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William Holden boldly goes Toward the Unknown

Toward the Unknown (1956) truly was made for me. It’s an aviation film directed by Mervyn Leroy and starring William Holden. The film is virtually unknown in Bill’s filmography. It’s not as memorable as¬†Sunset Boulevard or Network, or The Bridge on the River Kwai. But it’s certainly worth any Holden fan’s time. It was also…… Continue reading William Holden boldly goes Toward the Unknown

1950s · 1957 · birthday tribute · blogathon · classic film · favorite actors · favorite films · Golden Boy blogathon

I don’t care about your bridge, and I don’t care about your rules: William Holden the outsider in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

On April 17, 1918, William Franklin Beedle, Jr. was born in O’Fallon, Illinois. The son of a chemist with a daredevil streak, Bill Beedle caught the acting bug early. After being discovered by a Paramount scout, he moved to Hollywood where his surname was changed to the much more Hollywood friendly, Holden. His first major…… Continue reading I don’t care about your bridge, and I don’t care about your rules: William Holden the outsider in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)