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TCM Star of the Month for April is William Holden

Mar 26, 2018 | Uncategorized |

 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.

Two notable omissions from the tribute are Sabrina and The Country Girl.


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

Our Pick

Poster for the movie "Executive Suite"

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8:00 PM

Golden Boy (1939)


A crooked promoter lures a young violinist to give up music for boxing.

Dir:  Rouben Mamoulian CastBarbara Stanwyck , Adolphe Menjou , William Holden .

BW- 99 mins, CC,

10:00 PM

Executive Suite (1954)**


When a business magnate dies, his board of directors fights over who should run the company.

Dir:  Robert Wise CastWilliam Holden , June Allyson , Barbara Stanwyck .

BW- 105 mins, CC,

12:00 AM

Our Town (1940)


Small town lovers search for happiness.

Dir:  Sam Wood Cast:  Frank Craven , William Holden , Martha Scott .

BW- 89 mins, CC,

1:45 AM

Dear Ruth (1947)


Dir:  William D. Russell Cast:  Joan Caulfield , William Holden , Mona Freeman .

BW- 95 mins,

3:30 AM

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,

5:15 AM

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 CastLucille Ball , William Holden , Janis Carter .

BW- 88 mins, CC,

6:45 AM

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

Our Pick

Poster for the movie "Sunset Boulevard"

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8:00 PM

Sunset Boulevard (1950)**


A failed screenwriter falls into a mercenary romance with a faded silent-film star.

Dir:  Billy Wilder CastWilliam Holden , Gloria Swanson , Erich von Stroheim .

BW- 110 mins, CC,

10:00 PM

Stalag 17 (1953)


A cynical serviceman in a World War II POW camp has to prove he’s not an informer.

Dir:  Billy Wilder CastWilliam Holden , Don Taylor , Otto Preminger .

BW- 120 mins, CC,

12:15 AM

Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957)


The Japanese Army forces World War II POWs to build a strategic bridge in Burma.

Dir:  David Lean CastWilliam Holden , Alec Guinness , Jack Hawkins .

C- 161 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

3:15 AM

Toward The Unknown (1956)


A dishonored pilot who is no longer allowed to fly attempts to clear his name.

Dir:  Mervyn LeRoy CastWilliam Holden , Lloyd Nolan , Virginia Leith .

C- 115 mins, CC,

5:15 AM

Force of Arms (1951)


An Army sergeant romances a WAC in World War II Italy.

Dir:  Michael Curtiz CastWilliam Holden , Nancy Olson , Frank Lovejoy .

BW- 98 mins, CC,

7:00 AM

Boots Malone (1952)


A broken-down sports agent tries to use a promising jockey as his ticket back to the top.

Dir:  William Dieterle CastWilliam Holden , Stanley Clements , Basil Ruysdael .

BW- 104 mins, CC,


Monday April 16

Our Pick

Poster for the movie "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing"

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8:00 PM

Moon Is Blue, The (1953)


Two womanizers fall for a woman determined to keep her virginity.

Dir:  Otto Preminger CastWilliam Holden , David Niven , Maggie McNamara .

BW- 99 mins, CC,

10:00 PM

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,

12:15 AM

Love Is a Many Splendored Thing (1955)


A Eurasian doctor in Hong Kong falls in love with a war correspondent.

Dir:  Henry King CastWilliam Holden , Jennifer Jones , Torin Thatcher .

C- 102 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

2:15 AM

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,

4:00 AM

Father Is a Bachelor (1950)


Five orphans ‘adopt’ a loner and set out to find him a wife.

Dir:  Norman Foster CastWilliam Holden , Coleen Gray , Mary Jane Saunders .

BW- 84 mins, CC,

Monday April 23rd

Our Pick

Poster for the movie "The Wild Bunch"

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8:00 PM

Horse Soldiers, The (1959)


A Union cavalry officer leads his men on a vital mission behind Confederate lines.

Dir:  John Ford CastJohn Wayne , William Holden , Constance Towers .

C- 120 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

10:15 PM

Arizona (1940)


A tough pioneer woman needs a young man’s help in fighting land grabbers and finding love.

Dir:  Wesley Ruggles CastJean Arthur , William Holden , Warren William .

BW- 122 mins, CC,

12:30 AM

Wild Bunch, The (1969)**


A group of aging cowboys look for one last score in a corrupt border town.

Dir:  Sam Peckinpah CastWilliam Holden , Ernest Borgnine , Robert Ryan .

C- 145 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

3:00 AM

Wild Rovers (1971)


An aging cowboy joins up with a beginner to rob banks.

Dir:  Blake Edwards CastWilliam Holden , Ryan O’Neal , Karl Malden .

C- 137 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

5:30 AM

Man from Colorado, The (1948)


A Civil War veteran becomes a judge so he can take out his bitterness on the world.

Dir:  Henry Levin CastGlenn Ford , William Holden , Ellen Drew .

C- 98 mins, CC,

24     Tuesday

7:15 AM

Escape From Fort Bravo (1953)


The Civil War complicates the Cavalry’s battle against Indians.

Dir:  John Sturges CastWilliam Holden , Eleanor Parker , John Forsythe .

C- 98 mins, CC,

9:00 AM

Alvarez Kelly (1966)


A suave Mexican cattleman inadvertently gets involved in the Civil War.

Dir:  Edward Dmytryk CastWilliam Holden , Richard Widmark , Janice Rule .

C- 110 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

11:00 AM

Rachel and the Stranger (1948)**


A mail-order bride finds herself attracted to a handsome drifter.

Dir:  Norman Foster CastLoretta Young , William Holden , Robert Mitchum .

BW- 79 mins, CC,

12:30 PM

Texas (1941)


Friendly cowhands end up on opposite sides of the law.

Dir:  George Marshall CastWilliam Holden , Glenn Ford , Claire Trevor .

BW- 93 mins,


Monday April 30th

Our Pick

Poster for the movie "Born Yesterday"

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8:00 PM

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,

10:00 PM

Picnic (1956)


A handsome drifter ignites passions at a small-town Labor Day picnic.

Dir:  Joshua Logan CastWilliam Holden , Kim Novak , Betty Field .

C- 113 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

12:00 AM

Network (1976)


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,

2:15 AM

S.O.B. (1981)


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

4:30 AM

Earthling, The (1981)


Dir:  Peter Collinson CastWilliam Holden , Ricky Schroder , Jack Thompson .

BW- 97 mins,

1     Tuesday

6:15 AM

Seventh Dawn, The (1964)


A World War II veteran stays behind in Malaya to fight off Communist insurgents.

Dir:  Lewis Gilbert CastWilliam Holden , Susannah York , Capucine .

C- 124 mins, Letterbox Format

8:30 AM

Devil’s Brigade, The (1968)


Experienced soldiers and misfits join forces to create a World War II commando unit.

Dir:  Andrew V. McLaglen CastWilliam Holden , Cliff Robertson , Vince Edwards .

C- 132 mins, CC, Letterbox Format



You can view the TCM schedule here or you can download the complete TCM movie schedule for April here. (as soon as it is available)  USA | Canada

See you next week! Happy Watching.


Star of the Month for May is Marlene Dietrich.