1971 was a key year for Hamel personally, too. She married stage actor Michael Irving (seen below several years later in one of his recurring appearances on Lou Grant.)
Far less tony was the cheapjack TV-movie Ski-Lift to Death (1978), which starred another model-turned-(almost) actress Deborah Raffin. Don Johnson and Charles Frank were the male eye candy in this one. At least Gail Strickland, who'd also been in The Gathering, was on-hand as well so that Hamel wasn't the only one going from the top to the bottom.
Allen had enjoyed tremendous success with The Poseidon Adventure (1972) and The Towering Inferno (1974), but was beginning to wear thin by the end of the '70s. That didn't stop him, even slow him, as he continued to churn out films about any number of calamities. (Some of his TV-movies in this period include the creatively-titled Flood! In 1976 and Fire! In 1977.)
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure, with none of the original cast involved and not faithful to the novel written by Paul Gallico, who'd also penned the source novel for The Poseidon Adventure, but had augmented his own plot line in the second book to match the successful movie!
Also on the ship is a shifty-doctor played by Telly Savalas, the man whose TV series Kojak provided Hamel's first real acting gig. They share a connection in the (absurd) storyline. Even in this utter tripe, Miss Hamel not only looked gorgeous (it probably helps rather than hurts that her hair was damp instead of styled in the manner of the era), but manages to convey some compelling characterization.
When Time Ran Out... Paul Newman, Jacqueline Bisset and William Holden were the top-billed stars here. Hamel played the luminous wife of devious developer James Franciscus, who has built a luxury resort within (lava) spitting distance of an active volcano!