Three Starring Lana Turner

Three Starring Lana Turner

4 Episodes

A star whose name alone conjures the glamorous allure of dream-factory fantasy, Lana Turner was born one hundred years ago this February—but her legend began fifteen years later, when she was famously discovered at a Hollywood soda fountain, a fabled bit of Tinseltown lore that fueled the hopes of a thousand wannabe starlets. Though she began her career as a teenage ingenue, Turner blossomed into a vivid dramatic presence in classics like the sultry noir THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE and Vincente Minnelli’s twisted Hollywood self-portrait THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL. That her on-screen image was often in sensational dialogue with her much-publicized, scandal-ridden personal life has only fueled the enduring fascination with Turner’s myth.

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Three Starring Lana Turner
  • Three Starring Lana Turner Teaser

    Episode 1

  • The Postman Always Rings Twice

    Episode 2

    Directed by Tay Garnett • 1946 • United States
    Starring Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway

    Lana Turner and John Garfield set the screen ablaze with their smoldering chemistry in this erotically charged noir classic based on the novel by James M. Cain. Down-and-out drifter Frank Chambers ...

  • A Life of Her Own

    Episode 3

    Directed by George Cukor • 1950 • United States
    Starring Lana Turner, Ray Milland, Tom Ewell

    Lana Turner gives one of her finest performances in this look at the special curse of glamor set amidst a rarefied world of beauty, celebrity, and cocktail parties. She stars as Lily James, an ambitious ...

  • The Bad and the Beautiful

    Episode 4

    Directed by Vincente Minnelli • 1952 • United States
    Starring Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon

    Appearances are everything in Hollywood. Kirk Douglas gives a magnetic, Oscar-nominated performance as conniving producer Jonathan Shields, who turns talent, charisma and ruthlessness into fil...