Category Archives: 1970-1979

The Little Drummer Boy Book II (1976) Rated TV-G

The drummer boy tries to protect the bellmaker’s silver bells from the Roman soldiers. Starring Greer Garson, Zero Mostel, and David Jay. I was a little disappointed in this film. Unlike The Little Drummer Boy, which focuses on the birth … Continue reading

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Maybe I’ll Come Home in the Spring (1971) Rated NR

After finding out the hippie lifestyle isn’t all that it’s made out to seem, Dennie comes home to more judgement. Starring Sally Field, Eleanor Parker, and Lane Bradbury. I thought that this was a realistic look at what the true … Continue reading

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The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow (1975) Rated NR

A young shepherd is blinded by lightning and is taken in by some nuns in a local abbey. Starring Angela Lansbury, Cyril Ritchard, and David Kelley. This film has a wonderful story about a young boy who doesn’t have a … Continue reading

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Baker’s Hawk (1976) Rated G

A young boy nurses an injured hawk back to health, and along the way, he gains courage. Starring Clint Walker, Burl Ives, and Diane Baker. This is a classic film that is great for families to watch together. Everyone has … Continue reading

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The Turning Point (1977) Rated PG

When a young woman joins a ballet company, her mother, a former ballerina, confronts her own decision years ago to forgo work for family. Starring Anne Bancroft, Shirley MacLaine, and Tom Skerritt. The film takes us behind the scenes of … Continue reading

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Cannon (CBS) Rated TV-PG

Frank Cannon is an ex-cop turned private investigator who works tough cases. Starring William Conrad, Patrick Culliton, and Tom Pittman. This is a typical cop show from the 70s. The show has overbearing cops that bully their suspects. They also … Continue reading

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Greatest Heroes of the Bible (NBC) Rated NR

An anthology of the events from the Old Testament. Starring Brad Crandall, Victor Jory, and Peter Mark Richman. This series highlights the major events of the Old Testament. The episodes tell the stories of Moses, Daniel, Esther, Joseph, and Abraham. … Continue reading

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Midway (1976) Rated PG

A drama surrounding the battle at Midway, which was the turning point in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Starring Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, and James Coburn. Midway is a unique film that uses battle footage and real footage … Continue reading

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Little House on the Prairie (NBC) Rated TV-PG

The life and adventures of the Ingalls family in Walnut Grove, MN. Based on the books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Starring Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon, and Karen Grassle. The only parts of this show that are based on Wilder’s books … Continue reading

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All Creatures Great and Small (BBC) Rated NR

The trials and misadventures of a country vet in the 1940s. Based on the books, If Only They Could Talk and It Shouldn’t Happen to a Vet, by James Herriot. Starring Christopher Timothy, Robert Hardy, and Peter Davison. The show … Continue reading

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