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TCM to honor Karl Malden tomorrow

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 9th 2009 12:38PM
Karl MaldenNo, don't worry, it's not going to be a two-hour live funeral. Turner Classic Movies is going to show three of Karl Malden's best movies in a mini-marathon starting at 8PM. Here's the lineup:

8PM: On The Waterfront
10PM: A Streetcar Named Desire
12:15AM: Birdman of Alcatraz

This will be a good chance for people who only know Malden from The Streets of San Francisco or American Express ads to see what he was like as an actor on the big screen. I think they should be showing more though. TCM must own more movies that feature Malden.

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Joyce N.

The three movies mentioned are classics. Lots of "stars" and great acting. I'll be watching.

July 09 2009 at 5:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I agree with jimchig - an all-day affair would've been better.

They showed Pollyanna this past weekend, in which Karl Malden plays a sizeable role as Reverend Ford. That would've been a good choice to show he could play anything, from family movies to gritty westerns and war pics.

July 09 2009 at 3:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Well, those are three of the best. But they just showed The Cincinnati Kid less than a month ago.
I've seen Nevada Smith and Cheyenne Autumn on TCM in the last few years. Don't know about Patton.

But he was in lots of good war films as well as westerns they probably have. They could have padded it up to an all day affair.

July 09 2009 at 1:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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