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TCM Star of the Month for April is William Holden
TCM Star of the month for April is William Holden. If he was still with us, he would be 100 years old on April 17th.
To commemorate his centennial year, TCM will show 34 films Mondays in April. His long-time girlfriend Stephanie Powers (Hart to Hart) will discuss 15 of his films with Ben Mankiewicz.
If you would like to see the movie previews just click any of the hyperlinked titles for the movie page with the video.
You can download the entire April TCM schedule below. (as soon as it is available)
Monday April 2
Golden Boy (1939)
A crooked promoter lures a young violinist to give up music for boxing.
BW- 99 mins, CC,
Executive Suite (1954)**
When a business magnate dies, his board of directors fights over who should run the company.
BW- 105 mins, CC,
Our Town (1940)
Small town lovers search for happiness.
Dir: Sam Wood Cast: Frank Craven , William Holden , Martha Scott .
BW- 89 mins, CC,
Dear Ruth (1947)
Dir: William D. Russell Cast: Joan Caulfield , William Holden , Mona Freeman .
BW- 95 mins,
Fleet’s In, The (1942)
Sailors bet on a shy shipmate’s ability to romance an aloof nightclub singer.
Dir: Victor Schertzinger Cast: Dorothy Lamour , William Holden , Eddie Bracken .
BW- 93 mins, CC,
Miss Grant Takes Richmond (1949)
An inept secretary goes to work for a bogus real estate firm thinking it’s for real.
Dir: Lloyd Bacon Cast: Lucille Ball , William Holden , Janis Carter .
BW- 88 mins, CC,
Invisible Stripes (1940)
On his release from prison, a crook tries to stop his brother from following in his footsteps.
Dir: Lloyd Bacon Cast: George Raft , Jane Bryan , William Holden .
BW- 81 mins, CC,
Monday April 9th
Sunset Boulevard (1950)**
A failed screenwriter falls into a mercenary romance with a faded silent-film star.
Dir: Billy Wilder Cast: William Holden , Gloria Swanson , Erich von Stroheim .
BW- 110 mins, CC,
Stalag 17 (1953)
A cynical serviceman in a World War II POW camp has to prove he’s not an informer.
Dir: Billy Wilder Cast: William Holden , Don Taylor , Otto Preminger .
BW- 120 mins, CC,
The Japanese Army forces World War II POWs to build a strategic bridge in Burma.
C- 161 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
Toward The Unknown (1956)
A dishonored pilot who is no longer allowed to fly attempts to clear his name.
Dir: Mervyn LeRoy Cast: William Holden , Lloyd Nolan , Virginia Leith .
C- 115 mins, CC,
Force of Arms (1951)
An Army sergeant romances a WAC in World War II Italy.
Dir: Michael Curtiz Cast: William Holden , Nancy Olson , Frank Lovejoy .
BW- 98 mins, CC,
Boots Malone (1952)
A broken-down sports agent tries to use a promising jockey as his ticket back to the top.
Dir: William Dieterle Cast: William Holden , Stanley Clements , Basil Ruysdael .
BW- 104 mins, CC,
Monday April 16
Moon Is Blue, The (1953)
Two womanizers fall for a woman determined to keep her virginity.
BW- 99 mins, CC,
World of Suzie Wong, The (1960)
A Hong Kong streetwalker tries modeling and falls for the artist who’s painting her.
Dir: Richard Quine Cast: William Holden , Nancy Kwan , Sylvia Syms .
C- 126 mins, CC,
A Eurasian doctor in Hong Kong falls in love with a war correspondent.
C- 102 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
Apartment for Peggy (1948)
A war veteran and his young wife attempt to adjust to the boom years of the late 1940s.
Dir: George Seaton Cast: Jeanne Crain , William Holden , Edmund Gwenn .
C- 96 mins, CC,
Father Is a Bachelor (1950)
Five orphans ‘adopt’ a loner and set out to find him a wife.
Dir: Norman Foster Cast: William Holden , Coleen Gray , Mary Jane Saunders .
BW- 84 mins, CC,
Monday April 23rd
Horse Soldiers, The (1959)
A Union cavalry officer leads his men on a vital mission behind Confederate lines.
C- 120 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
A tough pioneer woman needs a young man’s help in fighting land grabbers and finding love.
BW- 122 mins, CC,
Wild Bunch, The (1969)**
A group of aging cowboys look for one last score in a corrupt border town.
C- 145 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
Wild Rovers (1971)
An aging cowboy joins up with a beginner to rob banks.
Dir: Blake Edwards Cast: William Holden , Ryan O’Neal , Karl Malden .
C- 137 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
Man from Colorado, The (1948)
A Civil War veteran becomes a judge so he can take out his bitterness on the world.
C- 98 mins, CC,
Escape From Fort Bravo (1953)
The Civil War complicates the Cavalry’s battle against Indians.
C- 98 mins, CC,
Alvarez Kelly (1966)
A suave Mexican cattleman inadvertently gets involved in the Civil War.
Dir: Edward Dmytryk Cast: William Holden , Richard Widmark , Janice Rule .
C- 110 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
Rachel and the Stranger (1948)**
A mail-order bride finds herself attracted to a handsome drifter.
BW- 79 mins, CC,
Friendly cowhands end up on opposite sides of the law.
BW- 93 mins,
Monday April 30th
Born Yesterday (1950)**
A newspaper reporter takes on the task of educating a crooked businessman’s girlfriend.
Dir: George Cukor Cast: Judy Holliday , Broderick Crawford , William Holden .
BW- 102 mins, CC,
A handsome drifter ignites passions at a small-town Labor Day picnic.
Dir: Joshua Logan Cast: William Holden , Kim Novak , Betty Field .
C- 113 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
Television programmers turn a deranged news anchor into ‘the mad prophet of the airwaves.’
Dir: Sidney Lumet Cast: Faye Dunaway , William Holden , Peter Finch .
BW- 121 mins, CC,
A movie producer who made a huge flop tries to salvage his career by revamping his film as an erotic production.
Dir: Blake Edwards Cast: Julie Andrews , William Holden , Marisa Berenson .
C- 121 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
Earthling, The (1981)
Dir: Peter Collinson Cast: William Holden , Ricky Schroder , Jack Thompson .
BW- 97 mins,
Seventh Dawn, The (1964)
A World War II veteran stays behind in Malaya to fight off Communist insurgents.
Dir: Lewis Gilbert Cast: William Holden , Susannah York , Capucine .
C- 124 mins, Letterbox Format
Devil’s Brigade, The (1968)
Experienced soldiers and misfits join forces to create a World War II commando unit.
Dir: Andrew V. McLaglen Cast: William Holden , Cliff Robertson , Vince Edwards .
C- 132 mins, CC, Letterbox Format