Fredric March

Fredric March

Highest Rated: 100% One Foot in Heaven (1941)

Lowest Rated: 0% Alexander the Great (1956)

Birthday: Aug 31, 1897

Birthplace: Racine, Wisconsin, USA

Distinguished stage actor and one of Hollywood's most celebrated, versatile stars of the 1930s and 40s. March's roles ranged from light comedy ("The Royal Family of Broadway" 1930) to horror ("Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" 1932) to melodrama ("The Best Years of Our Lives" 1946). His classically trained voice and engaging good looks highlighted a number of period pieces, such as "Anna Karenina" (1935), but he seemed more at home playing contemporary characters like the fading actor in "A Star Is Born" (1937) and the exploitative reporter in the biting comedy "Nothing Sacred" (1937). March was married to actress Florence Eldridge (who died in 1988), opposite whom he appeared on stage and screen, from 1927 until his death.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
91% 75% The Iceman Cometh Harry Hope (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 60% ... Tick... Tick... Tick... Mayor Jeff Parks (Character) - 1970
93% 80% Hombre Dr. Alex Favor (Character) - 1967
91% 89% Seven Days in May President Jordan Lyman (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 86% The Condemned of Altona Albrecht von Gerlach (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 29% The Young Doctors Dr. Joseph Pearson (Character) - 1961
92% 91% Inherit the Wind Matthew Harrison Brady (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 56% Middle of the Night Jerry Kingsley (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Albert Schweitzer Albert Schweitzer (Voice) - 1957
75% 73% The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Ralph Hopkins (Character) - 1956
0% 42% Alexander the Great Philip of Macedonia (Character) - 1956
86% 79% The Desperate Hours Dan C. Hilliard (Character) - 1955
80% 61% The Bridges at Toko-Ri Rear Adm. George Tarrant (Character) - 1954
100% 72% Executive Suite Loren Phineas Shaw (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 78% Man on a Tightrope Karel Cernik (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 77% Death of a Salesman Willy Loman (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 10% It's a Big Country Unknown (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Titan: The Story of Michelangelo Narrator - 1950
No Score Yet 25% Christopher Columbus Christopher Columbus (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet An Act of Murder Judge Calvin Cooke (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Another Part of the Forest Marcus Hubbard (Character) - 1948
97% 93% The Best Years of Our Lives Al Stephenson (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 63% Tomorrow the World Mike Frame (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 58% The Adventures of Mark Twain Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Character) - 1944
95% 69% I Married a Witch Jonathan Wooley/Nathaniel Wooley/Samuel Wooley/Wallace Wooley (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 100% So Ends Our Night Josef Steiner (Character) - 1941
100% 52% One Foot in Heaven William Spence (Character) - 1941
33% 58% Bedtime Story Luke Drake (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Victory Hendrik Heyst (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lights Out in Europe Narrator - 1940
No Score Yet 27% Susan and God Barrie Trexel (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 400 Million Narrator - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trade Winds Sam Wye (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 57% There Goes My Heart Bill Spencer (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 29% The Buccaneer Jean Lafitte (Character) - 1938
100% 69% Nothing Sacred Wally Cook (Character) - 1937
100% 78% A Star Is Born Norman Maine (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 44% Mary of Scotland Bothwell (Character) - 1936
20% 51% Anthony Adverse Anthony Adverse (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 88% The Road to Glory Lieutenant Michel Denet (Character) - 1936
93% 69% Anna Karenina Vronsky (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 75% The Dark Angel Alan Trent (Character) - 1935
83% 85% Les Miserables Jean Valjean/Champmathieu (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Dame Mace Townsley (Character) - 1934
78% 69% The Barretts of Wimpole Street Robert Browning (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 29% The Affairs of Cellini Benvenuto Cellini (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet All of Me Don Ellis (Character) - 1934
88% 80% Death Takes a Holiday Death (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 33% We Live Again Prince Dmitri Nekhlyudov (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 71% The Eagle and the Hawk Jerry H. Young (Character) - 1933
71% 81% Design for Living Thomas B. "Tom" Chambers (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tonight Is Ours Sabien Pastal (Character) - 1933
100% 60% Merrily We Go to Hell Jerry Corbett (Character) - 1932
55% 63% The Sign of the Cross Marcus Superbus (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 76% Smilin' Through Kenneth Wayne/Jeremy Wayne (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Honor Among Lovers Jerry Stafford (Character) - 1931
90% 80% Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Dr. Henry Jekyll/Mr. Hyde (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Manslaughter Dan O'Bannon (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet 83% The Royal Family of Broadway Tony Cavendish (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet 40% Sarah and Son Howard Vanning (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet 70% Laughter Paul Lockridge (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet True to the Navy Unknown (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet 69% The Wild Party James Gilmore (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paris Bound Jim Hutton (Character) - 1929

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shower of Stars Ebenezer Scrooge (Character) 1954

QUOTES FROM Fredric March CHARACTERS

Hornbeck says: Mr. Brady, it is the duty of a newspaper to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.

Hornbeck says: Sit down, Samson, you’re about to get a haircut.

Hornbeck says: Sit down, Samson, you're about to get a haircut.

Henry Drummond says: I don’t swear for the hell of it. Language is a poor enough means of communication. We’ve got to use all the words we’ve got. Besides, there are damn few words anybody understands.

Henry Drummond says: I don't swear for the hell of it. Language is a poor enough means of communication. We've got to use all the words we've got. Besides, there are damn few words anybody understands.

Matthew Harrison Brady says: I have been to their cities and I have seen the altars upon which they sacrifice the futures of their children to the gods of science. And what are their rewards? Confusion and self-destruction. New ways to kill each other in wars. I tell you gentlemen the way of science is the way of darkness.

Henry Drummond says: An idea is a greater monument than a cathedral. And the advance of man’s knowledge is a greater miracle than all the sticks turned to snakes or the parting of the waters.

Henry Drummond says: An idea is a greater monument than a cathedral. And the advance of man's knowledge is a greater miracle than all the sticks turned to snakes or the parting of the waters.

Matthew Harrison Brady says: I do not think about things I don't think about.

Henry Drummond says: Do you ever think about things that you do think about?

Henry Drummond says: Suppose God whispered into a Bertram Cate’s ear that an un-Brady thought could still be holy? Must men go to jail because they find themselves at odds with a self-appointed prophet?

Henry Drummond says: Suppose God whispered into a Bertram Cate's ear that an un-Brady thought could still be holy? Must men go to jail because they find themselves at odds with a self-appointed prophet?

Hornbeck says: Well, We’re growing a strange crop of agnostics this year.

Hornbeck says: Well, We're growing a strange crop of agnostics this year.

Henry Drummond says: An idea is a greater monument than a cathedral. And the advance of man’s knowledge is a greater miracle than all the sticks turned to snakes or the parting of the waters.

Henry Drummond says: An idea is a greater monument than a cathedral. And the advance of mans knowledge is a greater miracle than all the sticks turned to snakes or the parting of the waters.

Matthew Harrison Brady says: I do not think about things I don't think about.

Henry Drummond says: Do you ever think about things that you do think about?

Dr. Henry Jekyll/Mr. Hyde says: Free, Free At Last!

Dr. Henry Jekyll/Mr. Hyde says: Free, free at last!

Norman Maine says: Do you think I'm slipping?

Oliver Niles says: Can you take it?

Norman Maine says: Yeah, go ahead.

Oliver Niles says: The tense is wrong. You're not slipping - you've slipped.

Dr. Henry Jekyll/Mr. Hyde says: I have no soul. I'm beyond the pale. I'm one of the living dead!

Wally Cook says: Listen, my dying swan, this is no time to stop faking! You're gonna have pneumonia and you're gonna have it good!