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"Palm Beach Story" and "Sullivan's Travels" quickly come to mind as favorites of this actor. Just finished watching "Splendor" with Miriam Hopkins. Has Joel McRae ever been "Star of the Month?" If not, he deserves to be. Oh, and did I mention handsome??? To die for!!!! Gorgeous, simply gorgeous!!!!
- Connie Dutton
Why am I just now seeing these wonderful movies! If Joel McCrea is in a movie I want to see it! I loved 'Star in my Crown, Ride the High Country etc. Any movie he stars in is a hit with me! I have not seen a poor one yet! I have ordered some DVD's .I just don't understand why more of his movies are not shown today
An Actor Deserving of Far Greater Attention
The more I've watched Joel McCrea the more I appreciate his natural blending into almost any role; great timing, delivery, and an inherently flowing screen presence. From his starring turn in "Most Dangerous Game" in 1933, to his pairing with Randolph Scott in "Ride the High Country" thirty years later he consistently gave excellent, heartfelt performances. Anyone who appreciates an actor who can flow easily between comedy and drama - often within the same film, and do so with a sincerity rarely seen in any era, will come to appreciate this fine actor. For me, the final scene in "Foreign Correspondent" when he's reporting on live radio the beginning of World War II while the bombs are falling, stating to the USA to keep the lights burning because those lights are the most important ones remaining on earth continues to be a particularly poignant and finely-acted moment. He shined in all genres, and I also recommend highly his role as the honest, kind young man trying to arise from ghetto poverty in "Dead End," as well as the pathos he exuded with his great turn in "Colorado Territory." Even those times when the material may not have been as good as it might have been, Joel McCrea seemed to impart a deep genuineness and heart that elevated it to a higher plain. I applaud TCM for attempting to increase his exposure to those of us who love quality films.
McCrea playing McCrea - how wonderful - portraying a leading man in the movies who wants to find out what life is like for the much less fortunate, and coming upon an equally charming wanna be by the name of Veronica Lake; these two were and still are mesmerizing in their portrayals - so memorable that George Clooney fell in love with the story (Oh Brother Where Art Thou). Joel McCrea will not be forgotten.
This is definitely one of my favorite Joel McCrea movies. It is by no means ordinary. It is loaded with fights, comedy sadness, greed, and chivalry. I know I left some stuff out, so you just have to see it for yourself. Oh yeah and several "thought provoking moments too.
My daily fix with Joel McCrea
- Char Blomquist
I messed up the first review.. I watch at least 4 of his movies aday.....over and over anddddd over.l Love this MAN
I've enjoyed every movie I've watched with Joel McCrea in it, to many to name. His acting was so good & natural that you would actually forget he was acting. Very stunning, very witted n so believable, so real. And above all this, Very Handsome. :) Wish he could of gotten the Credit that he so deserves. Certainly was one of the best in his area of time n even now. <3
One of the most underrated actors
- Chris Fortner
I enjoy watching a number of his movies especially Foreign Correspondent and The Palm Beach Story. He is yet another reason I wished I was born and lived or better yet been able to work in the movies during Hollywood's Golden Age.
Colorado Territory one of his best!
Joel McCrea easily one of the most under-rated actors ever! I always watch any movie he was in.. he had class, much like Randolph Scott and lent it to any production he was in. He deserves a marathon on TCM..
I loved Foreign Correspondent.
Joel McCrea is one handsome, talented actor who I don't think received as much attention as he should have. He has a wonderful screen presence and I'm happy that TCM has highlighted his work on occasion. I would love to see him as one of your private screenings subjects. He is fabulous in Foreign Correspondent, a great movie and in so many others. Great to look at, too.
One of the best movies
I just watched More the Merrier with Joel McCrea and I thought was one of the most charming movies ever made. Joel McCrea was wonderful in the movie.
Joel McCrea falls into the category of fantastic actors of the golden era that have been forgotten or overlooked by today's movie watchers. His work from westerns to dramas to comedies is consistantly excellent and deserves more praise than it receives.
One of Hollywood's best actors
Out of all the many great actors/actress the "golden age" gave us, few others were more "golden" than Joel McCrea.