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  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Two Rode Together"(1961)

    04/06/2014 11:36:37 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 18 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1961 | John Ford
  • ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Sequel in the Works (EXCLUSIVE)

    11/18/2013 3:06:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Variety ^ | 11/18/2013 | Dave McNary
    Star Partners and Hummingbird Prods. are collaborating on production of a sequel to Frank Capra’s iconic 1946 movie “It’s a Wonderful Life,” which starred Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed.The sequel, titled “It’s A Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story,” is being financed by Allen J. Schwalb of Star Partners who will also produce along with Bob Farnsworth of Hummingbird. The duo are aiming to get the movie into theaters for the 2015 holiday season.Karolyn Grimes, who played George Bailey’s daughter “Zuzu” in the original, will return for the “Wonderful Life” sequel as an angel who shows Bailey’s unlikeable...
  • Mister Cruz goes to Washington; we can write the ending of this one too

    09/27/2013 1:33:10 PM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/27/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    We’ve seen Ted Cruz’s story before. In 1939 Jimmy Stewart and Frank Capra teamed up to produce the classic, ”Mister Smith goes to Washington.” What started out as a nice little “what if” movie about one man’s influence in Washington and ended up being an enduring reminder of the power of truth to destroy lies. The parallels between Stewart’s Senator Jefferson Smith and Texas Senator Ted Cruz aren’t exact, but strong enough to make the point Capra was trying to make. Both are young, intelligent, fearless and idealistic. When Smith tries to pass a simple, wholesome sounding bill he is...
  • Pilgrim (John Wayne to Jimmy Stewart in "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance")

    11/17/2012 9:57:04 AM PST · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 13, 2007 | Uploaded by ICLAIMTHISNAME
    CONTAINS SPOILERS! Be warned. In 1962, John Ford's 'The Man who Shot Libery Valance' was released starring John Wayne and James Stewart. This video is a dedication to Wayne's role.
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Night Passage" (1957)

    10/07/2012 1:55:18 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1957 | James Neilson
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKJ7Tk0sfbc The pick for this week's feature is "Night Passage". This 1957 western features decorated WWII vets and patriots Jimmy Stewart and Audie Murphy as brothers on the opposite sides of the law. I miss patriotic, pro-American actors like Stewart and Murphy. Also features, Hugh Beaumont(a/k/a Ward Cleaver, one of TV's best on-screen dads) as a railroad tycoon.
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Far Country"

    09/02/2012 11:58:32 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    One of the best of the Anthony Mann-directed Jimmy Stewart westerns of the 1950s. Love the scene at the beginning when Stewart tosses the guns to the two cowboys. It's definitely one of his grittier roles.
  • TCM Classic Movie: The Glenn Miller Story

    03/03/2012 2:36:59 PM PST · by re_nortex · 28 replies · 1+ views
    TCM ^ | March 3, 2012 | TCM Staff
    This superb 1954 film starring Jimmy Stewart, June Allyson and featuring Harry Morgan will be shown tonight (Saturday, March 3, 2012) at 10:15 PM Eastern Time on TCM.
  • The Yeti, a severed finger spirited from Nepal, and a famous film star.

    12/27/2011 4:38:01 AM PST · by Daffynition · 39 replies · 1+ views
    DailyMail ^ | 27th December 2011 | Matthew Hill
    The full edited title: The Yeti, a severed finger spirited from Nepal, and a famous film star. DNA tests will finally solve a truly bizarre mystery Set high in a remote Himalayan mountain range stands the Pangboche Buddhist monastery. During heavy snowstorms, it can be found only by travellers who listen for the monks’ ceremonial horns. The walls are lined with traditional Nepalese paintings depicting the treacherous tracks to the monastery. And among them are pictures of the legendary ape-like creature we refer to as the Yeti.
  • Did Mr Potter get away with the money? [Wonderful Life] - Vanity

    12/23/2011 2:21:48 PM PST · by SES1066 · 25 replies
    This wonderful Christmas perennial is very unusual for films in that Hays Code Era, a villain gets away with the crime. Does that affect your feelings about this movie? For me, when I saw this movie in my youth, it did catch my thought and I remember asking my parents why. Now as a seasoned adult, I think that I appreciate a movie that does not wrap up all of the threads into a neat package.
  • Jimmy Stewart Museum needs a George Bailey miracle

    12/12/2010 1:52:52 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 27 replies
    MSNBC.com ^ | December 6, 2010 | Chris Rodell
    The Jimmy Stewart Museum needs a George Bailey moment. It needs a community of good-hearted people who revere all that’s good about Hollywood to dance in with baskets of cash to save it from a dreary Pottersville of a future with shuttered windows and sidewalks of scowling strangers. It needs a Sam Wainwright to wire it a line of credit to ensure future generations of Americans won’t forget about a Yankee Doodle Dandy whose charm and patriotism still resonate. Hee! Haw! “It’s touch and go right now,” says museum executive director Timothy Harley. “We need a cash influx to help...
  • Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (scene following his 23 hour filibuster)

    02/20/2010 1:37:51 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 1 replies · 297+ views
    A brilliant scene from the end of "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington", when Jeff Smith, after 23 hours of talking sense to the nation, gets hit with 50,000 phony telegrams demanding that he resign. If this scene doesn't move you, then you have a stone heart and a leather soul!
  • It’s a Wonderful Copyright Mess

    12/24/2009 8:22:18 AM PST · by AJKauf · 59 replies · 1,641+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Dec.. 24 | Adam Graham
    the case of It’s a Wonderful Life. When the film was released in 1946, it was given a 28-year copyright term which was eligible for a 28-year renewal. For whatever reason, a request wasn’t put in for renewal, and it was believed to have fallen into the public domain in 1975. Had it not connected with the American people on its rediscovery, it would have become a resident of dollar DVD bins, like other public domain mainstays such as the Fleischer Superman cartoons or Bill Cosby’s TV movie Tell All My Friends on the Shore. However, the movie studio smelled...
  • Jimmy Stewart and Psalm 91

    12/17/2009 3:32:58 PM PST · by NYer · 41 replies · 1,086+ views
    NC Register ^ | December 17, 2009 | JOSEPH PRONECHEN
    When it comes to a Christmastime movie, a perennial favorite of most everyone is It’s a Wonderful Life. Jimmy Stewart made no secret it was his favorite film and favorite role as George Bailey. The poignant slice of Americana is on the Vatican’s film list and No. 5 on the Register’s 100 best films list. No matter how many times we watch it, the story remains fresh and remarkably uplifting. And with strong spiritual implications whose foundations were laid before filming began. Before Stewart became George Bailey, his guardian angel surely watched over him during harrowing combat missions in World...
  • 'Wonderful Life' actor Stewart makes Aviation Hall

    07/18/2009 8:46:25 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 7 replies · 496+ views
    hostednews/ ^ | 35 minutes ago | JAMES HANNAH
    DAYTON, Ohio — Late Hollywood actor Jimmy Stewart has been inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame in Ohio along with astronaut Edward White, who gave his life as part of man's race to the moon.
  • Jimmy Stewart and God (The actor discussed his faith and 'It's a Wonderful Life' in 1977 article)

    07/12/2009 10:27:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies · 2,184+ views
    Christianity Today ^ | 7/9/2009 | Mark Moring
    Remember the scene near the end of It's a Wonderful Life, where Jimmy Stewart, playing the role of George Bailey, breaks down in a pub, crying out to God in utter despair? (Watch the scene here; fast-forward to the 5:30 mark.) Apparently Stewart wasn't really acting; those tears were real. In this 1977 article that Stewart wrote for Guideposts, the actor recalls that George "is unaware that most of the people in town are arduously praying for him. In this scene, at the lowest point in George Bailey's life, Frank Capra was shooting a long shot of me slumped in...
  • Wonderful? Sorry, George, It’s a Pitiful, Dreadful Life

    12/22/2008 4:47:10 AM PST · by 7thson · 90 replies · 1,773+ views
    The New York Slimes ^ | December 18, 2008 | WENDELL JAMIESON
    Lots of people love this movie of course. But I’m convinced it’s for the wrong reasons. Because to me “It’s a Wonderful Life” is anything but a cheery holiday tale. Sitting in that dark public high school classroom, I shuddered as the projector whirred and George Bailey’s life unspooled.
  • Classic movie It's A Wonderful Life on NBC right now (12/13)

    12/13/2008 5:07:54 PM PST · by lowbridge · 66 replies · 1,043+ views
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  • Robert J. Anderson, 75; child actor was young George Bailey in 'It's a Wonderful Life'

    06/11/2008 11:32:08 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 8 replies · 593+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 8, 2008 | Claire Noland
    Robert J. Anderson, a former child actor best known for playing the young George Bailey in the 1946 Christmas film classic "It's a Wonderful Life," has died. He was 75. Anderson was 12 when director Frank Capra cast him as Jimmy Stewart's youthful counterpart in the heartwarming tale set in Bedford Falls. As the adult George Bailey contemplates suicide, his life is told in flashback so his guardian angel Clarence can get to know him. Young George rescues his brother from drowning, dreams about being an explorer and saves the town pharmacist, Mr. Gower, from accidentally poisoning a customer. The...
  • McClellan Book Reminds Matthews of 'Mr. Smith Goes to Washington'

    05/29/2008 3:44:55 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 40 replies · 98+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "I'm not fit to be a Senator. I'm not fit to live. Expel me! Expel me! Not him. Every word that boy said is the truth! Every word about Taylor and me and graft and the rotten political corruption of our state. Every word of it is true. I'm not fit for office! I'm not fit for any place of honor or trust. Expel me!"—Claude Rains as the corrupt Sen. Joseph Paine in "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" Chris Matthews has broken out a Jimmy Stewart/Mr. Smith Goes to Washington analogy to praise Scott McClellan's book and assess its impact....
  • Jimmy Stewart's 100th celebrated in Indiana(PA)

    05/18/2008 2:58:00 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 48 replies · 176+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | 05/18/2008 | staff
    When he returned home from World War II, Hollywood icon James Stewart was featured on the cover of Life magazine in front of the Indiana County courthouse. "In New York, Stewart refused a hero's welcome," the text read. "Instead, he drove to Indiana, Pa., 50 miles from Pittsburgh. There, in his parents' comfortable red-brick home overlooking the town, he slept late, played the piano and joked with his family about the old days." Just plain folks. That was the Jimmy Stewart legend. It also appears to have been much of the reality
  • JUMP, GEORGE, JUMP!

    11/25/2007 1:17:12 PM PST · by mware · 74 replies · 85+ views
    New York Post ^ | Nov 25, 2007 | KYLE SMITH
    While watching the new colorization of “It's a Wonderful Life" on DVD - this time they got it right; no longer do you get the feeling you're watching a black-and-white film through stained glass - I thought: you know who would love this? Why, that visionary American innovator Henry F. Potter. That's right, Mr. Potter - the unsung hero of “It's a Wonderful Life," the canny businessman who tried (and, alas, failed) to turn boring, repressed Bedford Falls - a town full of drunks, child beaters, vandals and racial and sexual harassers - into an exciting new destination nightspot called...
  • Stamp honors James Stewart [decorated World War II bomber pilot ]

    08/16/2007 2:35:19 PM PDT · by Dubya · 44 replies · 2,158+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 16, 2007 | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID
    Lots of actors play war heroes on the screen. James Stewart was one in real life. A decorated World War II bomber pilot who returned from battle to star in "It's A Wonderful Life," Stewart will be commemorated on a new 41-cent postage stamp being released Friday. Stewart flew 20 bombing missions over Germany, including one over Berlin, after wrangling combat duty when commanders would have preferred to use a movie star for morale building work at home. As a squadron commander, Stewart flew many dangerous missions when he could have sent others instead, recalled Robbie Robinson, a sergeant who...
  • Air Base Honors Jimmy Stewart

    08/13/2007 11:01:45 AM PDT · by RDTF · 48 replies · 1,420+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | August 13, 2007 | Steve Vogel
    A technology center at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington will be named today in honor of actor Jimmy Stewart, according to an Air Force news release. -snip- The center will be dedicated as the Brig. Gen. James Stewart Theater in honor of the actor's service and his efforts "to promote Air Force heritage and morale programs to benefit future generations of Airmen," the release said.
  • "It's A Wonderful Life" is on right now on NBC

    12/24/2005 7:29:15 PM PST · by lowbridge · 12 replies · 300+ views
    12/24/05
    It started back at 8pm. Right now is playing the scene where Clarence grants George's wish that he was never born. His mouth stopped bleeding. Clothes dry. "I cant fly! I dont have my wings!" "Wheres my car?" Pottersville? You mean Bedford Falls! Pottersville! You think I dont know where I live?"
  • Military Veterans In Popular Entertainment

    08/21/2005 4:51:05 PM PDT · by jscottdavis_for_48th_district · 287+ views
    Please view the link for my article regarding Clint Eastwood and military veterans in popular entertainment.
  • Article: Hollywood's Military Veterans by J. Scott Davis

    08/22/2005 6:09:43 AM PDT · by jscottdavis_for_48th_district · 392+ views
    Please view link for my article: "Hollywood's Military Veterans"
  • Stewart's Heroism Caught On Pages (BGen.James Stewart USAFR Preserved Our Freedoms with Conviction)

    05/04/2005 7:09:07 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 37 replies · 1,581+ views
    Pahrump Valley Times ^ | May 4, 2005 | TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
    "Jimmy Stewart, Bomber Pilot" by Starr Smith Sixty-some years ago, when President Franklin Roosevelt declared war on Germany and Japan, almost every American who was able became involved. Some left their children at home in the effort to make planes and ships in factories. Some left their families and traveled across the country and across the world. One left an Academy Award-winning career to do something that he felt he needed to do, and in "Jimmy Stewart, Bomber Pilot" by Starr Smith (c.2005, Zenith Press), you'll read about that man and his heroism. James Maitland Stewart was born on May...
  • Liberals using It's A Wonderful Life to bash Republicans!!! Potter was a Republican???

    12/24/2004 11:25:07 AM PST · by Minus_The_Bear · 30 replies · 597+ views
    Mr. Potter is WinningAll hail Pottersville! Above are two different articles that use the Jimmy Stewart/Donna Reed Holiday classic Its a Wonderful Life as a basis for attacking Republicans. This is a widespread meme, I've seen it in other places but couldn't find them online. Basically these articles suggest that mean old Mr. Potter was obviously a Republican because he worked to keep the people of Beford Falls poor and without the things they wanted. He was always out for himself and profits and paid no mind to the concerns of the little people. Personally I think it's disgusting that...
  • Michelle Malkin - The lost patriots of Hollywood

    06/22/2004 10:32:50 PM PDT · by kattracks · 46 replies · 718+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 6/23/04 | Michelle Malkin
    Once upon a time, there were people in Hollywood who loved America. And when America came under attack from enemies abroad, these actors, producers, screenwriters and directors put aside their partisan differences and created movies that -- unlike Michael Moore's new schlockumentary, "Fahrenheit 9/11" -- made all moviegoers proud to be Americans. During World War II, Tinseltown roused the country's fighting spirit instead of trying to stifle it. In February 1941, the entertainment industry convened an extraordinary Academy Awards ceremony. The president of the Motion Picture Association, independent movie mogul and World War I pilot and intelligence officer Walter Wanger, went...
  • Celebrities in the Armed Forces? Not These Days

    04/16/2003 2:11:31 PM PDT · by Incorrigible · 41 replies · 1,854+ views
    Newhouse News Service ^ | 4/16/03 | Michele Melendez
    Baseball legend Ted Williams, pictured here in 1953, was a fighter pilot in both the Korean War and World War II. (Photo courtesy of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum) GENERATIONSCelebrities in the Armed Forces? Not These DaysBY MICHELE M. MELENDEZ   More stories by Michele Melendez Actor Clark Gable joined the Army Air Corps in 1942 at age 41. (Photo courtesy of the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum)   Back when Clark Gable's Hollywood charm made girls swoon and Bob Feller's pitching prowess drove boys wild, celebrities became superheroes during wartime. Having the famous in the...