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James Stewart (1908-1997)
James Stewart remains an immensely popular film star, being renowned for being as nice as the characters he often played.

Gifted in several fields, including gaining a degree at Princeton University in Architecture, Stewart wasn't always what he seemed however. Being a bomber pilot in World War Two proved Stewart wasn't as sentimental as some of the roles he played, and that he was more complex than he appeared on the surface. Fellow acting legend Henry Fonda was one of James Stewart's closest friends, but both had very different political views. After a fist fight over politics, both men never really discussed politics again, and they spent time together on less emotive things. Their children remembered their fathers rather endearing hobby of painting model aeroplanes together. Stewart had also gained a reputation as a playboy as a young man, and he married for the first time aged 41, but his marriage to Gloria lasted until her death in 1994.

The raft of top films James Stewart appeared in included 'You Can't Take It With You (1938)', 'Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939)', 'It's A Wonderful Life (1946)', 'Harvey (1950)', 'The Glenn Miller Story (1953)', 'Rear Window (1954)', and 'Vertigo (1958)'. His one Best Actor Oscar came when playing reporter Macaulay Connor in another biggie, 'The Philadelphia Story (1940)'.

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James Stewart DVDs available from booksmusicfilmstv.com - in association with Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com

JAMES STEWART DVDs available from booksmusicfilmstv.com - in association with Amazon.co.uk
Harvey [1950] DVD Harvey [1950]
Uca Catalogue
DVD - August 18, 2003
Rear Window [1954] DVD Rear Window [1954]
Universal Pictures Video
DVD - April 21, 2003
Vertigo [1958] DVD Vertigo [1958]
Universal Pictures Video
DVD - April 21, 2003
The Glenn Miller Story [1953]
Universal Pictures Video
DVD - February 21, 2005
It's A Wonderful Life [1946] DVD It's A Wonderful Life [1946]
Universal Pictures Video
DVD - November 29, 2004
 
JAMES STEWART DVDs available from booksmusicfilmstv.com - in association with Amazon.com
Product photo The Flight of the Phoenix
Product photo The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Product photo The Philadelphia Story
Product photo The James Stewart Hollywood Legend Collection (Vertigo / Rear Window / Harvey / Winchester '73 / Destry Rides Again)

 

James Stewart Filmography
(most recent films listed first)

An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (voice) (1991)
Afurika monogatari (1980)
The Magic Of Lassie (1978)
The Big Sleep (1978)
Airport '77 (1977)
The Shootist (1976)
Fools' Parade (1971)
The Cheyenne Social Club (1970)
Bandolero! (1968)
Firecreek (1968)
The Rare Breed (1966)
The Flight Of The Phoenix (1965)
Shenandoah (1965)
Dear Brigitte (1965)
Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
Take Her, She's Mine (1963)
How The West Was Won (1962)
Mr. Hobbs Takes A Vacation (1962)
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
X-15 (voice/narrator) (1961)
Two Rode Together (1961)
The Mountain Road (1960)
The FBI Story (1959)
Anatomy Of A Murder (1959)
Bell Book And Candle (1958)
Vertigo (1958)
Night Passage (1957)
The Spirit Of St. Louis (1957)
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
The Man from Laramie (1955)
Strategic Air Command (1955)
The Far Country (1954)
Rear Window (1954)
Tomorrow's Drivers (1954)
The Glenn Miller Story (1953)
Thunder Bay (1953)
The Naked Spur (1953)
Carbine Williams (1952)
Bend Of The River (1952)
The Greatest Show On Earth (1952)
No Highway (1951)
The Jackpot (1950)
Harvey (1950)
Broken Arrow (1950)
Winchester '73 (1950)
Malaya (1949)
The Stratton Story (1949)
You Gotta Stay Happy (1948)
Rope (1948)
On Our Merry Way (1948)
Call Northside 777 (1948)
Magic Town (1947)
It's A Wonderful Life (1946)
American Creed (1946)
Ziegfeld Girl (1941)
Pot o' Gold (1941)
Come Live With Me (1941)
The Philadelphia Story (1940)
No Time For Comedy (1940)
The Mortal Storm (1940)
The Shop Around The Corner (1940)
Destry Rides Again (1939)
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
It's A Wonderful World (1939)
The Ice Follies Of 1939 (1939)
Made For Each Other (1939)
You Can't Take It With You (1938)
The Shopworn Angel (1938)
Vivacious Lady (1938)
Of Human Hearts (1938)
Navy Blue and Gold (1937)
The Last Gangster (1937)
Seventh Heaven (1937)
After The Thin Man (1936)
Born To Dance (1936)
The Gorgeous Hussy (1936)
Speed (1936)
Small Town Girl (1936)
Wife vs. Secretary (1936)
Next Time We Love (1936)
Rose-Marie (1936)
The Murder Man (1935)
Art Trouble (1934)

 

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