Tag Archives: Jimmy Stewart

The Directors’ Chair: Rope

The Directors’ Chair: Rope (1948) ROPE ( 1948 ) – SUBVERTING THE DRAWING ROOM PLAY Right off the bat, Hitchcock shows us a murder. “Good Americans usually die young on the battlefield, don’t they? Well the Davids of the world … Continue reading

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The Directors’ Chair: Rear Window

The Directors’ Chair: Rear Window (Hitchcock, 1954) “REAR WINDOW” (1954) – CURIOSITY KILLED THE… Holed up in his apartment with a broken leg, a photo journalist played by James Stewart, whiles away his recuperative time watching his neighbors in the … Continue reading

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The Directors’ Chair: The Man Who Knew Too Much

“THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH” ( 1956 ) ~ QUE SERA SERA Why? Because you’re the affable, all-American James Stewart, that’s why. I’ve no real clue why Stewart’s picked, other than he’s a great foil to get pushed around … Continue reading

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The Barrymore Trilogy Blogathon: Lionel Barrymore in You Can’t Take It With You

“You can’t take it with you… So what good is it? As near as I can see, the only thing you can take with you is the love of your friends.”    Lionel Barrymore as Grandpa Vanderhoff ….. Anyone who knows … Continue reading

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In Celebration of National Classic Movie Day: “My Favorite Classic Movie” Blogathon — You Can’t Take It With You

“You can’t take it with you… So what good is it? As near as I can see, the only thing you can take with you is the love of your friends.”   -Grandpa Vanderhoff ….. Anyone who knows me, knows that … Continue reading

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31 Days of Oscar Blogathon: You Can’t Take It With You

“Maybe it’ll stop you trying to be so desperate about making more money than you can ever use . You can’t take it with you, Mr. Kirby. So what good is it? As near as I can see, the only … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Todd Karns

Born January 15, 1921 Actor Todd Karns! Todd Karns appeared in over 35 film and TV roles — most famously as Harry Bailey (Jimmy Stewart‘s brother) in It’s a Wonderful Life.  Todd Karns also just happens to be the son … Continue reading

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