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William Holden as SOTM April 2018

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On ‎2‎/‎13‎/‎2018 at 5:25 PM, TopBilled said:

Schedule's up, and yes he is the Star of the Month in April (so I have edited the title of the thread).

Here's the lineup:

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Monday the 2nd of April
GOLDEN BOY with Barbara Stanwyck
EXECUTIVE SUITE with June Allyson
OUR TOWN with Martha Scott
DEAR RUTH with Joan Caulfield
THE FLEET’S IN with Dorothy Lamour
MISS GRANT TAKES RICHMOND with Lucille Ball

Tuesday the 3rd of April
INVISIBLE STRIPES with George Raft

Monday the 9th of April
SUNSET BOULEVARD with Gloria Swanson
STALAG 17 with Don Taylor
THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI with Alec Guinness
TOWARD THE UNKNOWN with Lloyd Nolan
FORCE OF ARMS with Nancy Olson

Tuesday the 10th of April
BOOTS MALONE with Stanley Clements

Monday the 16th of April
THE MOON IS BLUE with David Niven
THE WORLD OF SUZIE WONG with Nancy Kwan
LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING with Jennifer Jones
APARTMENT FOR PEGGY with Jeanne Crain
FATHER IS A BACHELOR with Coleen Gray

Monday the 23rd of April
THE HORSE SOLDIERS with John Wayne
ARIZONA with Jean Arthur
THE WILD BUNCH with Robert Ryan
WILD ROVERS with Ryan O’Neal
THE MAN FROM COLORADO with Glenn Ford

Tuesday the 24th of April
ESCAPE FROM FORT BRAVO with Eleanor Parker
ALVAREZ KELLY with Richard Widmark
RACHEL AND THE STRANGER with Loretta Young
TEXAS with Glenn Ford

Monday the 30th of April
BORN YESTERDAY with Judy Holliday
PICNIC with Kim Novak
NETWORK with Faye Dunaway
S.O.B. with Julie Andrews
THE EARTHLING with Ricky Schroder

No DAMIEN: OMEN II?

Am glad that BORN YESTERDAY, S.O.B. and SUNSET BOULEVARD are included in the lineup though.

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22 hours ago, Bethluvsfilms said:

No DAMIEN: OMEN II?

Am glad that BORN YESTERDAY, S.O.B. and SUNSET BOULEVARD are included in the lineup though.

Yes, Bill Holden and Lee Grant are really the main reasons to watch DAMIEN:  OMEN II.

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On 2/18/2018 at 12:42 PM, ChristineHoard said:

Yes, Bill Holden and Lee Grant are really the main reasons to watch DAMIEN:  OMEN II.

I don't think I've ever seen any of the OMEN movies.

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I was looking at Holden's credits on the IMDb and unlike a lot of stars from his generation, he mostly stayed away from television productions. I see a 1973 miniseries called 'The Blue Knight.' It's a four-hour telling of a Joseph Wambaugh novel where he plays the main character. It probably had a budget equal to a feature film and thus was able to afford him.

In 1976 he starred in 21 HOURS AT MUNICH a production that was released outside the U.S. as a feature film but shown in the U.S. as a TV movie.

His other TV appearances were back in 1955-- where he played himself in two scenes of I Love Lucy and a cameo he did on an episode of Lux Video Theatre. He was one of those rare stars who didn't need to do television and didn't choose to retire.

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1 hour ago, TopBilled said:

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I was looking at Holden's credits on the IMDb and unlike a lot of stars from his generation, he mostly stayed away from television productions. I see a 1973 miniseries called 'The Blue Knight.' It's a four-hour telling of a Joseph Wambaugh novel where he plays the main character. It probably had a budget equal to a feature film and thus was able to afford him.

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In 1976 he starred in 21 HOURS AT MUNICH a production that was released outside the U.S. as a feature film but shown in the U.S. as a TV movie.

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His other TV appearances were back in 1955-- where he played himself in two scenes of I Love Lucy and a cameo he did on an episode of Lux Video Theatre. He was one of those rare stars who didn't need to do television and didn't choose to retire.

It should be noted he won an Emmy for The Blue Knight. (The Blue Knight also featured a pre Rockford Files Joe Santos.) You're right about Holden not doing much television, though. In fact, I can't think of many other stars of his generation who didn't do much television.

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21 minutes ago, jinsinna13 said:

It should be noted he won an Emmy for The Blue Knight. (The Blue Knight also featured a pre Rockford Files Joe Santos.) You're right about Holden not doing much television, though. In fact, I can't think of many other stars of his generation who didn't do much television.

William Powell did no television, not even a cameo or a walk-on playing himself. Usually if they didn't do television, it's because they were financially well off and wanted to retire from the screen. If they wanted to keep working and especially if they needed the money, they went into television after their movie careers faded. But in Holden's case, he did not retire and he did not really do television. Probably because his movie career never went into decline. He was one of the few.

My guess is that if he had lived longer, he might have ended up taking more TV roles in the 80s and 90s. And I'd like to think he would have done a Private Screenings with Robert Osborne for TCM if he had lived long enough.

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7 hours ago, TopBilled said:

I don't think I've ever seen any of the OMEN movies.

I'm surprised especially considering our mutual admiration for talented actors and we have Holden and Lee Grant for OMEN II and Gregory Peck and Lee Remick in the original OMEN which is the best in the series.  The acting is good and there are some decent chills.

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13 minutes ago, ChristineHoard said:

I'm surprised especially considering our mutual admiration for talented actors and we have Holden and Lee Grant for OMEN II and Gregory Peck and Lee Remick in the original OMEN which is the best in the series.  The acting is good and there are some decent chills.

Thanks. I'll have to make sure to check them out.

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The schedule for May 2018 is now available. There are two more William Holden films that air in the early hours of May 1st, which I assume are still part of his tribute. I've added them to the list.

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Always wonderful to see Holden.  I have to take issue with a remark Ben's guest, Holden's partner Stefanie Powers, made about Jean Arthur, who played opposite Holden in "Arizona".  She said about Arthur, "I don't think she had a very good end, poor thing."  Talk about catty! 

In fact, Arthur had a very good ending of her career, on high notes, first realizing her dream role as Peter Pan, which was a Broadway hit, then in Shane.  She had a TV series in the 60s that didn't work, but that was a minor blip.  Personally, she didn't like Hollywood, opting for teaching back east, then her pretty house in the paradise of Carmel, California.  She wasn't social but not a recluse, either, and did what she wanted. I think she and Mary Martin, the next Peter Pan, were close. Of course there was her stage fright, which wrecked productions, and her proto-PETA animal antics, but that's how she was.  She made 90.  Not a "very good end"?  Nonsense!  She just did it her way.

Of course Ben couldn't take issue with Powers on the air, but Powers should not get away with that nasty remark unchallenged.

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13 minutes ago, JacksFlix said:

Always wonderful to see Holden.  I have to take issue with a remark Ben's guest, Holden's partner Stefanie Powers, made about Jean Arthur, who played opposite Holden in "Arizona".  She said about Arthur, "I don't think she had a very good end, poor thing."  Talk about catty! 

In fact, Arthur had a very good ending of her career, on high notes, first realizing her dream role as Peter Pan, which was a Broadway hit, then in Shane.  She had a TV series in the 60s that didn't work, but that was a minor blip.  Personally, she didn't like Hollywood, opting for teaching back east, then her pretty house in the paradise of Carmel, California.  She wasn't social but not a recluse, either, and did what she wanted. I think she and Mary Martin, the next Peter Pan, were close. Of course there was her stage fright, which wrecked productions, and her proto-PETA animal antics, but that's how she was.  She made 90.  Not a "very good end"?  Nonsense!  She just did it her way.

Of course Ben couldn't take issue with Powers on the air, but Powers should not get away with that nasty remark unchallenged.

Sounds like Powers was a bit misinformed about Jean Arthur. But I would hardly call her vicious. 

Jean Arthur turned in a very good late career performance in a 1965 episode of Gunsmoke. But of course her best work was in those films of the late 30s and early 40s.

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1 hour ago, TopBilled said:

Sounds like Powers was a bit misinformed about Jean Arthur. But I would hardly call her vicious. 

Jean Arthur turned in a very good late career performance in a 1965 episode of Gunsmoke. But of course her best work was in those films of the late 30s and early 40s.

I'm willing to give Powers the benefit of the doubt that she was uninformed instead of assuming she was being catty and borderline mean.

It is my understanding Arthur lived her later,  post movie career, as she wanted to, with little to no regrets.

 

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