Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fredric March, Part 2

From left: Janet Gaynor, Fredric March and Adolphe Menjou in A Star Is Born (1937)

TCM is continuing its salute to October Star of the Month Fredric March with six more of his films tonight. The night kicks off at 8:00 PM ET with A Star Is Born. I had to look around for a photo of March in the movie, as the photo I had is from the finale, at which point March's Norman Maine is no longer around

It's followed at 10:00 PM by The Best Years of Our Lives, which won March his second Oscar, although as I posted back in 2008, I think Andrews gives a better performance. If it weren't for the fact that tonight's showing runs until just before 1:00 AM here in the east, I'd strongly recommend another viewing of The Best Years of Our Lives.

The other four movies are:
One Foot in Heaven at 1:00 AM, in which March plays a preacher at the beginning of the 20th century trying to raise a family;
Bedtime Story 3:00 AM, which has March trying to write a play for wife Loretta Young;
Make Me a Star at 4:30 AM, in which March only has a cameo appearance (albeit with a whole bunch of other Hollywod stars of 1932); and
Alexander the Great at 6:00 AM, where March plays Philip of Macedon to Richard Burton's Alexander.

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