December 05, 1977 12:00 PM

ABC (7 p.m. ET)

Karl Maiden and Ricardo Montalban take a break from plugging traveler’s checks and automobiles to embark on another adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s masterwork. Lionel Barrymore and Spencer Tracy they’re not, and that 1937 classic (which also featured both Freddie Bartholomew and Mickey Rooney) shows up on the late show often enough to invite invidious comparisons.

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