Category Archives: 1970-1979

Mary and Joseph: A Story of Faith (1979) Rated NR

The romantic story behind Mary and Joseph and the birth of Jesus. Starring Blanche Baker, Lloyd Bochner, Colleen Dewhurst, Jeff East. The one major problem with this take on the Christmas story is the romanticism of  Mary and Joseph. I’m not saying … Continue reading

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The Jimmy Stewart Show (1971-1972) Rated NR

Jimmy Stewart plays a college professor in a small town. When his son’s house burns down, three generations move into the same house. Starring  James Stewart, Julie Adams, Jonathan Daly, Ellen Geer, Dennis Larson, Kirby Furlong, John McGiver. I was … Continue reading

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The Shootist (1976) Rated PG

A dying gunfighter wants to spend his last days with as little pain as possible and to die with dignity. Based on the novel by  Glendon Swarthout. Starring John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, Ron Howard, James Stewart, John Carradine. This was … Continue reading

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Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) Rated PG

The Kramers are getting a divorce.  What ensues is an ugly custody battle between them. Starring Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander. The only thing I kept thinking throughout this film was, why would we reward a woman for making the … Continue reading

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Jane Eyre (1970) Rated NR

An orphan, Jane Eyre is sent to the Lowood School. Upon graduation, she accepts a position as governess for the petulant daughter of the imposing Edward Rochester.  Despite many obstacles, love grows between them. Based on the book by Charlotte … Continue reading

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Seducers aka Death Game (1977) Rated R

A business man, whose family is away for the weekend, picks up two girls. They seduce him and then the game of death begins. The movie claims to be based on a true story. This movie calls itself says that … Continue reading

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Katherine (1975) Rated NR

A look at the 1960s and 1970s through the eyes of a debutante who fights for the ideals she believes in, which slowly sends her spiraling into the world of terrorism.  Based on the life of Diana Oughton. This film … Continue reading

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Seven Alone (1974) Rated G

A frontier family heads West to start a new life.  On the way, both the mother and the father die, leaving their seven children to travel on alone. Based on the true story of the Sager Children. Starring Dewey Martin, … Continue reading

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Young Pioneers (1976) Rated NR

Teenage newlyweds David and Molly Beaton move to the Dakotas in the 1870s. Based on Rose Wilder Lane’s novel by the same name. Starring Roger Kern, Linda Purl, Robert Hays I loved this movie. Lane is the daughter of Laura Ingalls … Continue reading

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Pioneer Woman (1973) Rated PG

After the death of her husband, a homesteading wife must decide whether to stay and fight for her farm or take her children back East. Starring Joanna Pettet, William Shatner, David Janssen, Helen Hunt This film is a realistic representation … Continue reading

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