March should be an interesting month on Turner Classic Movies, as the station is highlighting the films of Ronald Reagan.
Until recently I think I'd only seen him in the 1942 classic KINGS ROW, which airs March 18th. I thus didn't have any impressions of his acting beyond that, and was completely delighted with the charming actor I discovered in THE VOICE OF THE TURTLE (1947). The latter film is also being shown on March 18th, under its alternate title ONE FOR THE BOOK. I highly recommend this wonderful film, which costars Eleanor Parker.
My father has recently been viewing the Ronald Reagan Signature Collection DVDs and has been similarly impressed with Reagan's work in films like THE HASTY HEART, THE WINNING TEAM, and STORM WARNING, which unfortunately aren't scheduled to air this month. Interested viewers may want to check these out via Netflix or elsewhere.
I'm currently watching Reagan's 1949 comedy JOHN LOVES MARY (airing March 18th), which will most likely be reviewed here later this evening. (Update: here is the review.)
Some of the month's highlights: March 4th includes a series of "B" movies about the Secret Service, ANGELS WASH THEIR FACES, JUKE GIRL (costarring Ann Sheridan), and NIGHT UNTO NIGHT; March 11th, BROTHER RAT and BROTHER RAT AND A BABY; March 18th, KNUTE ROCKNE ALL-AMERICAN and DARK VICTORY; March 25th, SANTA FE TRAIL, DESPERATE JOURNEY, and HELLCATS OF THE NAVY. These are just a few of the 31 Reagan movies airing in March.
Reagan fans may enjoy reading a 2005 article John Meroney wrote about Reagan in Hollywood for National Review Online.