Thursday is Gregory Peck Day on Turner Classic Movies' Summer Under the Sun, with 11 movies in 24-hours from the iconic American actor who personified dignity and equanimity under pressure, and the American character and moral conscience to millions of film-goers all over the world
11 films of 1 Icon: Eleven films starring Gregory Peck, one of America's most-respected and admired actors when American movies, more than anything else, shaped the world's opinion of the content of the American character, making him an unofficial Ambassador of America's Moral Conscience.
In almost every one of his films, regardless of genre, regardless of what directing great was calling the shots on the set, while his sheer elegance may've been the first thing you noticed, it was always his ability to show an inner thoughtfulness, a certain kind of inner strength and purpose, moral clarity, and a willingness to fight for basic principles and concepts of fair play and equality that made audiences around the world root for him, regardless of the odds.
Complete list of all 11 Gregory Peck films being shown today over 24 hours on Turner Classic Movies, starting at 6 a.m. Eastern: http://summer.tcm.
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