Monday, April 07, 2008

TCM’s Marathon of Heston Films

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will honor the life and career of legendary actor Charlton Heston, who died Sunday at the age of 84. This Friday, April 11, the network will present a 15-hour marathon of memorable Heston performances, including his Oscar®-winning role in Ben-Hur (1959). Also featured will be two opportunities to watch an in-depth conversation between Heston and TCM host Robert Osborne in the TCM original special Private Screenings: Charlton Heston.

“Charlton Heston was a towering man both in person and on screen,” said Osborne. “He was also one of the nicest, most courteous gentlemen I ever met. He will forever stand tall among those rare few we know as genuine Movie Stars.”

The following is a complete schedule of TCM’s April 11 tribute to Charlton Heston:

2:30 p.m. Private Screenings: Charlton Heston

3:30 p.m. The Buccaneer (1958) – co-starring Yul Brynner and Claire Bloom.

5:30 p.m. The Hawaiians (1970) – co-starring Geraldine Chaplin and John Philip Law.

8 p.m. Private Screenings: Charlton Heston

9 p.m. Ben-Hur (1959) – co-starring Jack Hawkins and Stephen Boyd. (image above)

1 a.m. Khartoum (1966) – co-starring Lawrence Olivier and Richard Johnson.

3:30 a.m. Major Dundee (1965) – co-starring Richard Harris, Jim Hutton and James Coburn.