Van Heflin: A Life in Film by Derek Sculthorpe

By Derek Sculthorpe

a flexible craftsman, actor Van Heflin used to be by no means focused on acceptance or happy with stardom. Lauded through his friends, Heflin gained over moviegoers along with his portrayal of resolute homesteader Joe Starrett in George Stevens’ vintage Shane (1953). He inspired in all genres, convincingly portraying every kind of personality from heel to hero.
Van Heflin first garnered realization because the delicate, alcoholic good friend of gangster Johnny Eager (1941), for which he gained an Academy Award, and later gave outstanding performances in a string of noirs, dramas and westerns. He used to be memorable because the psychotic cop in Joseph Losey’s masterpiece The Prowler (1951) yet both extraordinary because the uncertain govt in Jean Negulesco’s clever satire Woman’s World (1954).
this primary full-length biography of Heflin covers his youth as a sailor and his profession on degree and display, offering unique remark on all his films.

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