Adams of Eagle Lake

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Adams of Eagle Lake
Genre Drama
Created by Lane Slate
Written by Jonathan Daly
John Michael Hayes
Lane Slate
Charles Stewart
Directed by Lawrence Dobkin
Walter Grauman
Jud Taylor
Starring Andy Griffith
Abby Dalton
Nick Nolte
Composer(s) Jerry Goldsmith
Harry V. Lojewski
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 2
Production
Executive producer(s) Richard O. Linke
Producer(s) Walter Grauman
Burt Nodella
Charles Stewart
Location(s) Big Bear Lake, California
Fawnskin, California
Cinematography Robert B. Hauser
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Andy Griffith Enterprises
Distributor American Broadcasting Company
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Picture format Color
Audio format Monoaural

Adams of Eagle Lake is an American hour-long police series that aired on ABC in 1975. Andy Griffith starred as Sheriff Sam Adams and the episodes presented his attempts to maintain the law in a small resort town.[1] Despite a strong cast, including veteran TV actress Abby Dalton, the show lasted for only two episodes.

Background[edit]

In 1974, Griffith starred in Winter Kill, a 1974 television movie that was intended as a series pilot. When it failed to sell, the main character of Sheriff Sam McNeill was renamed and used as the lead character in Adams of Eagle Lake.[2]

Cast and characters[edit]

Episodes[edit]

  1. "Home is the Coward" (January 10, 1975)
  2. "Treasure Chest Murder" (February 26, 1975)

DVD rights to Adams of Eagle Lake are owned by 20th Century Fox, but no DVD has been released.

Later version[edit]

In 1977, Griffith appeared in two additional television movies (The Girl in the Empty Grave and Deadly Game), both attempts to make use again of the same concept. Griffith's character was now named Sheriff Abel Marsh, but he was still a lawman in a small town near a lake. Both movies were filmed in Big Bear Lake, California.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Terrace, Vincent (2009). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2007 (Volume 1). Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-3305-6.
  2. ^ Marill, Alvin H. (1980). Movies Made for Television. Westport, Connecticut: Arlington House Publishers. ISBN 0-87000-451-4.

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