Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Tuesday's Overlooked TV-Movie: Poor Devil


Sorry for missing a post yesterday, but I took the day off with my family for a recent tradition. On Columbus Day, we go to our local pumpkin patch and pick our Halloween pumpkins for the year. The kids also took a hayride, walked through a corn maze, and then we all went to lunch afterwards. A great time was had by all!

But now it's time to get back to business with this week's Tuesday's Overlooked--the TV-movie Poor Devil.

The devil in question is played by Sammy Davis Jr, who is trying to get in good with his boss Lucifer (played by Christopher Lee) by attempting to corrupt the soul of a straight-laced accountant played by Jack Klugman. The film was meant to be a pilot for an ongoing sitcom, but lack of interest killed the project. Davis was no stranger to devilish goings-on, as he was briefly involved with an L.A. satanist cult. Weird, but true. Read about it here.

And right here is where you can check out the entire film. Thanks!


4 comments:

Caffeinated Joe said...

Weird stuff - in front of and behind the camera, apparently! I remember Sammy as Brian's father on General Hospital in the 80s!

Phillyradiogeek said...

Born of a Catholic mother, Protestant father, converted to Judaism, and was briefly a satanist. He covered almost all the bases!

FilmFather said...

Sammy Davis Jr., Christopher Lee, AND Adam West? Yes, please!

Phillyradiogeek said...

FF: it's yours for the asking!

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