The Brotherhood of the Bell (1970) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Brotherhood of the Bell (1970)

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Glenn Ford plays a man who joins a mysterious fraternity, "The Brotherhood of the Bell", while in college. Upon attaining wealth and prominence, Ford discovers that the Brotherhood has been keeping tabs on him, and expects certain favors from him in the private sector. It dawns on Ford that the Bell is a sinister, subversive organization bent on world domination. When he tries to bring this to the attention of the public on a TV program hosted by a "gonzo" talkshow star (William Conrad), he is mocked and humiliated. Realizing that the Brotherhood of the Bell is too big and powerful to be defeated by conventional methods, Ford attempts to take on the organization in his own way. The Brotherhood of the Bell was previously presented as a "live" hourlong television drama in the 1950s.

Cast

Glenn Ford
as Prof. Andrew Patterson
William Conrad
as Bart Harris
Rosemary Forsyth
as Vivian Patterson
Dean Jagger
as Chad Harmon
Maurice Evans
as Harry Masters
William Smithers
as Jerry Fielder
Will Geer
as Mike Patterson
Eduard Franz
as Dr. Konstantin Horvathy
Robert Pine
as Philip Dunning
Logan Field
as Thaddeus Burns
Lisabeth Hush
as Betty Fielder
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Audience Reviews for The Brotherhood of the Bell

The sets may be dated but the idea of a secret society pulling the strings isn't.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

A secret society influences the culture in hidden ways, electing who they want, building empires where and when they want, or destroying peoples lives should it suit their purpose, as one member finds out when he disagrees with that society's mandates and tries to get out of it. A strong cast and production team complement this little known effort. Look particularly for the scenes where a man is character assassinated on a popular television show led by interestingly casted William Conrad.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

classic paranoia thriller with a strong cast...movie moves briskly as the tension and mystery builds..only complaint is the movie ends too soon and there is no resolution to the story...it does leave you hanging a bit and wanting more..

alan jay
alan jay

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