Monday, August 19, 2013

DVR Alert - William Holden Day on TCM!

This Wednesday is William Holden Day on Turner Classic Movies. One of my favorite actors, I can never recall seeing Bill Holden in a movie where he wasn't terrific. Set your DVR's for the following (ET):

3:30 "Picnic" (1955). Parts may seem corny by today's standards, but Holden and Kim Novak dancing to Moonglow? Now that's hot stuff.

8:00 "Bridge on the River Kwai" (1957) Multiple Oscar winner and Holden is terrific. Alec Guiness was Best Actor and movie was Best Picture. It's a long movie, close to three hours, but once you start watching, you won't be able to stop. Great line: "My God. What have I done?"

11:00 "Born Yesterday" (1950) A classic comedy. Judy Holliday won Best Actress Oscar.

1:00 AM (Thurs morning) "The Wild Bunch" (1969) A classic western about outlaws who are seeing the 20th century encroaching on their way of life. Very violent.

Unfortunately, TCM's lineup does not include three of my favorite Holden movies, all directed by Billy Wilder: "Sunset Boulevard", "Stalag 17", and "Sabrina", but you won't be shortchanged by any of these four!

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