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Summer Under the Stars- Van Heflin (August 20th)

Some Reflection :

This my friends is another of the days I’m really looking forward to face planting into my Watch TCM queue. I have always found Van Heflin to be an incredibly charismatic, interesting performer; however, that’s not really based on much!

In truth, I’m not entirely sure how many of Van Heflin movies I’ve seen. He’s always a solid, stalwart figure, often best put to use in westerns and film noir. However, looking at his filmography, I haven’t actually watched many of his movies.

I’m ready to jump into a day of Van Heflin movies and grow more of an opinion. It’s easy to like someone, but I want to know why I like him! The completist in me is itching to get watching.

A Career in Review:

Green Dolphin Street (1947)

Possessed (1947)

East Side, West Side (1949)

The Prowler (1951)

Black Widow (1954)

If You Can Only Watch One

This is a hard one! I mean, this is mainly because I’ve heard amazing things about a number of these movies, but (as mentioned!) have actually watched precious few.

I’m really excited to check out Johnny Eager which airs on the network during prime time (8:00pm EST). The 1942 film noir is a deeper cut of the movement and stars Robert Taylor and the iconic Lana Turner in a story of gangsters, crime and racketeering.

What Van Heflin movies are you looking forward to today? Let us know in the comments.

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Kimberly Pierce View All

Podcaster at Hollywood and Wine, historian and filmmaker studying contributions of women in Classic TV. Film critic for Geek Girl Authority. Classic film lover for Ticklish Business.

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