Fredric March Films: 'Inherit the Wind' & 'Seven Days in May'

Spencer Tracy as a fictionalized Clarence Darrow, Fredric March as a fictionalized William Jennings Bryan in Stanley Kramer's Inherit the Wind Turner Classic Movies' Fredric March tribute ends tonight with the presentation of six movies: Inherit the Wind (1960), There Goes My Heart (1938), Seven Days in May (1964), The Young Doctors (1961), The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944), and Anthony Adverse (1936). Of those, […]

Fredric March Movies: From 'A Star Is Born' to 'Alexander the Great'

Adolphe Menjou, Lionel Stander, Fredric March, Janet Gaynor in William A. Wellman's A Star Is Born (top); March in William Wyler's The Best Years of Our Lives (bottom) Fredric March, Turner Classic Movies' Star of the Month, can be seen tonight at his best in two films and at his very worst in one. March is excellent as the John Gilbert-John Barrymoreish soon-to-be has-been in […]

The Oscars: The Nominations Show

Judy Garland in A Star Is Born In his blog, film reviewer Richard Roeper says the following: “When it comes to announcing the Oscar nominees, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences continues to cling to is Old World ways. They race through the lists at 5:30 a.m. PST, in order to get live coverage on the morning talk shows. “That's just stupid.” Roeper […]

Fredric March Movies

Carole Lombard, Fredric March in a Nothing Sacred publicity shot. Fredric March has his “Summer Under the Stars” day on Monday, Aug. 24. Turner Classic Movies will present 13 Fredric March films, including the TCM premiere of Richard Boleslawski's Academy Award-nominated Les Miserables (1935), a handsome – if dramatically stale – adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel that pits March's bread-thief Jean Valjean against Charles […]

Miriam Hopkins Biography: Q&A with Allan Ellenberger

Remembering Miriam Hopkins Although relatively forgotten and, when remembered, usually dismissed as a second-rate talent (quite possibly by those who have never seen her on film), Miriam Hopkins was actually a highly capable performer who worked with some of the most renowned directors in Hollywood history – Rouben Mamoulian, Ernst Lubitsch, and William Wyler, among them. Hopkins was also a household name in the 1930s, […]

Pre-Code Paramount Movies: Claudette Colbert & Mae West & Gary Cooper + Rare Early Oscar Nominee

Film Forum screenings: Claudette Colbert & Mae West + Gary Cooper Paramount Pre-Code classics “Paramount Before the Code,” consisting of more than 40 classics, semi-classics, and forgotten gems from Hollywood's little-remembered Naughty Age, will be screened at New York City's Film Forum from June 24 to July 21. The program features Paramount movies released during the years between the coming of sound in 1928 and the […]