The Films of Jimmy Stewart

It’s a Wonderful Life (December 1946) In late 1945, Colonel James M. Stewart returned to Los Angeles. He hadn’t made a movie in five years. The one he chose to reintroduce himself to audiences was It’s a Wonderful Life, directed by his old colleague Frank Capra. Both men had spent the last few years immersed in […]

The Films of Jimmy Stewart

The Philadelphia Story (December 1940) Synopsis  On the eve of her wedding, socialite Tracy Lord exchanges witty dialogue with her fiance, her ex-husband and a gossip writer hired to report on the wedding, all while under the influence of champagne and blackmail. Thoughts  This is a sophisticated romantic comedy, where the men wear tuxes and […]

The Films of Jimmy Stewart

The Mortal Storm (June 14, 1940)    Synopsis Another James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan pairing, this is the last of the four films they made together, and it’s also the darkest. The film takes place in southern Germany as Hitler is coming to power. A blended family is ripped apart when the “aryan” older siblings start […]