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:
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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