him to abandon his wife and five children in Paris for a life of contentment in Tahiti.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fielder Cook
CAST:  David Carradine  •  Lynn Redgrave  •  Barrie Houghton  •  Flora Robson

Based on the turbulent life of the temperamental French painter, Paul Gauguin, and his compulsive search for creative freedom which caused him to abandon his wife and five children in Paris for a life of contentment in Tahiti.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fielder Cook
CAST:  David Carradine  •  Lynn Redgrave  •  Barrie Houghton  •  Flora Robson
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