The Name of the Game - Netflix
"The Name of the Game" was actually three series under one title. It rotated among three characters working at Howard Publications, a large magazine publishing company—Jeffrey "Jeff" Dillon, a crusading reporter with People magazine (before there was a real-life People magazine); Glenn Howard, the sophisticated, well-connected publisher; and Daniel "Dan" Farrell, the editor of Crime magazine. Serving as a common connection was Peggy Maxwell, the editorial assistant for each.
Runtime: 90 minutes
The Name of the Game - Fame Is the Name of the Game - Netflix
Fame Is the Name of the Game (1966) is an American TV-movie that aired on NBC and served as the pilot episode of the subsequent series The Name of the Game. It was directed by Stuart Rosenberg. It was produced by Ranald MacDougall, who also wrote the teleplay, from the novel One Woman by Tiffany Thayer. The film stars Anthony Franciosa as investigative journalist Jeff Dillon. It also presents the screen debut of 20-year-old Susan Saint James as Peggy Chan, Dillon's new editorial assistant. (In the series, St. James's character is renamed Peggy Maxwell, and she is the research assistant to all three of the rotating lead characters.) In the film, Jeff Dillon writes for Fame magazine, a publication of Janus Enterprises, and Glenn Howard (George Macready) is just the managing editor. In the subsequent series, Dillon writes for People magazine, a division of Howard Publications, and Glenn Howard (Gene Barry) is head of the whole company. The telefilm also features Jill St. John, Jack Klugman, and Robert Duvall.
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