Fredric March: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
Fredric March was born in Wisconsin on August 31, 1897. He’d go on to one day be one of the finest actors to come out of Hollywood. The actor has a wonderful filmography and give an excellent performance with every role he ever stepped into. If my arm were twisted and I had to give my personal favorite of his films it would be I Married a Witch and it ties (with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) for my favorite Frederic March performance.
Having said that, he has a great number of wonderful performances and films.
Fredric March and Veronica Lake
For whatever sinister reasons, I always find it so funny when I read that certain stars didn’t get along during filming. I guess part of the reason is it points out how they were human just like the rest of us! During the filming of I Married a Witch, Frederic March and Veronica Lake did not get along AT ALL. You’d never be able to tell from their performances or the film, though. They have so much chemistry you’d think they got along quite well!
Miriam Hopkins and Fredric March, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
His performance in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) stands as one of the all-time great performances on film. He pretty much set the bar so high I’m not certain an actor will ever even come close.
You can find Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde on dvd (Amazon link).
Frederic March: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde