Fredric March

Fredric March (born Ernest Frederick McIntyre Bickel; August 31, 1897 – April 14, 1975) was an American actor, regarded as "one of Hollywood's most celebrated, versatile stars of the 1930s and '40s." He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) and The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), as well as the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for Years Ago (1947) and Long Day's Journey into Night (1956). March is the only actor to have won both the Academy Award and the Tony Award twice.

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A Star Is Born (1937)

Esther Blodgett is just another starry-eyed farm kid trying to break into the movies. Waitressing at a Hollywood party, she catches the eye of her idol Norman Maine, is sent for a screen test, and before long attains stardom as newly minted Vicki Lester. She and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William A. Wellman
CAST:  Janet Gaynor  •  Fredric March  •  Adolphe Menjou  •  May Robson

Esther Blodgett is just another starry-eyed farm kid trying to break into the movies. Waitressing at a Hollywood party, she catches the eye of her idol Norman Maine, is sent for a screen test, and before long attains stardom as newly minted Vicki Lester. She and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William A. Wellman
CAST:  Janet Gaynor  •  Fredric March  •  Adolphe Menjou  •  May Robson

Anthony Adverse (1936)

Based on the novel by Hervey Allen, this expansive drama follows the many adventures of the eponymous hero, Anthony Adverse. Abandoned at a convent by his heartless nobleman father, Don Luis, Anthony is later mentored by his kind grandfather, John Bonnyfeather, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy
CAST:  Fredric March  •  Olivia de Havilland  •  Donald Woods  •  Anita Louise

Based on the novel by Hervey Allen, this expansive drama follows the many adventures of the eponymous hero, Anthony Adverse. Abandoned at a convent by his heartless nobleman father, Don Luis, Anthony is later mentored by his kind grandfather, John Bonnyfeather, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy
CAST:  Fredric March  •  Olivia de Havilland  •  Donald Woods  •  Anita Louise

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)

Dr. Henry Jekyll believes that there are two distinct sides to men - a good and an evil side. He believes that by separating the two, man can become liberated. He succeeds in his experiments with chemicals to accomplish this and transforms into Hyde to commit ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rouben Mamoulian
CAST:  Fredric March  •  Miriam Hopkins  •  Rose Hobart  •  Holmes Herbert

Dr. Henry Jekyll believes that there are two distinct sides to men - a good and an evil side. He believes that by separating the two, man can become liberated. He succeeds in his experiments with chemicals to accomplish this and transforms into Hyde to commit ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rouben Mamoulian
CAST:  Fredric March  •  Miriam Hopkins  •  Rose Hobart  •  Holmes Herbert

Hombre (1967)

John Russell, disdained by his "respectable" fellow stagecoach passengers because he was raised by Indians, becomes their only hope for survival when they are set upon by outlaws.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Ritt
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Fredric March  •  Richard Boone  •  Diane Cilento

John Russell, disdained by his "respectable" fellow stagecoach passengers because he was raised by Indians, becomes their only hope for survival when they are set upon by outlaws.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Ritt
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Fredric March  •  Richard Boone  •  Diane Cilento

I Married a Witch (1942)

Rocksford, New England, 1672. Puritan witch hunter Jonathan Wooley is cursed after burning a witch at the stake: his descendants will never find happiness in their marriages. At present, politician Wallace Wooley, who is running for state governor, is about to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  René Clair
CAST:  Fredric March  •  Veronica Lake  •  Robert Benchley  •  Susan Hayward

Rocksford, New England, 1672. Puritan witch hunter Jonathan Wooley is cursed after burning a witch at the stake: his descendants will never find happiness in their marriages. At present, politician Wallace Wooley, who is running for state governor, is about to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  René Clair
CAST:  Fredric March  •  Veronica Lake  •  Robert Benchley  •  Susan Hayward

One Foot in Heaven (1941)

Episodic look at the life of a minister and his family as they move from one parish to another.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irving Rapper
CAST:  Fredric March  •  Martha Scott  •  Beulah Bondi  •  Gene Lockhart

Episodic look at the life of a minister and his family as they move from one parish to another.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irving Rapper
CAST:  Fredric March  •  Martha Scott  •  Beulah Bondi  •  Gene Lockhart

The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

It's the hope that sustains the spirit of every GI: the dream of the day when he will finally return home. For three WWII veterans, the day has arrived. But for each man, the dream is about to become a nightmare.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Fredric March  •  Myrna Loy  •  Dana Andrews  •  Teresa Wright

It's the hope that sustains the spirit of every GI: the dream of the day when he will finally return home. For three WWII veterans, the day has arrived. But for each man, the dream is about to become a nightmare.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Fredric March  •  Myrna Loy  •  Dana Andrews  •  Teresa Wright

The Desperate Hours (1955)

Escaped convicts terrorize a suburban family they're holding hostage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Fredric March  •  Arthur Kennedy  •  Martha Scott

Escaped convicts terrorize a suburban family they're holding hostage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Fredric March  •  Arthur Kennedy  •  Martha Scott

Les Misérables (1935)

In early nineteenth-century France Jean Valjean, an ex-convict who failed to report to parole, is relentlessly pursued over a twenty-year period by Javert, an obsessive policeman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Boleslawski
CAST:  Fredric March  •  Charles Laughton  •  Cedric Hardwicke  •  Rochelle Hudson

In early nineteenth-century France Jean Valjean, an ex-convict who failed to report to parole, is relentlessly pursued over a twenty-year period by Javert, an obsessive policeman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Boleslawski
CAST:  Fredric March  •  Charles Laughton  •  Cedric Hardwicke  •  Rochelle Hudson

The Royal Family of Broadway (1930)

Julie Cavendish comes from a family of great Broadway actors. Her mother Fanny staunchly continues acting. Her boisterous brother Tony is fleeing a breach of promise suit in Hollywood. Her daughter Gwen must decide between going on stage, or settling down in a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Cukor  •  Cyril Gardner
CAST:  Ina Claire  •  Fredric March  •  Mary Brian  •  Henrietta Crosman

Julie Cavendish comes from a family of great Broadway actors. Her mother Fanny staunchly continues acting. Her boisterous brother Tony is fleeing a breach of promise suit in Hollywood. Her daughter Gwen must decide between going on stage, or settling down in a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Cukor  •  Cyril Gardner
CAST:  Ina Claire  •  Fredric March  •  Mary Brian  •  Henrietta Crosman

The Affairs of Cellini (1934)

The 16th-century sculptor woos the Duchess of Florence despite the duke.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory La Cava
CAST:  Fredric March  •  Constance Bennett  •  Frank Morgan  •  Fay Wray

The 16th-century sculptor woos the Duchess of Florence despite the duke.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory La Cava
CAST:  Fredric March  •  Constance Bennett  •  Frank Morgan  •  Fay Wray

Sarah and Son (1930)

A ne'er-do-well husband, after years of abusing his wife, disappears with their son, and winds up selling him to a wealthy family. Years later, the wife, now a world-famous opera singer, finally has enough time and money to begin a search for him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dorothy Arzner
CAST:  Ruth Chatterton  •  Fredric March  •  Fuller Mellish Jr.  •  Gilbert Emery

A ne'er-do-well husband, after years of abusing his wife, disappears with their son, and winds up selling him to a wealthy family. Years later, the wife, now a world-famous opera singer, finally has enough time and money to begin a search for him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dorothy Arzner
CAST:  Ruth Chatterton  •  Fredric March  •  Fuller Mellish Jr.  •  Gilbert Emery

The Dark Angel (1935)

Kitty Vane, Alan Trent, and Gerald Shannon have been inseparable friends since childhood. Kitty has always known she would marry one of them, but has waited until the beginning of World War I before finally choosing Alan. Gerald graciously gives them his blessing. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Franklin
CAST:  Fredric March  •  Merle Oberon  •  Herbert Marshall  •  Janet Beecher

Kitty Vane, Alan Trent, and Gerald Shannon have been inseparable friends since childhood. Kitty has always known she would marry one of them, but has waited until the beginning of World War I before finally choosing Alan. Gerald graciously gives them his blessing. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Franklin
CAST:  Fredric March  •  Merle Oberon  •  Herbert Marshall  •  Janet Beecher

… tick… tick… tick… (1970)

Racial tensions threaten to explode when a black man is elected sheriff of a small, racially divided town in the Deep South.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ralph Nelson
CAST:  Jim Brown  •  George Kennedy  •  Fredric March  •  Lynn Carlin

Racial tensions threaten to explode when a black man is elected sheriff of a small, racially divided town in the Deep South.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ralph Nelson
CAST:  Jim Brown  •  George Kennedy  •  Fredric March  •  Lynn Carlin

The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956)

Tom Rath (Gregory Peck) is a suburban father and husband haunted by his memories of World War II, including a wartime romance with Italian village girl Maria (Marisa Pavan), which resulted in an illegitimate son he's never seen. Pressed by his unhappy wife ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nunnally Johnson
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Jennifer Jones  •  Fredric March  •  Marisa Pavan

Tom Rath (Gregory Peck) is a suburban father and husband haunted by his memories of World War II, including a wartime romance with Italian village girl Maria (Marisa Pavan), which resulted in an illegitimate son he's never seen. Pressed by his unhappy wife ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nunnally Johnson
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Jennifer Jones  •  Fredric March  •  Marisa Pavan

Mary of Scotland (1936)

The recently widowed Mary Stuart returns to Scotland to reclaim her throne but is opposed by her half-brother and her own Scottish lords.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Ford
CAST:  Katharine Hepburn  •  Fredric March  •  Florence Eldridge  •  Douglas Walton

The recently widowed Mary Stuart returns to Scotland to reclaim her throne but is opposed by her half-brother and her own Scottish lords.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Ford
CAST:  Katharine Hepburn  •  Fredric March  •  Florence Eldridge  •  Douglas Walton

The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954)

A naval aviator is assigned to bomb a group of heavily defended bridges during the Korean War.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Robson
CAST:  William Holden  •  Grace Kelly  •  Fredric March  •  Mickey Rooney

A naval aviator is assigned to bomb a group of heavily defended bridges during the Korean War.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Robson
CAST:  William Holden  •  Grace Kelly  •  Fredric March  •  Mickey Rooney

Executive Suite (1954)

When the head of a large manufacturing firm dies suddenly from a stroke, his vice-presidents vie to see who will replace him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  William Holden  •  Barbara Stanwyck  •  Fredric March  •  June Allyson

When the head of a large manufacturing firm dies suddenly from a stroke, his vice-presidents vie to see who will replace him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  William Holden  •  Barbara Stanwyck  •  Fredric March  •  June Allyson

Nothing Sacred (1937)

When a small-town girl is incorrectly diagnosed with a rare, deadly disease, an unknowing newspaper columnist turns her into a national heroine.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William A. Wellman
CAST:  Carole Lombard  •  Fredric March  •  Charles Winninger  •  Walter Connolly

When a small-town girl is incorrectly diagnosed with a rare, deadly disease, an unknowing newspaper columnist turns her into a national heroine.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William A. Wellman
CAST:  Carole Lombard  •  Fredric March  •  Charles Winninger  •  Walter Connolly

Alexander the Great (1956)

He was a fierce military commander who led huge armies into battle without a single defeat; a magnificent warrior who many believed was part god - this was Alexander the Great (Richard Burton), the legendary Greek hero hailed by his countrymen as "The King of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rossen
CAST:  Richard Burton  •  Fredric March  •  Claire Bloom  •  Peter Cushing

He was a fierce military commander who led huge armies into battle without a single defeat; a magnificent warrior who many believed was part god - this was Alexander the Great (Richard Burton), the legendary Greek hero hailed by his countrymen as "The King of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rossen
CAST:  Richard Burton  •  Fredric March  •  Claire Bloom  •  Peter Cushing
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