When it premiered in April 1962, ABC’s Hollywood Special was the second regularly-scheduled network movie night, following The NBC Saturday Night at the Movies (which premiered in September 1961). The network purchased a package of 15 films from United Artists Association and repeated nine of them, filling a total of 24 weeks.
My spotlight on Hollywood Special can be found here.
|Season 1: 1962|
|1.||Run Silent, Run Deep||04/08/1962||B&W|
|3.||Shake Hands with the Devil||04/22/1962||B&W|
|4.||Pork Shop Hill||04/29/1962||B&W|
|5.||Witness for the Prosecution||05/06/1962||B&W|
|6.||Man of the West||05/13/1962||B&W|
|9.||Men in War||06/03/1962||B&W|
|10.||The Wonderful Country||06/10/1962||B&W|
|11.||Not As a Stranger||06/17/1962||B&W|
|13.||Ten Seconds to Hell||07/01/1962||B&W|
|15.||The Pride and the Passion||07/15/1962||B&W|
|*Summer Repeats Begin*|
|REP||Pork Chop Hill||07/22/1962||B&W|
|REP||Witness for the Prosecution||07/29/1962||B&W|
|REP||The Wonderful Country||08/05/1962||B&W|
|REP||The Indian Fighter||08/12/1962||B&W|
|REP||Not As a Stranger||08/26/1962||B&W|
|REP||Men in War||09/02/1962||B&W|
|REP||Run Silent, Run Deep||09/09/1962||B&W|
|REP||The Pride and the Passion||09/16/1962||B&W|
In September 1962, ABC retitled the series The Sunday Night Movie. It was cancelled at the end of the 1962-1963 season but would return in September 1964 and remain on the air almost continuously until 1998.