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Ronald Colman Actor: From Mad Killer to Lovestruck Amnesiac & Should Humankind Be Spared?

Updated: Following a couple of Julie London Westerns*, Turner Classic Movies will return to its July 2017 Star of the Month presentations. This evening, July 27, Ronald Colman can be seen in five titles from his later years: A Double Life, Random Harvest (1942), The Talk of the Town (1942), The Late George Apley (1947), and The Story of Mankind (1957). The first three titles are among the most important in Colman's long film career. George Cukor's A Double Life earned him his one and only Best Actor Oscar; Mervyn LeRoy's Random Harvest earned him his second Best Actor Oscar nomination; George Stevens' The Talk of the Town was shortlisted for seven Oscars, including Best Picture. All three feature Ronald […]


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Ronald Colman Actor: From Mad Killer to Lovestruck Amnesiac & Should Humankind Be Spared?



Greer Garson Movies

Greer Garson, Ronald Colman in Mervyn LeRoy's Random Harvest Greer Garson, one of the most underrated actresses of the studio era, will have her day – and I mean “day” as in morning and afternoon – on Turner Classic Movies on Wednesday, Sept. 29. Garson would have turned 106 years old on that date. Now, when I say “underrated” I mean Garson is underappreciated today. Had she played gun molls in Howard Hawks' or Samuel Fuller's film noirs, or whores with a heart of gold in John Ford Westerns, perhaps she'd get more respect from current film historians and connoisseurs. Instead, Greer Garson made a career out of playing well-spoken, well-dressed, well-coiffed scientists, activists, housewives, librarians, widows, nuns, and the […]


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Greer Garson Movies