NBC Wednesday Night at the Movies was NBC’s third movie night, following NBC Saturday Night at the Movie (which premiered in September 1961) and NBC Monday Night at the Movie (which premiered in February 1963). The latter was cancelled following the 1963-1964 season and the network shifted its second movie night to Wednesdays.
The movie night kicked off on September 16th, 1964 and ran for 29 weeks, ending on March 31st, 1965. Several months of summer repeats followed; a number of these movies had premiered on NBC Saturday Night at the Movies.
The October 7th, 1964 broadcast, See How They Run, is generally considered to be the very first made-for-TV movie. The November 18th, 1964 broadcast, The Hanged Man, is said to be the second.
|Season 1: 1964-1965|
|1.||To Catch a Thief||09/16/1964||Color|
|4.||See How They Run (made-for-TV movie)||10/07/1964||B&W|
|7.||But Not for Me||10/28/1964||B&W|
|10.||The Hanged Man (Made-for-TV Movie)||11/18/1964||Color|
|13.||We’re No Angels||12/09/1964||Color|
|15.||Atlantis: The Lost Continent||12/23/1964||Color|
|17.||This Could Be the Night||01/06/1965||Color|
|18.||Hell is for Heroes||01/13/1965||B&W|
|19.||The Brothers Karamazov||01/20/1965||Color|
|21.||The Angry Hills||02/03/1965||B&W|
|24.||Key to the City||02/24/1965||B&W|
|26.||The Catered Affair||03/10/1965||B&W|
|27.||Fear Strikes Out||03/17/1965||Color|
|28.||The Last Voyage||03/24/1965||Color|
|*Summer Repeats Begin*|
|REP||The Last Hunt||04/21/1965||Color|
|REP||Last Train from Gun Hill*||05/12/1965||Color|
|REP||Hell is for Heroes||05/26/1965||B&W|
|REP||Bad Day at Black Rock*||06/02/1965||Color|
|REP||We’re No Angels||06/09/1965||Color|
|REP||This Could Be the Night||06/30/1965||Color|
|REP||Fear Strikes Out||07/07/1965||Color|
|REP||The Hanged Man (Made-for-TV Movie)||07/14/1965||Color|
|REP||Key to the City||07/28/1965||B&W|
|REP||The Angry Hills||08/04/1965||B&W|
|REP||See How They Run (made-for-TV movie)||08/11/1965||Color|
*Originally aired as installments of NBC Saturday Night at the Movies
In September 1965, NBC replaced NBC Wednesday Night at the Movies with Bob Hope Presents and I Spy and began NBC Tuesday Night at the Movie.