Hallmark Hall Of Fame - Season 31

Sunday 9:00 PM on CBS Premiered Dec 01, 1951 In Season




Episode Guide

  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
    Adaptation of the classic novel by Victor Hugo. Quasimodo, the malformed bell-ringer of 15th-century Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral, is moved to tears by the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda, when she gives him water and a little pity after he is publicly flogged. But others too are enamored of Esmeralda: in particular, the self-righteous archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, who is not above kidnapping and murder to satisfy his lust.moreless
  • The Marva Collins Story
    In 1975, after 14 frustrating years teaching in public schools, Marva Collins opened the Westside Preparatory School — in her own home — on Chicago's depressed West Side. Hoping to create an educational environment where the basics came first (and frivolity was banished altogether), Collins faced problems from the outset: low enrollment, high bills, bureaucratic snafus, and, most daunting, the skepticism of her charges' parents. This presentation recounts the story of the school's trying first year, and along the way, profiles a singular teacher who tempers old-fashioned strictness with praise, patience, and inspiration.moreless