Picks and Pans Review: A Private Battle

updated 07/25/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/25/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

CBS (9-11 p.m. ET)

Character actor Jack Warden gives a strong, compelling performance as writer Cornelius (The Longest Day) Ryan, who struggled against advanced cancer of the prostate to finish the last of his World War II books, A Bridge Too Far. Regrettably, uneven direction and dialogue make this made-for-TV movie maudlin. (Repeat)


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