William Holden between shadow & light

William Holden was one of the great Hollywood stars of the ‘50s. And at the end of his career, even in the ‘70s, I mean, he still was well-known among most people.  Unfortunately, in these days, a lot of stars are being forgotten by the younger generation, but somehow William Holden seems to keep this position because he starred in some of the iconic films of Hollywood history.  

Sunset Boulevard, Stalag 17, Sabrina, The Bridge on the River Kwai, Towering Inferno. Holden has an incredible body of work, and he was such a unique and charismatic performer. William Holden had the masculinity, the charm, the charisma, the wry sense of humor, and the edge that truly made him the fantasy of millions of women and men thought it was just fantastic, too. Underneath this William Holden’s personality, that’s why he was such a good actor, there was a sense of vulnerability, but in strength and masculinity.

Director: Sébastien Zulian
Producers: Clara Kuperberg & Julia Kuperberg
Production : Wichita Films
Network: OCS
Year: 2020
Running Time: 55 minutes


Tony Maietta
Film historian

Marc Wanamaker
Film historian