The Best 25 Films of Fredric March.by John Jacoby | created - 01 Sep 2011 | updated - 24 Jan 2015 | Public
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)
Not Rated | 170 min | Drama, Romance, War
Three World War II veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.
Votes: 45,160 | Gross: $23.65M
2. Inherit the Wind (1960)
Approved | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
5. Seven Days in May (1964)
Approved | 118 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
United States military leaders plot to overthrow the President because he supports a nuclear disarmament treaty and they fear a Soviet sneak attack.
6. The Iceman Cometh (1973)
PG | 239 min | Drama
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.
7. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
Passed | 98 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Dr. Jekyll faces horrible consequences when he lets his dark side run wild with a potion that transforms him into the animalistic Mr. Hyde.
8. Anthony Adverse (1936)
Not Rated | 141 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
In 18th-century Italy, an orphan's debt to the man who raised him threatens to separate him forever from the woman he loves.
9. Les Misérables (1935)
Approved | 108 min | Drama, History, Romance
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.
10. The Royal Family of Broadway (1930)
82 min | Comedy
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 ... See full summary »
11. A Star Is Born (1937)
Not Rated | 111 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 5,795 | Gross: $4.36M
12. Mary of Scotland (1936)
Approved | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History
The recently widowed Mary Stuart returns to Scotland to reclaim her throne but is opposed by her half-brother and her own Scottish lords.
13. The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934)
Passed | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Elizabeth Barrett's tyrannical father has forbidden any of his family to marry. Nevertheless, Elizabeth falls in love with the poet Robert Browning.
14. The Eagle and the Hawk (1933)
73 min | Action, Drama, War
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.
15. The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944)
130 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
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.
17. The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956)
Approved | 153 min | Drama, Romance, War
An ex-soldier faces ethical questions as he tries to earn enough to support his wife and children well.
Votes: 2,789 | Gross: $10.88M
18. The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954)
Approved | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War
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.
19. Christopher Columbus (1949)
Not Rated | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
Christopher Columbus overcomes intrigue at the Spanish court and convinces Queen Isabella that his plan to reach the East by sailing west is practical.
21. Anna Karenina (1935)
Passed | 95 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 4,197 | Gross: $0.87M
24. Design for Living (1933)
Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Romance
A woman cannot decide between two men who love her, and the trio agree to try living together in a platonic friendly relationship.