The Films of Jimmy Stewart

The Jackpot (November 1, 1950) Synopsis A suburban husband and father wins a truckload of prizes in a radio contest but he can’t afford to pay taxes on his winnings. Thoughts There’s some quality that sets these post-war movies apart from pre-war movies that I can’t quite articulate. Specifically in regard to the gender politics, […]

The Films of Jimmy Stewart

The Glenn Miller Story (February 1954) Synopsis A biopic of beloved big band leader Glenn Miller, from his days pawning his trombone in between gigs up through his tragic fate while serving with the United States Army during the second world war. Thoughts One of my roommates is a professional trombone player who regularly plays […]

Facts & Trivia

Jimmie the Raven Jimmie the Raven is an actual, real life bird (there’s some debate as to whether he is a crow or a raven–he’s been credited as both), that according to reports appeared in over 1,000 films from the 1930s through the 1950s including The Wizard of Oz. Frank Capra cast him in You […]