Niles-Maine District Library


In Memory of James Garner: 1928-2014


Most famous for his TV work on the western Maverick (1957-1962) and The Rockford Files (1974-1980), Garner first made a name for himself in movie comedies such as Up Periscope (1959) and two Doris Day romantic comedies, Move Over, Darling and The Thrill of It All (both 1963). He went on to become a movie leading man in films like Grand Prix (1966) and Support Your Local Sheriff (1969), but never lost his strong character actor roots. He also stayed close to his early comedy roots, in movies such as Victor/Victoria (1982), Murphy’s Romance (1985), for which he was nominated for his only Oscar, and My Fellow Americans (1996).

Check out these James Garner movies at the Niles Public Library:

36 Hours

The Americanization of Emily

Barbarians at the Gate

Boy’s Night Out

Breathing Lessons

Cash McCall

Darby’s Rangers


Decoration Day

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Grand Prix

The Great Escape

Here Comes the Boom

Knight and Day



Move Over, Darling

Murphy’s Romance

My Fellow Americans

My Name Is Bill W

The Notebook

One Special Night

Paul Blart, Mall Cop



Space Cowboy

Streets of Laredo


Support Your Local Gunfighter

Support Your Local Sheriff

Sydney White

The Thrill of It All!

The Ultimate Gift

Up Periscope!


The Wheeler Dealers


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