|The Old Man Who Cried Wolf|
|Written by||Luther Davis|
|Directed by||Walter Grauman|
|Starring||Edward G. Robinson|
|Music by||Robert Drasnin|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer||Aaron Spelling|
|Cinematography||Arch R. Dalzell|
|Running time||73 minutes|
|Production company||Aaron Spelling Productions|
|Original release||October 13, 1970|
The Old Man Who Cried Wolf is a 1970 American made-for-television thriller film directed by Walter Grauman and starring Edward G. Robinson, Martin Balsam and Diane Baker. It originally aired as the ABC Movie of the Week on October 13, 1970.
Robinson portrays an elderly man who witnesses the murder of a friend.
Robinson described it as "a most rewarding experience, one which I thoroughly enjoyed". Writer Luther Davis adapted the movie from a story by Arnold Horwitt.
The film was very well received by critics. Robinson's performance was critically acclaimed and was suggested for awards. It was the seventh most-watched primetime program in the United States for the week upon its debut.
The Hollywood Reporter called Robinson's performance "strong and moving".
The Los Angeles Times said Robinson's performance was "filled with skill and nuance" but the film "broke your heart by being a cop out of what it might have been."