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Fans of Jimmy "Aw, Shucks" Stewart.

The stutter, the everyman, the brilliant actor. If you're even a mild fan of the man or love catching IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE every Christmastime, join in. Discussions aren't just welcome, they're encouraged.

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Jimmy and the IMDb

Started by raymie Sep 25, 2010. 0 Replies

What is your Favorite western of Stewart's?

Started by M.T. Fisher. Last reply by Mary Hatch Feb 2, 2010. 13 Replies

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Comment by M.T. Fisher on December 19, 2016 at 9:51am

Anyone going to see IAWL on the big screen this week?  Cinemark is showing it nationwide on Wed.

Comment by Al Pearce on September 7, 2011 at 2:24pm
perhaps my favorite ''everyman'' of film! and even as the Everymen he played in his movies, he showed that they could be heroes as well, and emerge victorious in certain situations, perhaps the best example being MR.SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON from 1939. one of my all-time favorite actors, and like many leading men he set the example in morality and so.
Comment by Arabella Amanda on July 13, 2011 at 4:32am
that face!
Comment by raymie on July 28, 2010 at 8:10am
For jimmy to have four films out in 1948.Three films in 1950.Two films in 1958.And one film released in 1960,tells me he was feeling a bit middle aged by 1960.He was married and a father.And he was financially secure.He wanted to work in 1960.But he was not driven with the hunger like he would have been in 1938.No one remembers a film jim made called the jackpot.It is nestled between winchester 73 and harvey and the greatest show on earth.It is hard to imagine a man with his comic reach and light touch,but not quite rated as a cary grant,but a genius at comic timing anyway, go seven years without a comedy back in the 50s.
Comment by stillsparkling on May 24, 2010 at 9:34pm
That photo is from The Jackpot (1950).
Comment by Mary on May 21, 2010 at 10:30pm
wow,this is the only pic that I can ever remember seeing that actually doesn't look like him.I'm wondering what movie this is from? He looks weird in a funny sort of way...like maybe he just had a close-call accident,or he drank too much.lol
Comment by stillsparkling on May 20, 2010 at 4:19pm
Happy birthday, Jimmy! x <3

Comment by raymie on April 7, 2010 at 11:29am
It had to have hurt that cary was four years older than jimmy when North By NorthWest was released.Jimmy wanted that role badly.At any rate,I found a 1972 british film institute interview between jimmy and a joan bakewell in front of a live audience.During it,jimmy was asked if he would be interested in making a modern style thriller.Jimmy replied that '' There was a wonderful idea that I hope he will do.We've been talking about it.But I would like to work with hitch again ".By either may or june of 1972,hitchcock had frenzy released.By that time,jimmy knew that the jimmy stewart show was a flop and canceled.I could picture jimmy being very eager to work with the master and to get back into films again.My question is,what was that script ? Jimmy would not have taken second billing in 1972.At age 64,what story did hitch have in mind to star jimmy in when he thought jimmy looked too old at 50 for north by northwest ? It is too bad it did not happen.Jimmy also in 1972 wanted to do Streets Of Laredo with wayne and fonda.But that did not turn out.Jimmy also wanted to do a t.v.movie as a follow up to IAWL playing george bailey while frank capra was still alive.But the studio wasn't interested.Jimmy was suppose to do The Late Christopher Pike with carol burnett.But carol became ill.The man would have worked more if the projects would have came through.I think of all this as rather sad.
Comment by raymie on February 14, 2010 at 10:41am
I think kristine that you may be thinking of night passage and the boy was brandon de wilde.I love the story whether true or not that jimmy called his agent after his latest picture did only so so,and told him...Get me in a western,fast ! Boy but winchester 73 really was the western to change his image with.It wasn't quite there and he wasn't quite there with broken arrow.In broken arrow his hair is still dark brown.He didn't sit that appaloosa comfortable and he never rode him again.He had not found yet the defining hat to wear.Winchester 73 jelled and jimmy helped jell it.The story had been a radio program and fritz lang was to direct it.Jimmy was free lancing and the deal with universal international included harvey and the western with a per centage of gross if it showed a profit.Jimmy had seen his buddy,robert taylor's western,devil's doorway and remembered that director anthony mann.Jimmy and mann made more films together in five years than clint eastwood made with sergio leone and don siegel.The definitive defining moment that the days of stuttering aw shucks,hat in hand trembling shyness in front of the beautiful girl was over was when jim slammed dunked dan dureya's head into the saloon bar.He practiced with that rifle on the set until his hand bled.He was arizona sun bleached and dust coated sweat stained.He chose a better hat,better horse and for the first time in a picture let the silver show in his hair.To have this film plus broken arrow plus harvey released in the same year was hitting the fifties with a vengeance.Not so with hitting 1960 with just the mountain road.Right now brad pitt is being pursued to play marshal dillon.If jimmy looked like he did in 1960 or 1970 today,he should be marshal dillon a lot more than brad pitt.I could talk a lot more about jimmy and winchester 73 but I must ride out and check other sites on the cyber trail.
Comment by Kristine Sader on February 12, 2010 at 6:57pm
I have seen Winchester 73, and really enjoyed the relationship he has with a young boy, as I remember . It has been a long time, but it was a good movie!
 

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