After watching a rather horrendous 1973 TV version of Double Indemnity (Lee J. Cobb was pretty good in the Barton Keyes role; the rest were zombies), I came here to ask for a list of other theatrical films with television remakes, only to discover that a thread regarding remakes in general is running on page 1 as we speak.
With all due respect to that poster and his thread, I ask that he understand my reasoning for starting this one. It was not done to step on his toes.
I wish to exclude from this list any TV versions of classic stories that may have had previous film versions (Shakespeare, Biblical stories, etc.), since it can be said the TV movies were reinterpretations of the print source, not necessarily remakes of the film.
The TV DI is simply an edited and sometimes updated version of Wilder and Chandler’s screenplay, and not a reinterpretation of Cain’s novella.
I also wish to exclude any TV shows based on films (MAS*H, Stargate, etc.). Just telefims, please.
So, the list includes, so far:
Double Indemnity (1944 film)
Double Indemnity (1973 TV movie)