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James Stewart is The Man From Laramie

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Aug 7, 2019

James Stewart as Lockhart. Shortly after Will Lockhart delivers a load of supplies in the small town of Coronado, he runs afoul of Dave Waggoman. The son of a wealthy rancher, the psychotic Dave punishes Will for inadvertently trespassing on Waggoman land. Dave burns Will's wagons and kills several read more

Book Review--Hank & Jim: The Fifty-Year Friendship of Henry Fonda and James Stewart

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Nov 3, 2017

Hank & Jim: The Fifty Year Friendship of Henry Fonda and James Stewart Scott Eyman Simon & Schuster, 2017 What you learn is never what’s said. It’s what’s done. -Jane Fonda I’ve always felt that platonic relationships don’t get enough attention from biographe read more

Seven Things to Know About James Stewart

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Oct 26, 2017

1. As a young man, James Stewart was fascinated with aviation and avidly followed Charles Lindbergh's solo flight across the Atlantic. Many years later, Stewart would play Lindbergh in the film biography The Spirit of St. Louis (1957). It was only one of several aviation-themed films he starred read more

Seven Things to Know About James Stewart

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Oct 26, 2017

1. As a young man, James Stewart was fascinated with aviation and avidly followed Charles Lindbergh's solo flight across the Atlantic. Many years later, Stewart would play Lindbergh in the film biography The Spirit of St. Louis (1957). It was only one of several aviation-themed films he starred read more

June Allyson and James Stewart

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Oct 7, 2017

Today, I'm writing about three films starring old Hollywood favorites June Allyson and James Stewart. This article is part of The June Allyson Centenary Blogathon hosted by Champagne for Lunch. During the 1950s, June Allyson and James Stewart were one of old Hollywood's top screen teams. The a read more

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) – with Jean Arthur and James Stewart

Classic Film Freak Posted by Greg Orypeck on Aug 24, 2016

Share This! An idealistic junior senator arrives in Washington, D.C., only to find corruption. Like most movie years, 1939 is remembered for a number of milestones, good and bad.  It was the last time the identity of the Oscar winners would be released to the press prior to the awards ceremony, sinc read more

2nd Annual Favorite Classic Movie Actor Tourney Championship Match: William Powell vs James Stewart

All Good Things Posted by monty on Jul 22, 2016

Alright, Alright, Alright..we have arrived at the final match in the 2nd annual Favorite Classic Movie Actor Tourney. It will be 30's era winner William Powell vs 40's era winner James Stewart. This marks both actors first time in the championship match. Powell made it to the final four last time o read more

You Can’t Take It with Your (1938) – with Jean Arthur and James Stewart

Classic Film Freak Posted by Greg Orypeck on Jun 30, 2016

Share This! “I was going up in the elevator [to work] and it struck me I wasn’t having any fun.  So I came right down and never went back.  Yes, sir, that was thirty-five years ago.”  —Grandpa Vanderhof (Lionel Barrymore) From his experience in directing Our Gang, Mack Sennett and Harry read more

Director Henry Koster and James Stewart

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jan 23, 2016

James Stewart and director Henry Koster made a wonderful team. They worked together on five films, beginning with the highly entertaining Harvey. Stewart had made numerous comedies in the 1930s and 1940s and had a natural knack for comedy, but in the 1950s and 1960s he was turning more and more towa read more

Director Henry Koster and James Stewart

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jan 23, 2016

James Stewart and director Henry Koster made a wonderful team. They worked together on five films, beginning with the highly entertaining Harvey. Stewart had made numerous comedies in the 1930s and 1940s and had a natural knack for comedy, but in the 1950s and 1960s he was turning more and more towa read more

Director Henry Koster and James Stewart

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jan 23, 2016

James Stewart and director Henry Koster made a wonderful team. They worked together on five films, beginning with the highly entertaining Harvey. Stewart had made numerous comedies in the 1930s and 1940s and had a natural knack for comedy, but in the 1950s and 1960s he was turning more and more towa read more

James Stewart Leads a Fools' Parade

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Sep 3, 2015

James Stewart behind "bars" in Fools' Parade. James Stewart's career in the 1960s and 1970s consisted largely of paternal roles, Westerns, and occasional supporting parts. There were some notable exceptions in the 1960s, specifically The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) and The Flight of th read more

The Best Films of James Stewart

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 28, 2014

1. It’s a Wonderful Life 2. Rear Window 3. Vertigo 4. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 5. The Philadelphia Story 6. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 7. Anatomy of a Murder 8. Harvey 9. The Shop Around the Corner 10. You Can’t Take it With You 11. Winchester ’73 12. Rope 13. Destry read more

The Best Films of James Stewart

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 28, 2014

1. It’s a Wonderful Life 2. Rear Window 3. Vertigo 4. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 5. The Philadelphia Story 6. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 7. Anatomy of a Murder 8. Harvey 9. The Shop Around the Corner 10. You Can’t Take it With You 11. Winchester ’73 12. Rope 13. Destry read more

What do James Stewart, Billy Wilder, and Connie Francis Have in Common?

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jun 9, 2014

The answer is the melodic strains of the of the song "Senza Fine." Italian composer Gino Paoli wrote "Senza Fine" in 1961. Although a popular success, it was not his biggest hit in his native country. That would be "Sapore Di Sale" or "Il Cielo in una Stanza." While those songs still have their ard read more

James Stewart in Born to Dance (1936)

The Vintage Cameo Posted by Emily on Apr 15, 2014

Before Vertigo, before The Philadelphia Story, and before Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, James Stewart was, like so many actors of the time, an MGM contract player, toiling away in quickly churned-out comedies and romances for $350 a week.  Though he’d ultimately garner more acclaim for his lat read more

The James Stewart Blogathon: Bend of the River (1952)

Caftan Woman Posted by Caftan Woman on Apr 14, 2014

An idea whose time has come!  This post is part of the James Stewart Blogathon hosted by the Classic Film & TV Cafe.  You can view the complete blogathon schedule here. The screen credit always read James Stewart, yet the people in the audience always called the actor "Jimmy".  read more

James Stewart and Anthony Mann Team Up for Winchester '73

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Apr 14, 2014

I think it's fair to say that Winchester '73 ushered in the "adult Western" of the 1950s. Although there were earlier Westerns with flawed heroes, hard-edged films like Winchester '73 reinvented the genre. Their protagonists were rugged men--often with a dark past--focused on revenge (Rancho No read more

James Stewart Blogathon: DESTRY RIDES AGAIN (1939)

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Apr 13, 2014

This post is part of the James Stewart Blogathon hosted by the Classic Film & TV Cafe. You can view the complete blogathon schedule here. If we come to Jimmy Stewart as a Western star looking back from the present, we peer through a history that makes his appearance in the genre seem obvious read more

James Stewart Blogathon: DESTRY RIDES AGAIN (1939)

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Apr 13, 2014

This post is part of the James Stewart Blogathon hosted by the Classic Film & TV Cafe. You can view the complete blogathon schedule here. If we come to Jimmy Stewart as a Western star looking back from the present, we peer through a history that makes his appearance in the genre seem obvious read more
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