“I’ve had hangovers before, but this time, even my hair hurts.”*
Here’s some good news: Rock Hudson is the Star of the Month on TCM in June!
Every Thursday TCM will show a fabulous line-up of Rock’s
greatest films. Most of them are eminently watchable. Here are the movies that will be shown this month.
Our mother was a fan of Rock Hudson and so I grew up watching his movies on television. My all-time favorite, of course, is Pillow Talk (1959), his first pairing with Doris Day.
It airs Thursday, June 19 at 8:00 (EST) p.m. Doris Day was nominated for the Best Actress Oscar and Thelma Ritter, who plays her hard-drinking housekeeper, was nominated for Best Supporting Actress. As I have said before, both ladies were robbed. Rock may have lost the title role in Ben-Hur that year, but he was a huge hit in this best of all rom-coms. His career got a big boost and took a new and very popular direction.
Send Me No Flowers (1964) will also be shown that night. It is also wonderful and, like Pillow Talk, stars Tony Randall as well as Doris.
I am not such a big fan of Rock’s overblown 1950’s soap operas, such as Magnificent Obsession, All That Heaven Allows and Giant–which are all on tonight–but he is stalwart and handsome in all of them. And they are certainly better than most offerings on summer television!
So mark your calendar and/or set your DVRs for Rock Hudson.
*Brad Allen in Pillow Talk (1959)