|Diana Muldaur in The Other.|
Her two following films, Number One and The Lawyer were not that memorable. In Number One she played the mistress of an aging quarterback (Charlton Heston). In The Lawyer she played the wife of Tony Petrocelli (Barry Newman). Ruth Petrocelli helped her husband with a big murder case, and that's about all she did. The Lawyer turned into a TV series, Petrocelli, but Diana wisely declined to be in it. She was replaced by Susan Howard.
In 1971, Diana's film career took turn for the better when she was offered the role of Katy in One More Train to Rob. This film, which also starred George Peppard and John Vernon, is known to be one of the greatest westerns of the seventies. Diana blossomed as Peppard's leading lady, and finally got to show her full capacity.
After One More Train to Rob, Diana was offered the role of Alexandra in Tom Tryon's The Other. The horror movie also starred Uta Hagen, Chris Udvarnoky, Martin Udvarnoky and John Ritter. It was Tom Tryon himself who picked Diana for the role, since she reminded him, physically, of his own mother.
In 1974, Diana became the leading lady of no other than John Wayne. McQ featured Wayne as a modern day police officer fighting drugs and corruption on the force. Eddie Albert and Colleen Dewhurst were also in the movie. It may not be one of Diana's greatest films, but it's still a must-watch.
After McQ, Diana played Alana in Chosen Survivors. The movie is about a group of people who are chosen by a computer to survive in a futuristic bomb shelter in order to continue the human race. Unfortunately, thousands of bloodthirsty vampire bats find their way into the shelter and start to kill the humans.
In 1977, Diana played Elaine in Beyond Reason. Elaine was the wife of a succesful psychiatrist (Telly Savalas) who lost his grip on reality. It's a very strange and very intense film. Some people love it, some people hate it. After this film, Diana decided to focus on television. She said:
"It's the people. That's why I've always loved television. I found the egos in film - I was always doing one or two films a year - were so gigantic and so boring. The talent was no greater at all."