Fame Is the Name of the Game

Fame Is the Name of the Game
Type TV Movie
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 2hr
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Remake
Keywords N/A
Status Completed
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Anthony Franciosa Actor Jeff Dillon 1 1000001
Jill St John Actor Leona 1 1000002
Jack Klugman Actor Ben Welcome 1 1000003
George Macready Actor Glenn Howard 1 1000004
Jack Weston Actor Griffin 1 1000005
Susan Saint James Actor Peggy Maxwell 1 1000006
Lee Bowman Actor Cruikshank 1 1000007
Melodie Johnson Actor Belle 1 1000008
Robert Duvall Actor Eddie 1 1000009
Nanette Fabray Actor Pat 1 1000010
Jay Flippen Actor Dizzy 1 1000011
Nicholas Colasanto Actor Detective 1 1000012
Ena Hartman Actor Marcia Davenport 1 1000013
John Hoyt Actor Larkin 1 1000014
George Furth Actor n/a 1 1000015
John Francis Actor n/a 1 1000016
Stuart Rosenberg Director n/a 2 2000001
Ranald MacDougall Producer n/a 3 3000001
Ranald MacDougall Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Tiffany Thayer Source Material (from novel) ("One Woman") 120793 4000002
John Warren Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Edward Williams Editor n/a 172 7000001
Benny Carter Music n/a 120781 8000001
Stanley Wilson Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000002
John Lloyd Art Director art direction 183 9000001
Larry Germain Hair hairstyles 120794 13000001
Bud Westmore Makeup n/a 353 13000002
John McCarthy Other sets 120795 26000001
George Milo Other sets 120795 26000002
In this TV remake of the 1949 Alan Ladd movie "Chicago Deadline," a brash big-time investigative reporter, looking into the death of a call girl, uncovers her diary and tries to find her killer among the names contained in it. Franciosa subsequently shared star billing (on a rotating basis) with Gene Barry and Robert Stack in the weekly series based on this pilot film, "The Name of the Game" (1968-71), in which Susan Saint James, "introduced" here, also was a regular. Former musical comedy star Nanette Fabray did a rare acting part in this movie which was written and produced by her husband.