Alexander (1973)

Run Time - 46 min.  |  
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Red Buttons stars in this TV comedy drama as Alexander, a retired circus clown. The kids in Alexander's neighborhood love the old fellow because he is always friendly, always fun, and chock-full of exciting and amusing "tall tales." Ultimately, the youngsters (among them an 11-year-old Jodie Foster) get to prove their devotion to Alexander by saving his rundown home from being condemned. Alexander originally aired as the final entry of ABC Afterschool Special's first season.