Adventures of the Queen

Summary

Adventures of the Queen is a 1975 American made-for-television drama film starring Robert Stack. It was made as a pilot for a potential TV series but screened as a stand-alone TV movie.[1]

Adventures of the Queen
Written byJohn Gay
Directed byDavid Lowell Rich
StarringRobert Stack
David Hedison
Ralph Bellamy
Bradford Dillman
Music byRichard LaSalle
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production
ProducerIrwin Allen
Production locationsRMS Queen Mary - 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, California
CinematographyJack Woolf
EditorBill Brame
Running time98 minutes
Production companies20th Century Fox Television
Irwin Allen Productions
DistributorCBS
Budget$1 million[1]
Release
Original networkCBS
Picture formatColor
Audio formatMono
Original releaseFebruary 14, 1975 (1975-02-14)

PlotEdit

The captain and doctor on a cruise liner have to deal with various crises, including a hidden bomb, a suicide attempt and a billionaire.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

It was the first of three movies Allen did for TV in the wake of the success of The Towering Inferno, the others being The Swiss Family Robinson and Time Travelers. Each was made through 20th Century Fox for $1 million but was done for different networks. They were all done as pilots for potential TV series.[1]

"I missed television," said Allen. "There's a hysteria and an excitement in television that exists nowhere else in business."[1]

Allen called the film "Son of Poseidon Adventure."[1] It was mostly shot on the Queen Mary in Long Beach.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e TELEVISION REVIEW: Disaster Master Launches Grand Slam Smith, Cecil. Los Angeles Times 14 Feb 1975: g1.
  2. ^ Out of Retirement, Into the Movies The Washington Post 29 Dec 1974: F6.

External linksEdit

  • Adventures of the Queen at IMDb
  • Adventures of the Queen at TCMDB
  • Adventures of the Queen at Irwin Allen