Thursday, May 24, 2012

 Fred MacMurray (1908-1991)

Americas favorite dad.

 “The two films I did with Billy Wilder — Double Indemnity (1944) and The Apartment (1960) — are the only two parts I did in my entire career that required any acting.”

As an insurance salesman gone bad in Double Indemnity (1944).

“I once asked Barbara Stanwyck the secret of acting. She said, Just be truthful, and if you can fake that youve got it made.’    

As a cop gone bad in Pushover (1954).
“I was lucky enough to make four pictures with Barbara. In the first I turned her in, in the second I killed her, in the third I left her for another woman, and in the fourth I pushed her over a waterfall. The one thing all these pictures had in common was that I fell in love with Barbara Stanwyck — and I did, too.”

My favorite MacMurray films: Double Indemnity (1944), Borderline (1950), Pushover (1954), Gun for a Coward (1957), Good Day for a Hanging (1959), The Apartment (1960)

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