Van Heflin
Actor
Van Heflin
Emmett Evan "Van" Heflin, Jr. was an American film and theater actor. He played mostly character parts over the course of his film career, but during the 1940s had a string of roles as a leading man. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Johnny Eager (1942).
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Hepburn e Tracy, la coppia prodigio costruita sull'amore e il talento - Il Messaggero
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Non le impedì, comunque, di avere flirt con partner come Charles Boyer e Van Heflin o tempestosi amori degni dei ruggenti anni 30. E che amori: con Leland Hayward, Howard Hughes, John Ford... Kate trovava «irresistibile» Hayward, potentissimo agente
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Anne Francis Movie Schedule: BRAINSTORM, IMPASSE, A LION IS IN THE STREETS - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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Cast: Van Heflin, Aldo Ray, Mona Freeman. C-148 mins, Letterbox Format. 12:00 PM BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK (1955) A one-armed veteran uncovers small-town secrets when he tries to visit an Asian-American war hero's family. Dir: John Sturges
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“The Artist” Sparkles and Danny Huston Surprises at the Montreal Film Festival - Awards Daily
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Almost a two-hander “The Prowler” boasts career best performances by Evelyn Keyes and Van Heflin, two actors I never really remarked upon much. Keyes' Scarlett O'Hara's younger sister Sue Ellen is what Keyes is most known for. A thankless petulant part
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Movie listings - Vancouver Sun
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"3: 10 TO YUMA: Delmer Daves' psychological western, based on Elmore Leonard's short story, starring Glenn Ford and Van Heflin. AUG. 29-SEPT. 1. Red Hot Chili Peppers Live: I'm With You "" The band will perform from Cologne, Germany live via satellite
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Montreal World Film Festival 2011: What's come and gone … and still showing ... - Montreal Gazette (blog)
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... Le sucre, a timelessly cautionary tale about greed and financial mismanagement in commodities trading in the 1970s, starring Gérard Depardieu and Michel Piccoli; and finally Joseph Losey's early noir The Prowler, starring Van Heflin as a crooked
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Bertrand Tavernier goes to the movies - Montreal Gazette
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Van Heflin plays a cop who's a psychopath, and Losey gives a dissection of the American dream that is astonishingly modern." The only film Tavernier didn't personally pick - but one he loves anyway - is Cry Danger. For the US noirs, Tavernier had
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Vanderbilt offense features top threats at tight end - The Tennessean
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This could be Vanderbilt's best group of tight ends since it had four taken in the NFL draft from 1982-86 — Van Heflin, Allama Matthews, Chuck Scott and Jim Popp. “That's another position, kind of like running back, that I feel pretty good about
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Michael Cacoyannis - Telegraph.co.uk
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Starring Van Heflin and Elli Lambetti, it sank rapidly. Electra (1962) marked a comeback – a dazzling re-creation of the Euripides tragedy in a new medium. The young Irene Papas, then unknown outside Greece but at the height of her powers and beauty,
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'3:10 to Yuma' masterpiece Western for all ages - Morning Sentinel
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WHAT A MAN HAS TO DO: Glenn Ford, left, and Van Heflin star in the Western film classic “3:10 to Yuma.” Robert Emhardt is in the middle. Sometimes a man has to do what a man has to do. That old saw has been scribbled on the tombstones of a long list of
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Max's alternative to the Walker's 'Location: MN' series - MinnPost.com
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Special guest prop: Van Heflin's explosive attache case, which looks as though a child had filled it with a tangled clump of wires. 2. "The Heartbreak Kid" (1972): The film was penned by Neil Simon and directed by Elaine May, but the real engine behind
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Ginger Rogers, il mito hollywoodiano della danza - Persinsala.it
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... 1950 di Stuart Heisler con Ronald Reagan e Doris Day; Il magnifico scherzo (Monkey Business) del 1952 di Howard Hawks con Marilyn Monroe e Cary Grant; e L'amante sconosciuto (Black Widow) del 1954 di Nunnally Johnson con Gene Tierney e Van Heflin
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Tab Hunter Turns 80: RIDE THE WILD SURF, BATTLE CRY on TCM - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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Hunter and The Time Tunnel's James Darren play rancher Van Heflin's sons. Next is Ride the Wild Surf, starring Hunter and teen idol Fabian as a couple of dudes riding waves in Hawaii. Featuring some cool surfing footage and tons of corny dialogue,
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Shane revisited - BusinessWorld Online
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The film is seen from his point of view so naturally the adult cast of Alan Ladd (Shane), Van Heflin (the father) and Jean Arthur (the mother) are slightly ennobled from his innocent perspective. George Stevens wisely allows the locale to add to the
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Weekend Events - Livingston Daily
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Gary Cooper, Rita Hayworth, Van Heflin and Tab Hunter star in a story of courage and cowardice set against the backdrop of the 1916 war against Pancho Villa. The event is free; donations will be accepted. For more information, call (517) 546-0693
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La Cinémathèque ne perd pas le noir - Libération
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Autre petite merveille à redécouvrir d'urgence, le Rôdeur (1951), de Joseph Losey, avec un Van Heflin épatant de veulerie. L'histoire de ce flic véreux et revanchard qui se débarrasse d'un type pour épouser sa femme - et surtout empocher
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Van Heflin
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1971
    Age 62
    On June 6, 1971, Heflin had a heart attack while swimming in a pool.
    More Details Hide Details Medics took him to a hospital, and though he lived for six weeks, he apparently never regained consciousness.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1967
    Age 58
    The couple divorced in 1967.
    More Details Hide Details Heflin was the grandfather of actor Ben O'Brien and actress Eleanor O'Brien. Heflin was the uncle of Marta Heflin and Mady Kaplan, both actresses, and director Jonathan Kaplan. During World War II, Heflin served as a combat cameraman in the Ninth Air Force in Europe.
  • 1965
    Age 56
    Heflin appeared in a short but dramatic role as an eyewitness of Jesus' raising of Lazarus from death in the 1965 Bible film, The Greatest Story Ever Told.
    More Details Hide Details After seeing the miracle he ran from Bethany to the walls of Jerusalem and proclaimed to the guards at the top of the wall that Jesus was the Messiah. Heflin's last film was Airport (1970). He played "D. O. Guerrero", a failure who schemes to blow himself up on an airliner so that his wife (played by Maureen Stapleton) can collect on a life insurance policy. After a six-month marriage to actress Eleanor Shaw (née Eleanor Scherr, died 2004), he married RKO contract player Frances Neal. They had two daughters, actresses Vana O'Brien and Cathleen (Kate) Heflin, and a son, Tracy.
  • 1963
    Age 54
    His film "Cry of Battle" was playing at the Texas Theatre in Dallas on November 22, 1963.
    More Details Hide Details His name and the film title appear on the marquee. It was that theater where Lee Harvey Oswald sought to hide in the aftermath of President Kennedy's assassination.
  • FORTIES
  • 1953
    Age 44
    As Joe Starrett, the plain, honest farmer who tries to unite a small community of 'sodbusters' his performance is a bedrock of the film, although it was not recognised among the awards of 1953.
    More Details Hide Details Among his other notable film credits are Presenting Lily Mars (1943), The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946), Possessed (1947), Green Dolphin Street (1947), Act of Violence (1948), The Three Musketeers (1948), Madame Bovary (1949), The Prowler (1951) and 3:10 to Yuma (1957). The Adventures of Philip Marlowe was a radio detective drama that aired from June 17, 1947, through September 15, 1951, first heard on NBC in the summer of 1947 starring Van Heflin (June 12, 1947 - Sept 9, 1947). He also acted on the Lux Radio Theatre, Suspense, Cavalcade of America and many more radio programs.
    Playing a huge variety of roles in both films and on stage, probably his best-known film became the 1953 classic western Shane, in which he co-starred with Alan Ladd.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1939
    Age 30
    Heflin also performed on stage throughout his acting career. His greatest roles on Broadway were playing Macaulay Connor opposite Katharine Hepburn, Joseph Cotten and Shirley Booth in The Philadelphia Story, which ran for 417 performances from 1939-1940, and the Arthur Miller plays A Memory of Two Mondays (as Larry) and A View From the Bridge (as Eddie).
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1932
    Age 23
    Heflin attended Classen High School in Oklahoma City (One source says Long Beach Polytechnic High School.) and the University of Oklahoma, where he received a bachelor's degree in 1932 and was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity.
    More Details Hide Details He earned a master's degree in theater at Yale University. Heflin began his acting career on Broadway in the early 1930s before being signed to a contract by RKO Radio Pictures. He made his film debut in A Woman Rebels (1936), opposite Katharine Hepburn. He was signed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and was initially cast in supporting roles in films such as Santa Fe Trail (1940), and Johnny Eager (1942), winning an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the latter performance. MGM began to groom him as a leading man in B movies, and provided him with supporting roles in more prestigious productions. Heflin continued to hone his acting skills throughout the early 1940s. He provided a compelling characterization of the embattled President Andrew Johnson in Tennessee Johnson (1942), playing opposite (and at odds with) Lionel Barrymore who, in the role of Congressman Thaddeus Stevens, failed to have Johnson convicted in an impeachment trial by the slimmest of margins. Heflin served during World War II in the United States Army Air Corps as a combat cameraman in the Ninth Air Force in Europe and with the First Motion Picture Unit.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1908
    Born
    Born on December 13, 1908.
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