Wonder Woman (1974 film)

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Wonder Woman
Distributed by ABC (TV)
Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Directed by Vincent McEveety
Written by John D. F. Black
Starring Cathy Lee Crosby
Country United States
Language English
Release date March 12, 1974 (1974-03-12)
Running time 75 minutes

Wonder Woman is a 1974 television film loosely based on the DC Comics character of the same name, directed by Vincent McEveety and starring Cathy Lee Crosby. The film was a pilot for an intended television series, being considered by ABC. Ratings were described as "respectable but not exactly wondrous," and ABC did not pick up the pilot.[1] Instead, Warner Brothers and ABC developed a different Wonder Woman television concept much more faithful to the character created by William Moulton Marston, which premiered as a TV movie in 1975 and starred Lynda Carter. Crosby would later claim that she was offered the chance to reprise the role in that series.[2]

Cathy Lee Crosby in the first Wonder Woman film.


This version of Wonder Woman (Cathy Lee Crosby) did not wear the comic book costume including the tiara trademark and her "secret identity" of Diana Prince was not all that secret. The film follows Wonder Woman, assistant to government agent Steve Trevor (Kaz Garas) as she pursues a villain named Abner Smith (Ricardo Montalban) who has stolen a set of code books containing classified information about U.S. government field agents.


Home Media[edit]

Warner Home Video released the TV film to DVD in 2012 through Amazon.com and their Warner Archive collection.[3][4]


  1. ^ Shales, Tom (1975-11-07). "Wonder Woman Tries Comeback". The Washington Post. 
  2. ^ Joby, Tom (1980-05-12). "Cathy Crosby turns down 'Wonder Woman' offer". Associated Press. 
  3. ^ http://shop.warnerarchive.com/product/wonder+woman+1974+1000375453.do?sortby=ourPicks&from=Search
  4. ^ http://www.amazon.com/Wonder-Woman-TV-Movie-Pilot/dp/B00AKK6LM6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1357971613&sr=8-1&keywords=wonder+woman+cathy+lee+crosby

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