He was old enough to be my father, but after I saw him in "The Bridge on the River Kwi" I was in love. This film bio of him was very good. I learned about how good he was as a person. I knew the "bad" things about him through the news media, like drinking, and divorcing is wife of many years to be with a much younger woman--according to the news media. He may have been divorced a few years before getting involved with the younger woman. He was a great actor, handsome, and had a heart of gold. The only minus for this film is that I wanted to know more about him. It wasn't long enough.
Very enjoyable story about the rise of William Holden in his acting career, from a young unknown in ""Golden Boy:" to Academy Award winner for "Stalag 17". It depicts his acting career along with his interest in preservation of wild life and his work in Africa to maintain the health and well being of animals.
It tells me all I need to know about William Holden. Doesn't paper over the cracks. It is such a waste when human beings are overtaken by addiction to alcohol. What a struggle for him - and millions of others. It has made me realise how much younger people in their sixties look these days!
I enjoyed this video about William Holden but wondered when it was made?. It says 2011 but not one of the people interviewed about him are alive today. Most of them have been dead for years - even his son, Scott, who died in 2005.