Here's a portrait of a young, fresh-faced Season Hubley. This photo was used to promote to her 1973 movie The Lolly-Madonna War (also known as Lolly-Madonna XXX). This image is large in size, so click on it to see it BIG.
Season Hubley took on supporting roles in three TV movies in 1990: Unspeakable Acts, Child in the Night and then, originally airing on December 30 of that year, Vestige of Honor. The project, starring Michael Gross and Gerald McRaney, is unfortunately rather obscure today (Season Hubley portrays the wife Michael Gross's character). I haven't seen it and I don't know if it is even out there to be seen! Hopefully, some promotional images or a copy of the movie will surface at some point, but until then....
Season Hubley had supporting roles in three TV movies in 1990 and one of those projects was Child in the Night. It originally aired on CBS and also starred Tom Skerritt, JoBeth Williams, Elijah Wood and Darren McGavin. Season Hubley did a fine job with her limited material in Child in the Night. Unfortunately, most of the movie's hour and a half length is occupied by the other actors, though Hubley's scenes are nevertheless crucial.
Here is a video, crudely edited together by me, which compiles most of Season Hubley's scenes in Child in the Night. Sadly, it only adds up to five minutes total. However, it's worth a look...the actress looks great and gives a compelling performance. This clip definitely contains spoilers, so if the movie is on your Season Hubley watch list you might not want to view the end of it.
Here are some images of Season Hubley in Child in the Night:
One of the first subjects we covered on these pages was Season Hubley's 1984 guest appearance on an episode of Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense (the show is also known as Fox Mystery Theater). As a nice addendum to that original post, here are some great promotional images of Season Hubley and her co-star Leigh Lawson.
In 1974, Season Hubley was a guest star in the third season debut of Kung Fu. Titled "Blood of the Dragon," it was a feature length episode that was later split into two parts for later rebroadcast. Alongside a trio of other famous guest stars (Patricia Neal and real life father-son Eddie and Edward Albert), Season Hubley played a long lost relative David Carradine's Kwai Chang Caine character. A popular show at the time, Season Hubley's Kung Fu appearance was great exposure for the actress who had only begun acting two years previous. Additional press was garnered when it was revealed that Season Hubley and David Carradine were linked romantically (it was even announced that they were to be married...but he eventually went back to his previous girlfriend, Barbara "Seagull" Hershey).
|Season Hubley and David Carradine|
Season Hubley did a great job playing the young Margit Kingsley McLean on Kung Fu, lending her appealing presence to the show and looking quite beautiful throughout. She also looks lovely with long hair (even if only some of it was her real hair). This project was also one of the few period pieces Season Hubley took part in her 25 year acting career and it makes me think she could have done some good work in other historical films or TV shows.
Here are some images of Season Hubley on Kung Fu:
|Season Hubley, Edward Albert and a horse|
|Season Hubley's eyes|
|Season Hubley and Eddie Albert|
|David Carradine comforts Season Hubley|
|A startled Season Hubley|
In 1979, Season Hubley was featured in the movie Hardcore, the role that should have catapulted her to mainstream stardom. The film, written and directed by Paul Schrader and starring the legendary George C. Scott, had all the right elements to become a classic and over the years has become cult favorite. However, some time after the release of Hardcore, Season Hubley decided to get married and have a child, putting her career on hold fore several years.
In Hardcore, Season Hubley plays a young, streetwise prostitute named Niki (she also stars in adult films and works a booth a seedy locale). She is persuaded to help George C. Scott look for his missing daughter who has disappeared into depths of the California sex underworld. Yes, Season Hubley does appear nude in the film during two different scenes (in case you were wondering). It is also worth noting that there was some chatter at the time about her getting a best supporting actress Oscar nomination (unfortunately that didn't happen).
Anyways, Hardcore offered Season Hubley on of her most iconic screen roles and, due to the major studio backing and the big names involved, perhaps one of her most seen roles overall. She looks great throughout the film, gets to wear some funky fashions and gets to act opposite George C. Scott. What more could you ask for?
Here are some images of Season Hubley in Hardcore: