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Vanished (1971)

Government agencies investigate the mysterious disappearance of a powerful Presidential adviser.

Director:

Buzz Kulik

Writers:

Dean Riesner (teleplay), Fletcher Knebel (novel)
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Widmark ... President Paul Roudebush
Skye Aubrey ... Jill Nichols
Tom Bosley ... Johnny Cavanaugh
James Farentino ... Gene Culligan
Larry Hagman ... Jerry Freytag
Murray Hamilton ... Nick McCann
Arthur Hill ... Arnold Greer
Robert Hooks ... Larry Storm
E.G. Marshall ... Arthur Ingram
Eleanor Parker ... Sue Greer
William Shatner ... Dave Paulick
Robert Young ... Sen. Earl Gannon
Chet Huntley Chet Huntley ... Newscaster
Betty White ... TV Hostess
Stephen McNally ... Gen. Palfrey
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Storyline

A movie about the sudden disappearance of a top Presidential adviser. Grilled by the media, the President's press secretary reveals very little, simply because he knows very little. But the chief executive himself has more information than he's willing to make public; the FBI has proof that the vanished adviser was homosexual, and subject to blackmail. Written by Ørnås

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1971 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Television debut of Richard Widmark. See more »

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First two-part TV movie
19 May 1999 | by bwaynefSee all my reviews

"Vanished" has earned a place in history as the first made for television movie to air in two parts, which, I suppose, may also make it the first mini-series. Quantity and quality are not the same thing, of course, and little about "Vanished" prevents it from being your standard TV suspenser. It does boast a terrific cast, though, with Richard Widmark very impressive indeed as the President of the United States. Too bad that other Richard--you know, Nixon, who was President at the time this movie aired--hadn't stepped aside to make room for the former Tommy Udo (see "Kiss of Death" for details).


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