ABC Movie of the Week/Death Takes a Holiday

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Death Takes a Holiday
Airdate October 23, 1971
Writer(s) Rita Lakin
Director Robert Butler
Network ABC
Style 90-minute fantasy romance drama
Company Universal TV
Origin USA

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Death Takes a Holiday (1971) is a TV movie about the specter of Death living as a human for a few days. A remake of the 1934 theatrical film of the same name, it aired as part of the ABC Movie of the Week.

Cast: Yvette Mimieux (Peggy Chapman), Monte Markham (David Smith), Myrna Loy (Selena Chapman), Bert Convy (John Cummings), Melvyn Douglas (Judge Earl Chapman), Kerwin Mathews (Senator Earl Chapman, Jr.), Priscilla Pointer (Marion Chapman), Austin Willis (Martin Herndon), Colby Chester (Tony Chapman), Maureen Reagan (Ellen Chapman), Regis Cordic (TV Announcer), Mario Machado (TV Announcer)


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