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

You Can’t Take it With You (August 23, 1938) Synopsis Alice Sycamore is from an eccentric, spirited family where each person does whatever makes them happy. Alice’s boyfriend, Tony Kirby, is from a wealthy banker’s family where stuffiness and wealth reign supreme. Alice wants the families to meet before she marries Tony and the joint dinner […]

The Films of Jimmy Stewart

Vivacious Lady (May 10, 1938) Synopsis A college professor goes to New York to fetch his Black Sheep cousin and returns married to a nightclub singer (played by Ginger Rogers). He has to try to explain the unexpected marriage to his stern, disapproving father and weak-hearted mother and find some time to be alone with […]