Joel Albert McCrea (November 5, 1905 – October 20, 1990) was an American actor whose career spanned a wide variety of genres over almost five decades, including comedy, drama, romance, thrillers, adventures, and Westerns, for which he became best known.
McCrea signed with Cecil B. DeMille for Union Pacific (1939) at Paramount. He died on his 57th wedding anniversary. Among movies that he turned down: Spitfire (1934) with Katharine Hepburn , The Impatient Years (1944), The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946), Intruder in the Dust (1949), The Story of Will Rogers (1952).
Joel McCrea is also one of my favorite actors from the 1930s and 40s. It just so happened that Charles Coburn is in this movie, too. Big deal! I simply had no idea how funny Charles Coburn was. Yes, I purchased this DVD mainly because of Jean Arthur and was delighted to see that Joel McCrea was also in this movie. However, Charles Coburn stole ...
Gunsight Ridge: Directed by Francis D. Lyon. With Joel McCrea, Mark Stevens, Joan Weldon, Addison Richards. Stage line agent investigates a series of robberies by taking the job of a deputy sheriff in a border Arizona town.
You may have overlooked Kino Lorber’s February Blu-ray release of The Great Moment (1944), starring Joel McCrea and Betty Field. It’s not an especially well-known title from the Paramount library, but it inspired Constantine Nasr, who produces bonus content for many studios, to volunteer to add two features that would place the film in historical context.