Fredric March (born Ernest Frederick McIntyre Bickel; August 31, 1897 – April 14, 1975) was an American actor, regarded as "one of Hollywood's most celebrated, versatile stars of the 1930s and '40s." He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) and The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), as well as the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for Years Ago (1947) and Long Day's Journey into Night (1956).
March is one of only two actors, the other being Helen Hayes, to have won both the Academy Award and the Tony Award twice.
Fredric March in 1939
Ernest Frederick McIntyre Bickel
August 31, 1897
Racine, Wisconsin, U.S.
|Died||April 14, 1975 (aged 77)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
Ellis Baker (m. 1921–1927)(divorced)
Florence Eldridge (m. 1927–1975)(his death); 2 children
March was born in Racine, Wisconsin, the son of Cora Brown Marcher (1863–1936), a schoolteacher from England, and John F. Bickel (1859–1941), a devout Presbyterian Church elder who worked in the wholesale hardware business. March attended the Winslow Elementary School (established in 1855), Racine High School, and the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he was a member of Alpha Delta Phi. He was also a member of an "interfraternity society composed of leading students" formed at the college in 1919 named Ku Klux Klan that "appears to have had no connection with the national Klan organization" but whose "choice of a name signals an identification—or at the very least, no meaningful discomfort—with the widely known violent actions of the Reconstruction-era Klan..." 
He began a career as a banker, but an emergency appendectomy caused him to re-evaluate his life, and in 1920 he began working as an extra in movies made in New York City, using a shortened form of his mother's maiden name. He appeared on Broadway in 1926, and by the end of the decade, signed a film contract with Paramount Pictures.
March received an Oscar nomination for the 4th Academy Awards in 1930 for The Royal Family of Broadway, in which he played a role modeled on John Barrymore. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for the 5th Academy Awards in 1932 for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (tied with Wallace Beery for The Champ, although March accrued one more vote than Beery). This led to roles in a series of classic films based on stage hits and classic novels like Design for Living (1933) with Gary Cooper and Miriam Hopkins; Death Takes a Holiday (1934); Les Misérables (1935) with Charles Laughton; Anna Karenina (1935) with Greta Garbo; Anthony Adverse (1936) with Olivia de Havilland; and as the original Norman Maine in A Star is Born (1937) with Janet Gaynor, for which he received his third Oscar nomination.
March resisted signing long-term contracts with the studios, enabling him to play roles in films from a variety of studios. He returned to Broadway after a ten-year absence in 1937 with a notable flop, Yr. Obedient Husband, but after the success of Thornton Wilder's The Skin of Our Teeth he focused as much on Broadway as on Hollywood. He won two Best Actor Tony Awards: in 1947 for the play Years Ago, written by Ruth Gordon; and in 1957 for his performance as James Tyrone in the original Broadway production of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night. He also had major successes in A Bell for Adano in 1944 and Gideon in 1961, and played Ibsen's An Enemy of the People on Broadway in 1951. During this period he also starred in films, including I Married a Witch (1942) and Another Part of the Forest (1948), and won his second Oscar in 1946 for The Best Years of Our Lives.
March also branched out into television, winning Emmy nominations for his third attempt at The Royal Family for the series The Best of Broadway as well as for television performances as Samuel Dodsworth and Ebenezer Scrooge. On March 25, 1954, March co-hosted the 26th Annual Academy Awards ceremony from New York City, with co-host Donald O'Connor in Los Angeles.
March's neighbor in Connecticut, playwright Arthur Miller, was thought to favor March to inaugurate the part of Willy Loman in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Death of a Salesman (1949). However, March read the play and turned down the role, whereupon director Elia Kazan cast Lee J. Cobb as Willy, and Arthur Kennedy as one of Willy's sons, Biff Loman, two men that the director had worked with in the film Boomerang (1947). March later regretted turning down the role and finally played Willy Loman in Columbia Pictures's 1951 film version of the play, directed by Laslo Benedek, receiving his fifth and final Oscar nomination as well as a Golden Globe Award. March also played one of two leads in The Desperate Hours (1955) with Humphrey Bogart. Bogart and Spencer Tracy had both insisted upon top billing and Tracy withdrew, leaving the part available for March.
On February 12, 1959, March appeared before a joint session of the 86th United States Congress, reading the Gettysburg Address as part of a commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth.
March co-starred with Spencer Tracy in the 1960 Stanley Kramer film Inherit the Wind, in which he played a dramatized version of famous orator and political figure William Jennings Bryan. March's Bible-thumping character provided a rival for Tracy's Clarence Darrow-inspired character. In the 1960s, March's film career continued with a performance as President Jordan Lyman in the political thriller Seven Days in May (1964) in which he co-starred with Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, and Edmond O'Brien; the part earned March a Golden Globe nomination as Best Actor.
March made several spoken word recordings, including a version of Oscar Wilde's The Selfish Giant issued in 1945, in which he narrated and played the title role, and The Sounds of History, a twelve volume LP set accompanying the twelve volume set of books The Life History of the United States, published by Time-Life. The recordings were narrated by Charles Collingwood, with March and his wife Florence Eldridge performing dramatic readings from historical documents and literature.
Following surgery for prostate cancer in 1970, it seemed his career was over, yet he managed to give one last performance in The Iceman Cometh (1973), as the complicated Irish saloon keeper, Harry Hope.
March was married to actress Florence Eldridge from 1927 until his death in 1975, and they had two adopted children. He died from prostate cancer, at age 77, in Los Angeles and was buried at his estate in New Milford, Connecticut.
Throughout his life, he and his wife were supporters of the Democratic Party.
In 1938, March was one of many Hollywood personalities investigated by the House of Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) and the hunt for Communists in the film community. In July 1940, he was among a number of individuals questioned by a HUAC subcommittee led by Representative Martin Dies.
March has a star for motion pictures on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1620 Vine Street. In addition, the 500-seat theater at the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh is named after March. The University of Wisconsin–Madison had named the 168-seat at the Memorial Union as the Fredric March Play Circle Theater, however removed his name in 2018 after student protests following a report detailing March's membership in an organization calling itself Ku Klux Klan.
|1921||The Education of Elizabeth||Extra||Uncredited|
|The Great Adventure||Extra||Uncredited|
|Paying the Piper||Extra||Uncredited|
|1929||The Dummy||Trumbull Meredith|
|The Wild Party||James 'Gil' Gilmore|
|The Studio Murder Mystery||Richard Hardell|
|Paris Bound||Jim Hutton|
|Footlights and Fools||Gregory Pyne||lost film; the soundtrack survives|
|The Marriage Playground||Martin Boyne|
|1930||Sarah and Son||Howard Vanning|
|Paramount on Parade||Doughboy||Cameo|
|Ladies Love Brutes||Dwight Howell|
|True to the Navy||Bull's Eye McCoy|
|The Royal Family of Broadway||Tony Cavendish||Nominated — Academy Award for Best Actor|
|1931||Honor Among Lovers||Jerry Stafford|
|The Night Angel||Rudek Berken|
|My Sin||Dick Grady|
|Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde||Dr. Henry Jekyll / Mr Edward Hyde||Academy Award for Best Actor (tied with Wallace Beery for The Champ)|
|1932||Strangers in Love||Buddy Drake / Arthur Drake|
|Merrily We Go to Hell||Jerry Corbett|
|Make Me a Star||Himself||behind-the-scenes drama, Uncredited|
|Smilin' Through||Kenneth Wayne|
|The Sign of the Cross||Marcus Superbus|
|Hollywood on Parade No. A-1||Himself||short film|
|1933||Tonight Is Ours||Sabien Pastal|
|The Eagle and the Hawk||Jerry H. Young||With Cary Grant and Carole Lombard|
|Design for Living||Thomas B. 'Tom' Chambers||With Gary Cooper and Miriam Hopkins|
|1934||All of Me||Don Ellis||With Miriam Hopkins and George Raft|
|Good Dame||Mace Townsley|
|Death Takes a Holiday||Prince Sirki / Death|
|The Affairs of Cellini||Benvenuto Cellini|
|The Barretts of Wimpole Street||Robert Browning||With Norma Shearer and Charles Laughton|
|We Live Again||Prince Dmitri Nekhlyudov|
|Hollywood on Parade No. B-6||Himself||short film|
|1935||Les Misérables||Jean Valjean / Champmathieu|
|Anna Karenina||Count Vronsky||With Greta Garbo|
|The Dark Angel||Alan Trent|
|Screen Snapshots Series 14, No. 11||Himself||short film|
|1936||The Road to Glory||Lieutenant Michel Denet|
|Mary of Scotland||Bothwell||With Katharine Hepburn|
Directed by John Ford
|Anthony Adverse||Anthony Adverse||With Olivia de Havilland|
|Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 3||Himself||short film|
|1937||A Star Is Born||Norman Maine||Nominated — Academy Award for Best Actor|
With Janet Gaynor
|Nothing Sacred||Wallace 'Wally' Cook|
|Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 5||Himself||short film|
|1938||The Buccaneer||Jean Lafitte|
|There Goes My Heart||Bill Spencer|
|Trade Winds||Sam Wye|
|1939||The 400 Million||Narrator||Documentary of Chinese history|
|1940||Susan and God||Barrie Trexel|
|Lights Out in Europe||Narrator||War documentary about the outbreak of World War II in Europe|
|1941||So Ends Our Night||Josef Steiner|
|One Foot in Heaven||William Spence|
|Bedtime Story||Lucius 'Luke' Drake||With Loretta Young and Robert Benchley|
|1942||I Married a Witch||Jonathan Wooley / Nathaniel Wooley / Samuel Wooley||With Veronica Lake and Robert Benchley|
|Lake Carrier||Narrator||Documentary short|
|1944||Valley of the Tennessee||Narrator||Voice|
|The Adventures of Mark Twain||Samuel Langhorne Clemens|
|Tomorrow, the World!||Mike Frame|
|1946||The Best Years of Our Lives||Al Stephenson||Academy Award for Best Actor|
Nominated — New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
With Myrna Loy
|1948||Another Part of the Forest||Marcus Hubbard|
|An Act of Murder||Judge Calvin Cooke|
|1949||Christopher Columbus||Christopher Columbus|
|The Ford Theatre Hour||Oscar Jaffe||Television |
Episode: "The Twentieth Century"
|1950||The Titan: Story of Michelangelo||Narrator||documentary about the life and works of Michelangelo Buonarroti|
|The Nash Airflyte Theater||Television|
Episode: "The Boor"
|1951||It's a Big Country||Joe Esposito|
|Death of a Salesman||Willy Loman||Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama|
Volpi Cup for Best Actor
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor
|Lux Video Theatre||Television|
Episode: "The Speech"
|1952||Lux Video Theatre||Captain Matt||Television|
Episode: "Ferry Crisis at Friday Point"
|Toast of the Town||Himself||later known as The Ed Sullivan Show|
|1953||25th Academy Awards||Himself||presenter Academy Award for Best Actress to Shirley Booth for Come Back, Little Sheba|
Episode: "The Last Night of Don Juan"
|Man on a Tightrope||Karel Cernik||With Terry Moore and Gloria Grahame|
|1954||The Bridges at Toko-Ri||Rear Admiral George Tarrant|
|26th Academy Awards||Himself||Co-hosted from New York, with Donald O'Connor in Hollywood|
|Executive Suite||Loren Phineas Shaw||Venice Film Festival Special Jury Prize for Ensemble Acting (shared with the principal cast)|
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor
|The Best of Broadway||Tony Cavendish||Television|
Episode: "The Royal Family" (based on March's Broadway play and film of the same name)
Nominated — Emmy Award for Best Single Performance by an Actor
|Shower of Stars||Ebenezer Scrooge||Television|
Episode: "A Christmas Carol"
Nominated — Emmy Award for Best Single Performance by an Actor
|What's My Line?||Himself|
|1955||The Desperate Hours||Dan C. Hilliard||With Humphrey Bogart|
|1956||Alexander the Great||Philip II of Macedon|
|The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit||Ralph Hopkins|
|Producers' Showcase||Sam Dodsworth||Television|
Nominated — Emmy Award for Best Single Performance by an Actor
|Shower of Stars||Eugene Tesh||Television|
Episode: "The Flattering World"
|Island of Allah||Narrator|
|1957||Toast of the Town||Himself||later known as The Ed Sullivan Show|
|1958||The DuPont Show of the Month||Arthur Winslow||Television|
Episode: "The Winslow Boy"
|Tales from Dickens||Host||also known as Fredric March Presents Tales From Dickens, March hosted seven episodes during 1958 and 1959. |
Episodes: "Bardell Versus Pickwick", "Uriah Heep", "A Christmas Carol", "David and Betsy Trotwood", "David and His Mother", "Christmas at Dingley Dell" and "The Runaways"
|1959||Middle of the Night||Jerry Kingsley||Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama|
Written by Paddy Chayevsky
|1960||Inherit the Wind||Matthew Harrison Brady||Won — Silver Bear for Best Actor (Berlin Film Festival)|
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor
With Spencer Tracy
|1961||The Young Doctors||Dr. Joseph Pearson|
|1962||I Sequestrati di Altona
(The Condemned of Altona)
|Albrecht von Gerlach|
|1963||A Tribute to John F. Kennedy from the Arts||Host||broadcast on November 24, 1963, two days after the assassination of John F. Kennedy|
|1964||Seven Days in May||President Jordan Lyman||David di Donatello Award for Best Foreign Actor|
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
With Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas
|The Presidency: A Splendid Mystery||Narrator||Television|
|1967||Hombre||Dr. Alex Favor||Nominated — Laurel Award for Top Male Supporting Performance|
With Paul Newman
|1970||…tick…tick…tick…||Mayor Jeff Parks|
|1973||The Iceman Cometh||Harry Hope||With Lee Marvin and Robert Ryan|
(final film role)
|1942||Lux Radio Theatre||One Foot in Heaven|
|1946||Academy Award||A Star Is Born|
|1949||MGM Theater of the Air||Citadel|
|1953||Theatre Guild on the Air||Cass Timberlane|
|1953||Star Playhouse||A Bell for Adano|
|1953||Star Playhouse||There Shall Be No Night|
Congress gets into the act tomorrow, when a joint session will be held. Carl Sandburg, famed Lincoln biographer, will give and address, and actor Fredric March will read the Gettysburg Address.
Hundreds of full-length films were produced during the decade of the 1940s. The great actor Humphrey Bogart made his most memorable films in this decade. Frank Capra's masterpiece It's a Wonderful Life and Orson Welles's masterpiece Citizen Kane were released. The film noir genre was at its height. Alfred Hitchcock made his American debut with the film Rebecca, and made many classics throughout the 1940s. The most successful film of the decade was Samuel Goldwyn's The Best Years of Our Lives; the film was directed by William Wyler, and starred Fredric March, Myrna Loy, Dana Andrews, Teresa Wright, Virginia Mayo, and Harold Russell. The film won nine Academy Awards.A Star Is Born (1937 film)
A Star Is Born is a 1937 American Technicolor romantic drama film produced by David O. Selznick, directed by William A. Wellman from a script by Wellman, Robert Carson, Dorothy Parker, and Alan Campbell, and starring Janet Gaynor (in her only Technicolor film) as an aspiring Hollywood actress, and Fredric March (in his Technicolor debut) as a fading movie star who helps launch her career. The supporting cast features Adolphe Menjou, May Robson, Andy Devine, Lionel Stander, and Owen Moore.
The film has been remade three times: in 1954 (directed by George Cukor and starring Judy Garland and James Mason), in 1976 (directed by Frank Pierson and starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson), and in 2018 (starring Bradley Cooper, who also directed, and Lady Gaga).Anna Karenina (1935 film)
Anna Karenina is a 1935 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film adaptation of the novel Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy and directed by Clarence Brown. The film stars Greta Garbo, Fredric March, Basil Rathbone and Maureen O'Sullivan. There are several other film adaptations of the novel.
In New York, the film opened at the Capitol Theatre, the site of many prestigious MGM premieres. The film earned $2,304,000 at the box office, and won the Mussolini Cup for best foreign film at the Venice Film Festival. Greta Garbo received a New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress for her role as Anna. In addition, the film was ranked #42 on the American Film Institute's list of AFI's 100 Years... 100 Passions.Christopher Columbus (1949 film)
Christopher Columbus is a 1949 British biographical film starring Fredric March as Christopher Columbus and Florence Eldridge as Queen Isabella. It is loosely based on the novel Columbus by Rafael Sabatini with much of the screenplay rewritten by Sydney and Muriel Box.Death Takes a Holiday
Death Takes a Holiday is a 1934 American Pre-Code romantic drama starring Fredric March, Evelyn Venable and Guy Standing. It is based on the 1924 Italian play La Morte in Vacanza by Alberto Casella (1891-1957), as adapted in English for Broadway in 1929 by Walter Ferris.Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931 film)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a 1931 American pre-Code horror film, directed by Rouben Mamoulian and starring Fredric March, who plays a possessed doctor who tests his new formula that can unleash people's inner demons. The film is an adaptation of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, the 1886 Robert Louis Stevenson tale of a man who takes a potion which turns him from a mild-mannered man of science into a homicidal maniac. March's performance has been much lauded, and earned him his first Academy Award.Les Misérables (1935 film)
Les Misérables is a 1935 American drama film starring Fredric March and Charles Laughton based upon the famous Victor Hugo novel of the same name. The movie was adapted by W. P. Lipscomb and directed by Richard Boleslawski. This was the last film for Twentieth Century Pictures before it merged with Fox Film Corporation to form 20th Century Fox. The plot of the film basically follows Hugo's novel Les Misérables, but there are a large number of differences.
The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, the Academy Award for Best Assistant Director, the Academy Award for Best Cinematography, and the Academy Award for Best Film Editing. The National Board of Review named the film the sixth best of 1935.Middle of the Night
Middle of the Night is a 1959 American drama film directed by Delbert Mann, and released by Columbia Pictures. It was entered into the 1959 Cannes Film Festival. It stars Fredric March and Kim Novak. The screenplay was adapted by Paddy Chayefsky from his Broadway play of the same name.Nothing Sacred (film)
Nothing Sacred is an American Technicolor screwball comedy film directed in 1937 by William A. Wellman, produced by David O. Selznick, and starring Carole Lombard and Fredric March. with a supporting cast featuring Charles Winninger and Walter Connolly. Ben Hecht was credited with the screenplay based on a story by James H. Street, and an array of additional writers, including Ring Lardner Jr., Budd Schulberg, Dorothy Parker, Sidney Howard, Moss Hart, George S. Kaufman and Robert Carson made uncredited contributions.
The lush, Gershwinesque music score was by Oscar Levant, with additional music by Alfred Newman and Max Steiner and a swing number by Raymond Scott's Quintette. The film was shot in Technicolor by W. Howard Greene and edited by James E. Newcom, and was a Selznick International Pictures production distributed by United Artists.
This was Lombard's only Technicolor film. She stated that this film was one of her personal favorites.Our Common Heritage
Our Common Heritage – Great Poems Celebrating Milestones in the History of America is a Decca Records album of phonograph records by various artists celebrating American ideals and patriotic themes. The album was edited, with notes, by Louis Untermeyer; original music and sound effects were composed by Victor Young and Lehman Engel with the Jean Neilson Verse Choir. Artists reading are Brian Donlevy, Agnes Moorehead, Fredric March, Walter Huston, Pat O'Brien, and Bing Crosby.Smilin' Through (1932 film)
Smilin' Through is a 1932 American pre-Code MGM romantic drama film based on the play by Jane Cowl and Jane Murfin, also named Smilin' Through.
The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture for 1932. It was adapted from Cowl and Murfin's play by James Bernard Fagan, Donald Ogden Stewart, Ernest Vajda and Claudine West. The movie was directed by Sidney Franklin and starred Norma Shearer, Fredric March, Leslie Howard and Ralph Forbes.
The film was a remake of an earlier 1922 silent version also directed by Sidney Franklin which starred Norma Talmadge.Susan and God
Susan and God is a 1940 American comedy-drama film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer directed by George Cukor and starring Joan Crawford and Fredric March. The screenplay was written by Anita Loos and was based upon a 1937 play by Rachel Crothers. The supporting cast features Rita Hayworth and Nigel Bruce.
The film follows the story of a society matron whose new-found religious fervor changes the relationships around her.The Best Years of Our Lives
The Best Years of Our Lives (aka Glory for Me and Home Again) is a 1946 American drama film directed by William Wyler, and starring Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Teresa Wright, Virginia Mayo, and Harold Russell. The film is about three United States servicemen re-adjusting to civilian life after coming home from World War II. Samuel Goldwyn was inspired to produce a film about veterans after reading an August 7, 1944, article in Time about the difficulties experienced by men returning to civilian life. Goldwyn hired former war correspondent MacKinlay Kantor to write a screenplay. His work was first published as a novella, Glory for Me, which Kantor wrote in blank verse. Robert E. Sherwood then adapted the novella as a screenplay.The Best Years of Our Lives won seven Academy Awards in 1946, including Best Picture, Best Director (William Wyler), Best Actor (Fredric March), Best Supporting Actor (Harold Russell), Best Film Editing (Daniel Mandell), Best Adapted Screenplay (Robert E. Sherwood), and Best Original Score (Hugo Friedhofer). In addition to its critical success, the film quickly became a great commercial success upon release. It became the highest-grossing film and most-attended film in both the United States and UK since the release of Gone with the Wind, selling approximately 55 million tickets in the United States which equaled a gross of $23,650,000. It remains the sixth most-attended film of all time in the UK, with over 20 million tickets sold and ticket sales exceeding US$20.4 million.The Road to Glory
The Road to Glory is a 1936 dramatic film depiction of World War I trench warfare in France directed by Howard Hawks, starring Fredric March, Warner Baxter, Lionel Barrymore, and June Lang, and produced by 20th Century Fox.The Royal Family of Broadway
The Royal Family of Broadway is a 1930 American pre-Code comedy film directed by George Cukor and Cyril Gardner and released by Paramount Pictures. The screenplay was adapted by Herman J. Mankiewicz and Gertrude Purcell from the play The Royal Family by Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman. It stars Ina Claire, Fredric March, Mary Brian, Henrietta Crosman, Arnold Korff, and Frank Conroy.
The film tells the story of a girl from a family of great Broadway actors who contemplates leaving show business and getting married. The characters are loosely based on the first American theatrical family, the Barrymores. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor (Fredric March).
A 35mm nitrate print of The Royal Family of Broadway was preserved at the UCLA Film and Television Archive in 1985. The film has not been released on DVD or Blu-Ray. Copyright is held by Universal / MCA.Trade Winds (film)
Trade Winds is a 1938 American comedy film distributed by United Artists, directed by Tay Garnett, and starring Fredric March and Joan Bennett, with a supporting cast featuring Thomas Mitchell, Ralph Bellamy, and Ann Southern. The screenplay was written by Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell, and Frank R. Adams, based on story by Tay Garnett.Victory (1940 film)
Victory is a 1940 film directed by John Cromwell and starring Fredric March, Cedric Hardwicke, and Betty Field. It was based on the popular novel by Joseph Conrad. On the eve of the American entry into World War II, the often-filmed Conrad story of a hermit on an island invaded by thugs was refashioned into a clarion call for intervention in the war in Europe, at the height of American isolationism.We Live Again
We Live Again is a 1934 film directed by Rouben Mamoulian and starring Anna Sten and Fredric March. The film is an adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's 1899 novel Resurrection (Voskraeseniye). The screenplay was written by Maxwell Anderson with contributions from a number of writers, including Preston Sturges and Thornton Wilder.
Producer Samuel Goldwyn made the film to showcase Russian actress Anna Sten, his newest discovery. It was Goldwyn who named the film "We Live Again", on the theory that it meant the same thing as "Resurrection" and was easier to understand. The first film adaptation of the Tolstoy novel was made in 1909 by D. W. Griffith, and ran 10 minutes. Numerous other film versions have been made since then.Wisconsin Union Theater
Wisconsin Union Theater is a performing arts center in Madison, Wisconsin, located in the University of Wisconsin–Madison's Memorial Union. Wisconsin Union Theater performances include world stage, concerts, dance, jazz and other special events.
Awards for Fredric March