Thursday, January 15, 2009
Honoring Ricardo Montalban
Turner Classic Movies has tossed out its previously announced Jan. 23 lineup of films to program a seven-movie retrospective honoring the late Ricardo Montalban. Sorry, Star Trek fans: The Wrath of Khan isn't on the list. On the other hand, two notable flicks by William A. Wellman -- Battleground (co-starring Van Johnson) and Across the Wide Missouri -- will be available for viewing. To see why the latter film was so significant for Montalban -- for all the wrong reasons -- check out this Wikipedia article.