Born on this date in 1899, the actor who co-starred with Bette Davis so many times that I thought today was Bette-day on TCM! They don’t help matters by capping their 8 movie Brent-Davis marathon with a Davis documentary, but the pair did appear in a total of 11 movies together and a few of them are some of Brent’s best remembered performances!
The Turner Classic Movies George Brent (and Bette Davis) birthday schedule for Friday, March 15, 2013:
- 6:00 am – The Rich Are Always With Us (1932)
- 7:15 am – So Big (1932)
- 8:45 am – Housewife (1934)
- 10:00 am – Front Page Woman (1935)
- 11:30 am – Jezebel (1938)
- 1:15 pm – Dark Victory (1939)
- 3:15 pm – The Old Maid (1939)
- 5:00 pm – In This Our Life (1942)
Note: TCM US schedule; All times EST
Following that marathon TCM airs the 1983 documentary Bette Davis: A Basically Benevolent Volcano at 6:45 pm.
And just for trivia’s sake, the remaining three movies that Davis and Brent appear in together: Special Agent (1935), The Golden Arrow (1936) and The Great Lie (1941)
- This is a very brief post at Time Machine to the Twenties, but it happens to contain my favorite George Brent fact.
- There’s a bit more Brent biography at this post at GarboForever which, of course, puts the focus on Brent’s single occasion co-starring with Garbo in The Painted Veil (1934)
- She Blogged By Night put together an entire series of Bette Davis posts under the banner of The Bette Davis Project. Here’s entry #5 looking at 1934’s Housewife which airs at 8:45 Friday morning.
- Dark Victory airs on TCM this afternoon. Laura’s Miscellaneous Musings took a look at it for the first time just late last year.
- Bette Davis is a favorite at the Classic Movies Digest. Here’s a look at the final film of the 2013 Brent-birthday marathon, In This Our Life, airing at 5 pm EST.
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