Fredric March began a career in banking but in 1920 found himself cast as an extra in films being produced in New York. He could play roles varying from heavy drama to light comedy, and was often best portraying men in anguish
Tied with Wallace Beery "The Champ"
Director: George Cukor and Cyril Gardner. Also starred Henrietta Crosman, Arnold Korff and Frank Conroy. Fredric March nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.
Director: William A. Wellman. Also starred Walter Connolly, Sig Ruman & Frank Fay. Plot: To redeem himself after a hoax, reporter Wallace Cook (March) proposes a series of stories on doomed Hazel Flagg (Lombard)...
Director: Wiliam A. Wellman. Also starred May Robson, Andy Devine & Lionel Stander. Plot: 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. Won an Oscar.
Director: Stanley Kramer. Also starred Dick York, Donna Anderson & Harry Morgan. Plot: 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.
Director: Gregory La Cava. Also starred Fay Wray, Vince Bennett & Jessie Ralph. Plot: The 16th-century sculptor woos the Duchess of Florence (Bennett) despite the duke.
Director: Dorothy Arzner. Also starred Shirley O'Hara, Adrienne Dore & Joyce Compton. Plot: Wild girls at a college pay more attention to parties than their classes.
IMDB rating 8.1/10. Director: William Wyler. Won 7 Oscars incl. Best Picture. BAFTA for Best Film from any Source. Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Drama. National Film Preservation Board, USA 'National Film Registry Award' 1989.
Director: Norman Z. McLeod. Also starred Alan Mowbray, Nancy Carroll & Eugene Pallette
Director: Clarence Brown. Also starred Maureen O'Sullivan, May Robson & Basil Rathbone. Plot: The married Anna Karenina (Garbo) falls in love with Count Vronsky (March) despite her husband's refusal to grant a divorce, and both must contend with the social repercussions.
Director: Lothar Mendes. Also starred Juliette Compton, George Barbier & Sidney Toler
IMDB rating 8.2/10. Director: Richard Boleslawski. Runtime USA:305 min.
Director: Michael Gordon. Also starred Geraldine Brooks, Stanley Ridges & John McIntire. Plot: A hard-line judge is tempted toward mercy-killing by his wife's terminal cancer.
Director: James Flood. Also starred Helen Mack, Nella Walker & William Collier Sr. Plot: A professor tires of the direction his life is going and wants to move west, but his girlfriend doesn't understand why he is so dissatisfied.
Director: Rouben Mamoulian. Not to be confused with the 1971 production, "Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde".
Director: Irving Rapper. Also starred Alan Hale, C. Aubrey Smith & John Carradine. Plot: A dramatised life of Samuel Langhorn Clemens, or Mark Twain.
Director: Richard Boleslawski. Also starred Rochelle Hudson, Florence Eldridge & John Beal. Plot: 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.