The Brass Ring is one of the first American films produced expressly for cable TV. Dina Merrill heads the cast, as an emotionally disturbed wife and mother. Desperately in need of treatment, Merrill refuses to heed the warnings of her family and doctor, leading to dire consequences. Sylvia Sidney and April Lerman also appear. Listed in many sources as a 1983 production, The Brass Ring wasn't shown on the Showtime Cable Network until February 2, 1985.