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Beggarman, Thief

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(NBC, 11/26/1979 and 11/27/1979, 2 Parts, 120 mins each, 4 hours). The two-part sequel to Irwin Shaw’s “Rich Man, Poor Man” and the vastly successful miniseries made from it (and the subsequent, less-successful short-lived series, “Rich Man, Poor Man—Book II,” during the 1976-77 season). Moviemaker Gretchen Jordache, the sister not seen in either of the predecessors, strives to pull the family together after the murder of brother Tom (in the miniseries) and the disappearance of brother Rudy (in the later series), by first reestablishing contact with her soldier son and then patching things up with her sister-in-law, Kate, Tom’s widow.

Production Company Universal Television. Director Lawrence Doheny. Producer Jack Laird. Teleplay Art Eisenson, Mary Agnes Donahue. Based on the Novel by Irwin Shaw. Photography Robert Caramico. Music Eddie Sauter. Editors Albert J. J. Zuniga, Robert Watts. Art Director Loyd S. Papez. Saxophone Variations Pete Christello.

Cast Jean Simmons (Gretchen Jordache Burke), Glenn Ford (David Donnelly), Lynn Redgrave (Kate Jordache), Tovah Feldshuh (Monika Wolner), Andrew Stevens (Billy Abbott), Bo Hopkins (Bunny Dwyer), Tom Nolan (Wesley Jordache), Jean-Pierre Aumont (Jean-Paul Delacroix), Dr. Joyce Brothers (Dr. Moira O’Dell), Alex Cord (Evans Kinsella), Anne Francis (Teresa Kraler), Michael V. Gazzo (Sartene), Marcel Hillaire (The Magistrate), Anne Jeffreys (Honor Day), Christian Marquand (Inspector Charboneau), Cliff Osmond (Sagerac), Susan Strasberg (Ida Cohen), Robert Sterling (Colonel Day), Norbert Weisser (Egon Hubisch), Walter Brooke (U.S. Intelligence officer), Stefan Gierasch (Niendorf), Frank Marth (Kraler), Zitto Kazann (Ahmed), Norman Lloyd (Roland Fielding), Robin Eisenmann (Yvonne Miller), Bruce Kimmel (Richard Sanford), Ava Lazar, Kenneth O’Brien, Louis Guss, Andre Landzaat, John Papais, Martin Rudy, Roger Etienne, John Lisbon Wood, Michael J. London, Robert Cameron, Stuart Nisbet, Ryan MacDonald, Bank Stahl, John Calvin, Timothy O’Hagan, Gregg Palmer, George Sawaya, Stefan Gudju, Pierre Ganneau, Sandy Ward, Jimmy Joyce, Elysa Lord, Cassandra Hendricks, Joe Maross, Brian Cutler, Wayne Northrop, Albert Carrier, Robert Cornthwaite, Armand Stevens, Janel Alden.

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