This is followed by The Towering Inferno (10pm, right), a superior 1970's disaster movie from Irwin Allen about a blaze in a plush new skyscraper, in which McQueen plays a daring fire chief. Paul Newman, Faye Dunaway and Fred Astaire provide the starry support which is de rigueur in such films.Reuse content
STEVE MCQUEEN was often disparaging about what he did. He once said that "In my own mind, I'm not sure that acting is something for a grown man to be doing." He did himself a disservice. This double bill reminds us that he had a moody, powerful screen presence. In Tom Horn (8pm Sky Cinema), an elegiac western which was his penultimate film, he plays a former cavalry man who lands up in trouble with the law. Director William Wiard invests proceedings with an impressive visual lustre.