TCM salutes the actor with 11 films.  Here are some of my picks:

The Americanization of Emily (1964)


Directed by the recently deceased Arthur Hiller, Garner is a Naval Lieutenant Commander who’s boss (Melvyn Douglas) decides the first dead man on Omaha Beach must be a sailor.  Julie Andrews co-stars in her only black-and-white movie.

The Thrill of it All (1963)


Though the film is a bit dated and sexist, it is still hilarious due to the two leads-Garner and Doris Day.  Day is a housewife who’s life turns upside down when she is selected to do a series of TV commercials.  In the photo above, Garner does not realize the family has just got a new swimming pool.

The Great Escape (1963)


Garner is one of the American POW’s in this true story of a group of soldiers who escape from a German POW camp.


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