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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 3, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Bigger and better Uneup for Fall viewing Award-winning mysteries on CTV JAMES McEACKIN Private eye in LEE MAJORS Six Million Dollar DAN DAUEY Star of and This CTV presents a bigger and better movie line- up than ever before. The ever expanding movie fare includes a variety of made-for-lelevision a number of mini a long list of movies just re- cently released from theatrical distribution as well as a line- up of outstanding award win- ning movies. Per- will be airing such movie greats as A Girl In My starring madcap eomedian-writer-direc- tor Peter Fed and with Natalie Robert Elliott Gould and Dyan all wnsidering the and also to be released are iver3' with Academy Award Dinning performances by Ron BUI Mark Lester nd Jack Barbra and For All starring Paul Scofield in the title role which traces Thomas More's conflict with King Henry VIII of England. Man For All won six five Tony Awards and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award as Best Play. ACTION MYSTERIES The Friday Night returning this presents an action filled pack- age of adventure and drama with and and Six Million Dollar Pro- duced by Allen Baiter and Wil- liam Read which zapped audiences around the world and smashed box-office comes to television with Richard Round- tree recreating his portrayal of the unconquerable private John Shaft. Richard Roundtree sky- rocketed to super stardom when he made his feature film bow as toughguy John Shaft. He followed this up with two more films and with the overwhelming popularity of the Shaft he was brought to television in the title role. Roundtree got his taste for stardom while playing football in high school. Although he received a foot- ball sdiolarsMp to Southern Illinois his playing arena switched from the foot- ball field to the campus stage. His first production was Raisin In The Three years he accepted a stint with Robert Hooks' Negro En- semble Company in New York. He rounded out his income by first working as a clothing salesman and then successfully put his good looks to work as a fashion model. As his stage career acoeler- MID-CITY... MEANS MONEY AT REASONABLE RATES Homeowner loans from to or LOANS MADE QUICKLY AND CONFIDENTIALLY IN THE PRIVACY OF YOUR HOME FAST SAME DAY SERVICE Also to FIRST MORTGAGE FUNDS Available for etc. at rates. Call 329-0556 for full particulars and 328-0005 more NORMAN J. GIESBRECKT MID-CITY MORTGAGE CO. LTD. 1265 3rd Ave. S. Alberta he was reminded of his first smell of success as a foot- ball star. was like carrying the football and get- ting praise for it except now I was relating to people as I had never done before in the athletic He walked into the title role of which launched a success story that still has his head spinning. He could not foresee the impact would have on the es- pecially the black public. an I always thought I'd make it some day and I vis- ualized my first opening night for my first big picture. I fig- ured my first motion picture would knock everybody out. As it turned I was knocked NO SUPERCOP James McEachin stars as private investigator Harry Tenafy in the suspense mys- tery of a middleclass bread winner who copes with the trials of family life as well as his unpredictable job of crime detection. produced by Jon is a role that actor James McEachin thinks is unique. no he just an ordinary guy working for a big investi- gation behind on his married with kids and stumbling over the bike in the McEachin identifies closely with the role he plays. He was in the fought in Korea and was on his way to being a twenty year man in the army. Wounded in action he went first becoming a fire- then workng as a police- man. When the Dodgers left for California so did McEaohin. His timing was good' and when movies were integrated he was there. were hiring black he one of the ones they hired was DAN DAILEY STARS Another mad e-for-televislon mini-series that forms part of the Friday Night is and which stars Dan Dailey as he por- trays an American private eye who escapes from a small iso- lated South American prison where he has been held without trial for 25 years. Not only must he cope with a brand new civilization and all the technological advances made during the last quarter cent- but he is faced with a grown son he didn't even know existed. In addition to Dailey's long and accomplished movie and stage he starred in his own television series called Governor and day and is produced by Stanley Kallis and directed by Gary Nelson. Added to an already impres- sive lineup of films is Six Million Dollar star- ring Lee Majors as Steve Aus- a test pilot nearly kill- ed in a plane is recre- ated by means of cybernetic medical science with a super human body. With incredible powers of sight and he is given special governmental assignments where only one man a very special man with special skills can suc- ceed. COMES LONG WAY For country boy Lee Majors it's a long way from sipping moonshine out of a mason jar to drinking margaritas and reminiscing about sipping moonshine out of a mason jar. He was broke when he hit Hollywood but in nine years he made a hit in seven series as well as working in motion pic- tures. He's lost the brashness that characterized his early years and is considered to be a great drawing card for any series of show that be plays in. His per- sonal life he keeps to himself preferring to go huntin' and playing g o 1 he considers leading the good life. Some of the series be lias starred in are Big Val- Men From and then His film interests have managed to put him to work beside Charl- ton Heston in Liberation of L. B. Ballad of Andy and of R.W.Y. UPHOLSTERING PHONE 328-5257 ANYTIME ;