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  • Most Inspirational American Film Ever Made? It’s a Christmas Classic

    12/25/2016 7:29:03 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 21 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | December 25, 2016 | JP
    When Philip Van Doren Stern passed away in 1984, his New York Times obituary eulogized him as “a historian, novelist and editor who was widely respected by scholars for his authoritative books on the Civil War era.” But while Stern authored a number of historical titles – including “They Were There: The Civil War in Action as Seen by Its Combat Artists,” “Secret Missions of the Civil War,” and “An End to Valor: The Last Days of the Civil War” – his most notable work was a short story that had nothing whatsoever to do with the Civil War. It...
  • How Jimmy Stewart Became George Bailey

    12/24/2016 4:28:48 PM PST · by JOHN ADAMS · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 23, 2016 | Robert Matzen
    Every year around Christmas, Americans stop to pay homage to what is perhaps our most beloved motion picture, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” The 1946 film may flicker in black and white, but it still manages to feel fresh in affirming the human spirit as we head into each new year. Fans of the movie might assume that making such an uplifting tale was a joy for cast and crew. In truth, this story of redeeming angels was born in the devastating wake of World War II, and it starred an actor swatting away his own demons.
  • 'It's a Wonderful Life' Turns 70: Karolyn Grimes Reflects on Making the Film

    12/24/2016 2:54:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec 21, 2016 | Lesley Messer
    Karolyn Grimes has seen "It's a Wonderful Life" countless times, but it still makes her emotional. The actress, who played Zuzu in the Christmas classic, told ABC News that even though she attends 20-30 showings each holiday season, the end of the movie still gives her "that tickle in my throat." It's touching, she added, seeing others feel the movie's impact, too. "It's an emotional rollercoaster," she noted. "It's quite exciting because I know it affects people. It's wonderful when fans say how this movie has touched their lives. It's a thrill." Seventy years ago, the Frank Capra-directed film hit...
  • The FRiday Night Movie - Rope (1948)

    02/05/2016 8:04:07 PM PST · by DemforBush · 26 replies
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    A classic from Hitchcock tonight. Two vain and wealthy young men (played by John Dahl and Farley Granger) are eager to try to pull off "the perfect crime." Murdering a classmate they deem "inferior", they hide the body in their apartment and then hold a party, confident that none of the deceased's friends or even his former teacher Rupert Cadell (Jimmy Stewart) will be clever enough to uncover their crimes... Based upon the real life Leopold-Loeb Murders.
  • The Six Shooter radio show starring Jimmy Stewart

    11/08/2015 10:06:36 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 6 replies
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  • The FRiday Night Movie - Call Northside 777 (1948)

    08/28/2015 8:03:02 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 9 replies
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    In 1932, Frank Wiecek (Richard Conte) and another man and sent away for life for the murder of a Chicago Police officer. Over a decade later, a newspaper editor (Lee J. Cobb) assigns a cynical but honest reporter (Jimmy Stewart) to re-examine the case to see if justice was truly done... Based on the real-life murder trial of Joseph Majczek.
  • The FRiday Night Movie - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

    08/07/2015 8:37:07 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 26 replies
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    Senator Ranse Stoddard (Jimmy Stewart) returns home to a two-bit town to attend the funeral of a local rancher (John Wayne). The Senator is a legend in the town for killing a vicious outlaw named Liberty Valance (Lee Marvin) some 20 years previous. The true story of what happened that fateful night, however, is not exactly the same as the the official story.... Directed by John Ford. Co-Starring a who's-who of great western and character actors (Woody Strode, Lee Van Cleef, Andy Devine, etc.)
  • The best movie ever made

    12/21/2014 7:36:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 114 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | 12/21/2014 | Phil Boatwright,
    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (BP) -- What's the best movie ever made? A subjective question, if ever there was one. That's the magic of movies: some folks will enjoy a film that may seem an endurance test for others. While "Casablanca," "Citizen Kane" or "Lawrence of Arabia" may be prime examples of technical and artistic innovators, I challenge you to suggest a more important message than that found in "It's A Wonderful Life." In this film about an angel sent to Earth to rescue a man on the brink of suicide, James Stewart's George Bailey is given the opportunity to see...
  • It’s A Wonderful Country

    08/31/2014 6:53:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/31/14 | Lance Thompson
    United States: Indispensable member of the free nations of the globe In the 1946 Fred Capra film It’s a Wonderful Life, Jimmy Stewart plays the part of George Bailey whose life challenges–legal, financial, personal–seem so overwhelming that he believes it would be better if he’d never been born. An angel named Clarence shows him what a world without George would look like. George realizes that he has affected the world in countless positive ways, and a world without him would be dark, hopeless and cruel. I wonder if the world is currently having an It’s a Wonderful Life experience. There...
  • 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!