George Brent Found! for His March 15 Birthday

Mar 14 2013

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)

George Brent, Geraldine Fitzgerald and Bette Davis 1940 Tobacco Card

George Brent, Geraldine Fitzgerald and Bette Davis are shown in a scene from Dark Victory on this 1940 tobacco card issued by A and M Wix in Great Britain and South Africa as part of their 250-card Cinema Cavalcade Volume 2 set of cards.



  • 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.
George Brent 1934 Wills Tobacco Card

George Brent pictured on a 1934 Wills Famous Film Stars tobacco card issued out of Australia.

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