SAVAGE (TV) (1973 USA)
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Directed by Steven Spielberg
Starring: Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Will Geer
Genres: Drama, Thriller, TV Pilot
75 minutes | Full screen | Color | English
The made-for-TV Savage is worth seeing today as an example of early Steven Spielberg. Martin Landau stars as Paul Savage, a TV investigative reporter. In possession of a photograph that might destroy the career of a Supreme Court nominee, Savage finds himself the target of scrutiny from all sorts of shady types. Barbara Bain, then Mrs. Landau, costars as Savage's producer. Originally titled Watch Dog, Savage was the pilot for a potential TV series. Despite high network enthusiasm, the project never went any farther than its March 31, 1973 telecast.