BIG EVENT, THE: A FAMILY UPSIDE DOWN (TV)

Summary

This drama is about elderly house painter Ted Long's heart attack and its aftereffects on his wife and family. In this portion, Ted is stricken and he and Emma move in with his son's family in order to preserve Ted's health. Unable to accept his restricted condition, Ted stubbornly tries to paint a hallway and is stricken again. His family reluctantly places him in a nursing home. (Presented under the umbrella of "The Big Event"; originally telecast on April 9, 1978.)


Details

  • NETWORK: NBC
  • DATE: August 12, 1979 Sunday 8:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:55:08
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T80:0007
  • GENRE: Drama
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Drama
  • SERIES RUN: NBC - TV, 1979
  • COMMERCIALS:

Credits

  • Ross Hunter … Producer
  • Jacque Mapes … Producer
  • Marvin Miller … Associate Producer
  • David Lowell Rich … Director
  • Gerald di Pego … Writer
  • Henry Mancini … Music by
  • Fred Astaire … Cast, Ted Long
  • Helen Hayes … Cast, Emma Long
  • Efrem Zimbalist Jr. … Cast, Mike Long
  • Pat Crowley … Cast, Carol Long
  • Brad Rearden … Cast, Scott Long
  • Patty Duke Astin (see also: Patty Duke) … Cast, Wendy Long
  • Ford Rainey … Cast, Case
  • Kim Hamilton … Cast, Paula
  • Phillip R. Allen … Cast, Dr. Russo
  • Karl Held … Cast, Al
  • Lanna Saunders … Cast, Nurse Lovell
  • Belinda Palmer … Cast, Rhonda
  • Miiko Taka … Cast, Mrs. Taka
  • David Haskell … Cast, House Painter
  • Norwood Smith … Cast, Wes Allen
  • Charles Walker II … Cast, Aide
  • Gary Swanson … Cast, Instructor
  • Gail Landry … Cast, Candy Striper
  • Matthew Tobin … Cast, Dr. Chisholm
  • Nolan Leary … Cast, Mr. Willy
  • Ernestine Barrier … Cast, Mrs. Willy
  • Owen Cunningham … Cast, Frank
  • Bob Marsic … Cast, Dave
  • Peter Rich … Cast, Florist
  • Jon Montoya … Cast, Waiter