The Best 25 Films of Fredric March.

One of the greatest stars of the 30's, Fredric March was excellent and prolific and made many excellent movies in the decade. His transition to the 40's through the 70's even
elevated his stature in film, with memorable characterizations
including The Best Years of Our Lives, Death of a Saleman, and Inherit the Wind. Just flawless was the great Fredric March. Here are 25 of his very best films.
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1.
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
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Three World War II veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed. (172 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
2.
Inherit the Wind (1960)
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Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution. (128 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kramer
 
3.
Death of a Salesman (1951)
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Willy Loman is an over-the-hill salesman who faces a personal turning point when he loses his job and attempts to make peace with his family: Willy's long-suffering wife Linda, and Biff and Happy, his troubled sons and his life. (115 mins.)
Director: Laslo Benedek
 
4.
The Desperate Hours (1955)
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Glen, Hal and Sam are three escaped convicts who move in on and terrorize a suburban household. (112 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
5.
Seven Days in May (1964)
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United States military leaders plot to overthrow the President because he supports a nuclear disarmament treaty and they fear a Soviet sneak attack. (118 mins.)
 
6.
The Iceman Cometh (1973)
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A salesman with a sudden passion for reform has an idea to sell to his barfly buddies: throw away your pipe dreams. The drunkards, living in a flophouse above a saloon, resent the idea. (239 mins.)
 
7.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
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Dr. Jekyll faces horrible consequences when he lets his dark side run wild with a potion that transforms him into the animalistic Mr. Hyde. (98 mins.)
 
8.
Anthony Adverse (1936)
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In 18th-century Italy, an orphan's debt to the man who raised him threatens to separate him forever from the woman he loves. (141 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
9.
Les Misérables (1935)
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In early 19th Century France an ex-convict who failed to report to parole is relentlessly pursued over a 20 year period by an obsessive policeman. (108 mins.)
 
10.
The Royal Family of Broadway (1930)
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Julie Cavendish comes from a family of great Broadway actors. Her mother Fanny staunchly continues acting... (82 mins.)
 
11.
A Star Is Born (1937)
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A young woman comes to Hollywood with dreams of stardom, but achieves them only with the help of an alcoholic leading man whose best days are behind him. (111 mins.)
 
12.
Mary of Scotland (1936)
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The recently widowed Mary Stuart returns to Scotland to reclaim her throne but is opposed by her half-brother and her own Scottish lords. (123 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
13.
The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934)
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Elizabeth Barrett's tyrannical father has forbidden any of his family to marry. Nevertheless, Elizabeth falls in love with the poet Robert Browning. (109 mins.)
Director: Sidney Franklin
 
14.
The Eagle and the Hawk (1933)
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The pilots of a Royal Air Force squadron in World War I face not only physical but mental dangers in their struggle to survive while fighting the enemy. (68 mins.)
Director: Stuart Walker
 
15.
The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944)
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The dramatized life of immortal humorist Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, from his days as a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River until his death in 1910 shortly after Halley's Comet returned. (130 mins.)
Director: Irving Rapper
 
16.
Executive Suite (1954)
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When the head of a large manufacturing firm dies suddenly from a stroke, his vice-presidents vie to see who will replace him. (104 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
17.
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956)
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An ex-soldier faces ethical questions as he tries to earn enough to support his wife and children well. (153 mins.)
 
18.
The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954)
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Set during the Korean War, a Navy fighter pilot must come to terms with with his own ambivalence towards the war and the fear of having to bomb a set of highly defended bridges. The ending of this grim war drama is all tension. (102 mins.)
Director: Mark Robson
 
19.
Christopher Columbus (1949)
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Christopher Columbus overcomes intrigue at the Spanish court and convinces Queen Isabella that his plan to reach the East by sailing west is practical. (99 mins.)
Director: David MacDonald
 
20.
Middle of the Night (1959)
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A widowed businessman becomes obsessed with one of his employees, the divorce Betty Preisser. (118 mins.)
Director: Delbert Mann
 
21.
Anna Karenina (1935)
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The married Anna Karenina falls in love with Count Vronsky despite her husband's refusal to grant a divorce, and both must contend with the social repercussions. (95 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
 
22.
The Affairs of Cellini (1934)
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The 16th-century sculptor woos the Duchess of Florence despite the duke. (80 mins.)
Director: Gregory La Cava
 
23.
One Foot in Heaven (1941)
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Episodic look at the life of a minister and his family as they move from one parish to another. (108 mins.)
Director: Irving Rapper
 
24.
Design for Living (1933)
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A woman cannot decide between two men who love her, and the trio agree to try living together in a platonic friendly relationship. (91 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
25.
The Buccaneer (1938)
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Semi-fictional account of pirate Jean Lafitte's involvement in the War of 1812. (126 mins.)