Television: The New B Movies

It may be that 1974 will enter such television annals as there are as the year made-for-TV movies came of age. Already, three of them have imposed themselves with unusual if mixed force on audience and industry decision makers alike. The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, which used a fictional character to dramatize a huge chunk of black history, has been the season's critical success. A Case of Rape attracted a record-breaking audience for a realistic, if dramatically ill-resolved, study of the one crime in which the victim can almost count on being further punished by the legal system. Finally, with...

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