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Sterling Hayden May 2015 Star of the Month


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I noticed on the imdb that Sterling Hayden is credited with the novel for which a German 1984 production is based titled, Der Havarist.

Does anyone know anything about this one?

I have read two books by Hayden: his autobiography The Wanderer and Voyage.

Hayden's trip with his children on his schooner to Tahiti (the main subject in The Wanderer) was supposed to be the subject of a documentary that he was making but to my knowledge it was never completed.

Also, without going back over the schedule is The Asphalt Jungle playing?

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I noticed on the imdb that Sterling Hayden is credited with the novel for which a German 1984 production is based titled, Der Havarist.

Does anyone know anything about this one?

I have read two books by Hayden: his autobiography The Wanderer and Voyage.

Hayden's trip with his children on his schooner to Tahiti (the main subject in The Wanderer) was supposed to be the subject of a documentary that he was making but to my knowledge it was never completed.

Also, without going back over the schedule is The Asphalt Jungle playing?

Yes, THE ASPHALT JUNGLE is airing on the first evening. I created a thread with screen shots over on the Star of the Month sub-forum:

 

http://forums.tcm.com/index.php?/topic/52084-sterling-hayden-as-sotm-may-2015/

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"Voyage" is an absolutely terrific novel I read many years ago.  A great novel of the sea by Hayden.  I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great read.  Hayden was such an interesting man, author, and actor.  I would have loved to have met him.

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"Voyage" is an absolutely terrific novel I read many years ago.  A great novel of the sea by Hayden.  I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great read.  Hayden was such an interesting man, author, and actor.  I would have loved to have met him.

 

I remember seeing Hayden on Johnny Carson and he was a hoot.   He had long hair and beard and looked like a hippy.   At first it was hard for me to believe this was the actor I was so fond of..  But the guy was as sharp as a tack and very entertaining.      

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The real question is will The Killing be shown? This an almost totally firgotten treat by Kubrick.

 

I would almost suggest holding a few TCM personnel hostage so that they don't pull this off the schedule at the last minute.  It's almost (if not quite) on the level of The Asphalt Jungle, and you'll never forget either the ending or the character played by Timothy Carey.

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I would almost suggest holding a few TCM personnel hostage so that they don't pull this off the schedule at the last minute. It's almost (if not quite) on the level of The Asphalt Jungle, and you'll never forget either the ending or the character played by Timothy Carey.

So you mean it is scheduled?

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I have a local anecdote about Hayden from 1981.  He was slumming a bit, doing a picture in Toronto called Gas.  During the shoot he was arrested and charged with the possession of dope - hashish I believe.  Anyway, flash forward.  The movie is finished.  Hayden has to return to Toronto for a court date.  

According to the papers the Judge said that the court recognizes Mr. Hayden to be an extraordinary person and therefore he was dismissed of all charges!  I thought that was incredible.  Finally someone with a little sense and decency.

I think Hayden had explained that he used hashish to keep his alcoholism at bay.

Another short anecdote is that apparently Hayden had just taken a big draw from his hash pipe before the scene where he opens the door of his squad car in The Godfather and steps out to break Al Pacino's jaw.  I can't recall where I read that one.

Sorry if I muddled things up by not putting this topic in the proper Stars of the Month thread.  I'm fairly new still.

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I have a local anecdote about Hayden from 1981.  He was slumming a bit, doing a picture in Toronto called Gas.  During the shoot he was arrested and charged with the possession of dope - hashish I believe.  Anyway, flash forward.  The movie is finished.  Hayden has to return to Toronto for a court date.  

According to the papers the Judge said that the court recognizes Mr. Hayden to be an extraordinary person and therefore he was dismissed of all charges!  I thought that was incredible.  Finally someone with a little sense and decency.

I think Hayden had explained that he used hashish to keep his alcoholism at bay.

Another short anecdote is that apparently Hayden had just taken a big draw from his hash pipe before the scene where he opens the door of his squad car in The Godfather and steps out to break Al Pacino's jaw.  I can't recall where I read that one.

Sorry if I muddled things up by not putting this topic in the proper Stars of the Month thread.  I'm fairly new still.

No worries. Thanks for sharing the anecdotes!

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So you mean [The Killing] is scheduled?

 

As of now, it's scheduled for Prime Time on May 6th.  Here's the complete Hayden lineup for that evening:

 

8:00 PM Killing, The (1956)  

A team of specialists plots a daring racetrack robbery, but they don't reckon with human frailty.

DirStanley Kubrick CastSterling Hayden , Coleen Gray , Vince Edwards .

BW-84 mins, CC,

9:45 PM Asphalt Jungle, The (1950)  

A gang of small time crooks plots an elaborate jewel heist.

DirJohn Huston CastSterling Hayden , Louis Calhern , Jean Hagen .

BW-112 mins, CC,

11:45 PM Crime Wave (1954)  

A reformed parolee is caught in the middle when a wounded former cellmate seeks him out for shelter.

DirAndre DeToth CastSterling Hayden , Gene Nelson , Phyllis Kirk .

BW-74 mins, CC,

1:15 AM Suddenly (1954)  

Gunmen take over a suburban home to plot a presidential assassination.

DirLewis Allen CastFrank Sinatra , Sterling Hayden , James Gleason .

BW-77 mins, CC,

2:45 AM Crime Of Passion (1957)  

An executive's wife barters sex for her husband's business success.

DirGerd Oswald CastBarbara Stanwyck , Sterling Hayden , Raymond Burr .

BW-86 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

4:15 AM Five Steps To Danger (1957)  

A couple attempts to keep important secrets from Communist spies.

DirHenry S. Kesler CastRuth Roman , Sterling Hayden , Werner Klemperer .

BW-80 mins, CC,

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Cool.  I'm really appreciating the way that TCM has been highlighting some performers who may not be as well-remembered as their contemporaries, haven't gotten their just due,  or who many people know mainly from one or two performances.  I'm glad that Sterling Hayden is getting his month of films to analyze and contextualize and enjoy.  I'm really looking forward to Crime of Passion; I've never seen it.  

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As of now, it's scheduled for Prime Time on May 6th.  Here's the complete Hayden lineup for that evening:

 

8:00 PM Killing, The (1956)  

A team of specialists plots a daring racetrack robbery, but they don't reckon with human frailty.

DirStanley Kubrick CastSterling Hayden , Coleen Gray , Vince Edwards .

BW-84 mins, CC,

9:45 PM Asphalt Jungle, The (1950)  

A gang of small time crooks plots an elaborate jewel heist.

DirJohn Huston CastSterling Hayden , Louis Calhern , Jean Hagen .

BW-112 mins, CC,

11:45 PM Crime Wave (1954)  

A reformed parolee is caught in the middle when a wounded former cellmate seeks him out for shelter.

DirAndre DeToth CastSterling Hayden , Gene Nelson , Phyllis Kirk .

BW-74 mins, CC,

1:15 AM Suddenly (1954)  

Gunmen take over a suburban home to plot a presidential assassination.

DirLewis Allen CastFrank Sinatra , Sterling Hayden , James Gleason .

BW-77 mins, CC,

2:45 AM Crime Of Passion (1957)  

An executive's wife barters sex for her husband's business success.

DirGerd Oswald CastBarbara Stanwyck , Sterling Hayden , Raymond Burr .

BW-86 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

4:15 AM Five Steps To Danger (1957)  

A couple attempts to keep important secrets from Communist spies.

DirHenry S. Kesler CastRuth Roman , Sterling Hayden , Werner Klemperer .

BW-80 mins, CC,

 

 

What a great lineup that night...........

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The May 6 lineup is incredible. The Killing and The Asphalt Jungle are about as good as it gets, and Crime Wave is not to be missed, either. The first half hour and the ending, in particular, are sensationally directed by Andre de Toth. Timothy Carey makes an unforgettable appearance in that film, too. Imagine your wife being held hostage by Timothy Carey. That is a serious noir nightmare.

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The May 6 lineup is incredible. The Killing and The Asphalt Jungle are about as good as it gets, and Crime Wave is not to be missed, either. The first half hour and the ending, in particular, are sensationally directed by Andre de Toth. Timothy Carey makes an unforgettable appearance in that film, too. Imagine your wife being held hostage by Timothy Carey. That is a serious noir nightmare.

Hayden made great films across a variety of genres.

 

His western pictures are quite good. JOHNNY GUITAR is a surrealist masterpiece and rates in the top 25 American films by the editors of Cahiers du Cinema.

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The May 6 lineup is incredible. The Killing and The Asphalt Jungle are about as good as it gets, and Crime Wave is not to be missed, either. The first half hour and the ending, in particular, are sensationally directed by Andre de Toth. Timothy Carey makes an unforgettable appearance in that film, too. Imagine your wife being held hostage by Timothy Carey. That is a serious noir nightmare.

THE KILLING is not shown frequently enough. THE ASPHALT JUNGLE is shown TOO frequently.

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The May 6 lineup is incredible. The Killing and The Asphalt Jungle are about as good as it gets, and Crime Wave is not to be missed, either. The first half hour and the ending, in particular, are sensationally directed by Andre de Toth. Timothy Carey makes an unforgettable appearance in that film, too. Imagine your wife being held hostage by Timothy Carey. That is a serious noir nightmare.

Yes yes yes, "Crime Wave" is excellent. I wouldnt mind seeing a de Toth retrospective on TCM.

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I was in a second hand bookstore last week and saw a $5 DVD of "Asphalt Jungle." As tempting as it was to pick it up, i did not because I knew it would not be long before it was on tcm again.

I was in a Big Lots store a few years ago in Arizona-- I never shopped there but went inside one day with a friend for a few minutes. They had a bargain bin with classic films for $1. A lot of the films were bad public domain copies. But as I started to dig through the bin, I found a legitimate copy of THE PRIDE OF THE YANKEES and THE PETRIFIED FOREST, both for a buck. I bought them and still have them. That's the best deal I have ever found on a classic film, marked down.

 

When I think of all the other films where I spent upwards of $25 to $40 for a single film, it makes those two $1 bargains all that sweeter! TCM can run PRIDE OF THE YANKEES and PETRIFIED FOREST till the cows come home, but I will always be glad I have my own official copies at such a great price. If only all classic films were sold at $1, wouldn't that be wonderful! :)

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I was in a Big Lots store a few years ago in Arizona-- I never shopped there but went inside one day with a friend for a few minutes. They had a bargain bin with classic films for $1. A lot of the films were bad public domain copies. But as I started to dig through the bin, I found a legitimate copy of THE PRIDE OF THE YANKEES and THE PETRIFIED FOREST, both for a buck. I bought them and still have them. That's the best deal I have ever found on a classic film, marked down.

 

When I think of all the other films where I spent upwards of $25 to $40 for a single film, it makes those two $1 bargains all that sweeter! TCM can run PRIDE OF THE YANKEES and PETRIFIED FOREST till the cows come home, but I will always be glad I have my own official copies at such a great price. If only all classic films were sold at $1, wouldn't that be wonderful! :)

 

Of course as we all know, anything that runs on TCM can be bought for a little more than a quarter. :)

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The May 6 lineup is incredible. The Killing and The Asphalt Jungle are about as good as it gets, and Crime Wave is not to be missed, either. The first half hour and the ending, in particular, are sensationally directed by Andre de Toth. Timothy Carey makes an unforgettable appearance in that film, too. Imagine your wife being held hostage by Timothy Carey. That is a serious noir nightmare.

 

Hayden's cop character in Crime Wave is one of his best performances.  Kind of reminds me in a way of the library cop in Seinfeld, except of course for the ending!

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