GetTV to celebrate the superstar on Sunday with “Nevada Smith” and documentary.
The late, great Steve McQueen was born on March 24, 1930 in Beech Grove, Indiana. But you’ll have to wait one more day to celebrate the occasion with getTV. On Sunday, the digital broadcast TV network will present Nevada Smith, the 1966 western starring McQueen and directed by Henry Hathaway (True Grit), at 6:45 pm ET, followed by Steve McQueen: Life in the Fast Lane, a 2004 documentary originally produced for A&E’s Biography series, at 10 pm ET.
Based on chapters from Harold Robbins’ novel The Carpetbaggers, Nevada Smith showcases McQueen in the title role as a vengeful gunfighter who relentlessly pursues the three men who killed his white father and Indian mother. Karl Malden plays one of the men on Nevada’s hit list, and he’s plenty scared when he realizes just who he’s dealing with. “The kid’s creepy,” he rants. “He ain’t human. He doesn’t kill people — he executes them. Yeah, he executes them.” Darn tootin’!
Among the other supporting players: Brian Keith, Arthur Kennedy, Suzanne Pleshette, Pat Hingle — and Martin Landau.
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