Its a wonderful life 1946 james stewart george bailey. However, when heywards recent exgirlfriend dolores gonzalez cecilia callejo makes a public nuisance of herself over their relationship, a drunk heyward goes to see her. Stewart received several awards and nominations for his work. Its a wonderful world 1939 dvd claudette colbert, jimmy stewart new. Not jimmy stewarts george bailey, but george bailey, 51, of andover, ny, which is about two hours from seneca falls.
Did jimmy stewart suffer ptsd from world war ii bombing missions. Not to be confused with its a wonderful life also starring james stewart, this is a screwball comedy of the first water. For all the fans of its a wonderful life and jimmy stewart. Prior to filming, stewart served as a pilot during world war ii.
Merry christmas, you wonderful old building and loan. In 1988, stewart made a plea in congressional hearings, along with burt lancaster, katharine hepburn, ginger rogers, film director martin scorsese and many others, against ted turner s decision to colorize classic black and white films, including it s a wonderful life. Its a wonderful life received five academy award nominations. And while each evokes its own personal response, few have the power to unnerve like its a wonderful life. He was the first bigname movie star to enlist in world. Did jimmy stewart suffer ptsd from world war ii bombing. With claudette colbert, james stewart, guy kibbee, nat pendleton.
Apr 24, 2020 jimmy stewart was a major motionpicture star known for his portrayals of diffident but morally resolute characters in films such as its a wonderful life. Dec 16, 2019 it s a wonderful life has become a staple of christmas television programming the world over. Dec 06, 2019 for all the fans of its a wonderful life and jimmy stewart. It s a wonderful life is not just a heartwarming message picture. Aired on primetime television at christmas time, the movie is a vivid reminder. Jimmy stewart on its a wonderful life in this story from december 1987, actor jimmy stewart takes us behind the scenes of perhaps the most beloved christmas movie of all time. If the idea of james stewart masquerading as a gangly boy scout leader in oversized pants and cokebottle glasses makes you laugh, its a. This is funny, fastpaced, and allows stewart and colbert to show their acting chops with a comedic flavor. He printed 200 copies and sent them out as a 21page christmas card. It hasnt just become a beloved movie, its a major part of the holiday season. Dec 06, 2019 how jimmy stewarts agony in its a wonderful life came from extreme ptsd he suffered after he lost of his men as fighter pilot in wwii. Even though the movie was quite old, i thought it would still be good because of jimmy stewart and claudette colbert starring in the film.
One of those cards found its way into the hands of frank capra, who shared it with jimmy stewart and with david hempstead, a producer at rko pictures, who purchased the movie. Its a wonderful world dvd, 2010 for sale online ebay. The conclusion of the film makes such an impact that some of the earlier scenes may be overlookedsuch as the slapstick comedy of the high school hop, where the dance floor opens over a swimming pool, and stewart and reed accidentally jitterbug right into the water. It starts like a film noir, and as soon as private eye jimmy stewart meets wideeyed poetess claudette colbert, its a screwball comedy and just one damn thing after another. Jimmy stewart s war service and its a wonderful life. Dec 07, 2017 it seems near impossible to picture its a wonderful life without actor jimmy stewart. This comedy caper stars james stewart and claudette colbert about an. The best movie quotes, movie lines and film phrases by movie quotes. But he remained in the military, earning medals and the rank of brigadier general before flying his last mission in vietnam. Stewart plays guy johnson, a private detective who has been sent.
When a tycoon is accused of murder, the private eye tracking him finds himself roped in as an accessory and attempts to evade police, kidnapping a poetess along the way. The powerful, patriotic backstory of its a wonderful life. The first movie stewart made after returning from world war ii. Jimmy stewarts personal pain infused him with tremendously powerful, emotional energy seen in its a wonderful life as george bailey. Jimmy stewart as george bailey with his guardian angel, clarence, in the 1946 classic, its a wonderful life. Aug 16, 2009 the famous speech from george bailey jimmy stewart to potter lionel barrymore and the loan board from frank capras movie its a wonderful life. Its a wonderful life was the first film stewart made upon his return from flying combat missions in world war ii, a chapter in his life he rarely discussed but a heroic and highly decorated one.
Dec 20, 2017 as a child, i assumed the hero was jimmy stewarts wholesome hometown character, george bailey. He played jimmy stewart s son tommy bailey in the seminal christmas film, its a wonderful life. Jimmy stewart was a famous bomber pilot in wwii americas. The new york daily times published an editorial that declared the film and james stewart s performance to be worthy of academy award consideration. Its a wonderful world is pretty flighty for a movie that includes two warrantless murders. Academy award winners jimmy stewart and claudette colbert star in a screwball comedy about a rookie private detective trying to clear both. Just months after winning his 1941 academy award for best actor in the philadelphia story, jimmy stewart, one of the bestknown actors of the day, left hollywood and joined the us army. How jimmy stewarts war service affected its a wonderful. Its a wonderful world 1939 funny scenes from the movie duration.
James maitland stewart may 20, 1908 july 2, 1997 was an american actor and military officer. That movie is its a wonderful life, and out of all the 80 films ive made, its my favorite. Its a wonderful life now perhaps the most beloved american film, its a wonderful life was largely forgotten for years, due to a quirk. Smith goes to washington, the philadelphia story, it s a wonderful life, harvey and anatomy of a murder earned him academy award nominations he won for the philadelphia story.
Eleven of his films have been preserved in the united states national film registry. Oct 04, 2014 by jimmy stewart 1977 a friend told me recently that seeing a movie i made in 1946 is a holiday tradition in his family, like putting up the christmas tree. Dec 19, 2008 the classic its a wonderful life stars james stewart as a man who can see the world as it would be if he had never been born. Capra and stewart made several classic movies together, including mr. Jimmy stewart used his ptsd from wwii in its a wonderful life. More than seven decades after its release in us cinemas, frank capra s story of a suicidal man james. Best quality range of photographs, posterprints and original posters. With the strong morality he portrayed both on and off the screen, stewart epitomized the american ideal in twentiethcentury united states. Dec 25, 2018 its a wonderful life film secrets you probably didnt know.
Here is a wonderful jimmy stewart as george bailey doll from its a wonderful life. James stewart and guy kibbee in its a wonderful world 1939 james stewart in its. Its a wonderful life movie jimmy stewart as george etsy. Any jimmy stewart or wonderful life fan would no doubt love this movie. Oct 06, 2016 jimmy stewart suffered such extreme ptsd after being a fighter pilot in world war ii that he acted out his mental distress during it s a wonderful life. Costar donna reed was an eyewitness of the filming and said, this was not a happy set. Known for his distinctive drawl and everyman screen persona, stewart had a film career that spanned over 55 years and 80 films. As a kid, george saves his brother, harry, from drowning in an icy pond and also prevents the drugstore owner, mr. Jimmy stewarts other christmas movie my merry christmas. An angel is sent from heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed. Sep 09, 20 jimmy stewart is delightfully funny, full interview on johnny carson s tonight show 1989 duration. This is a behindthescenes look at the christmas classic it s a wonderful life.
The american film institute agreed, listing george as the ninth greatest screen hero of all time. Those in the 1940s would be familiar with jimmy stewarts hollywood status as he appeared in multiple films in the 1930s and won an academy award for the 1940 film philadelphia story costarring audrey hepburn. With james stewart, donna reed, lionel barrymore, thomas mitchell. Two years before filming its a wonderful life, jimmy stewart. James stewart struggled postwwii although his performance earned him an oscar nomination, james stewart had a tough time getting into the groove of the film. He was the first bigname movie star to enlist in world war ii. Dont let that stop you from watching this gem, because the two films couldnt be more different. Actor jimmy stewart suffered what would in 2019 be diagnosed as ptsd due to his experience as a world war ii bomber pilot. Jimmy stewart was a major motionpicture star known for his portrayals of diffident but morally resolute characters in films such as its a wonderful life. Stewart stated, the coloring of blackandwhite films is wrong. As a holiday mainstay now for many years the film had its 60th anniversary dvd release this past. I know that it s a wonderful world sounds like a cheap knockoff of the classic it s a wonderful life. Although the film did poorly upon its 1946 release.
No, but it is the basis for frank capras heartwarming 1946 holiday classic, its a wonderful life george bailey jimmy stewart dreams of seeing the world and having a grand impact on it. Movie market james stewart gallery of photos and posters. Its a wonderful life film secrets you probably havent. George bailey jimmy stewart s timeline and summary. A must see, laugh out loud gem of a movie showing off the multi talents of both jimmy stewart and claudette colbert. Its a wonder life has become a christmas classic and pivotal performance by longtime movie star jimmy stewart. Private detective guy johnson james stewart is well paid to watch over. Only in the late 1970s did it find its audience through repeated tv showings. James stewart and frank capras its a wonderful life. It s a wonderful world 1939 dvd claudette colbert, jimmy stewart new.
However, the perfect star almost gave up acting all together before filming the movie. A kind man, overwhelmed by lifes trials, is visited by a heavenly messenger and gains a new lease on life. After he grows up, george plans on traveling the world. How its a wonderful life went from box office failure to.
Academy award winners jimmy stewart and claudette colbert star in a screwball comedy. This movie is a wonderful example of classic hollywood comedy at its best, with top. Dec 25, 2019 its a wonderful life actors karolyn grimes, jimmy hawkins recall memories of bringing holiday film to life considered by many myself included to be one of the greatest films ever made, the perennial classic its a wonderful life, starring jimmy stewart, has become a fixture of the christmas season. Jimmy stewart remembers its a wonderful life my merry. James stewart is the oafish, hardboiled private eye whose millionaire client manages to get himself framed for murder and sentenced to death. Funny, eccentric, well written, cleverly directed and acted make its a wonderful world you guessed it wonderful. Jimmy stewarts notsowonderful life with ptsd truthdig. It is the time of year many people flip the television channels and often stop and smile as they watch jimmy stewart as george bailey in its a wonderful life. It also stars thomas mitchell, left, and lionel barrymore.
Trumps wonderful life, where women stfu vertigo the president who wishes professional wisdom behaved like 1950s tv housewives isnt exactly leading man material himself. Dec 27, 2019 legendary movie director frank capra, left, puts a gentle squeeze on the face of veteran actor jimmy stewart in 1985. The famous speech from george bailey jimmy stewart to potter lionel barrymore and the loan board from frank capras movie its a wonderful life. Its a wonderful world is a romantic screwball comedymystery, starring claudette colbert and james stewart and directed by w. To know that jimmy stewart was suffering from intense emotional stress during the making of such a wonderful film is heartbreaking, hopefully he was able to find the same joy in life fans of the film found in his work. Mar 08, 2020 it was not happenstance that his first postwar film, its a wonderful life, starred stewart as the deeply troubled, suicidal george bailey. I know that its a wonderful world sounds like a cheap knockoff of the classic its a wonderful life. Philip van doren stern wrote the short story the greatest gift after it came to him in a dream, but like many authors, he ended up selfpublishing it. The movie classic its a wonderful life has been a meaningful part of the american christmas tradition for decades.
Frank capra and james stewarts tale of a man on the verge of suicide failed to do well in. And if georges wonderful life included a 75th birthday party as stewart s did in his hometown of indiana, pennsylvania, the richest man in town would repeat what jimmy said at that birthday. Jimmy starr wrote, if i were an oscar, id elope with its a wonderful life lock, stock and barrel on the night of the academy awards. Jimmy stewarts 10 greatest films best movies by farr. It s a wonderful world is a romantic screwball comedymystery, starring claudette colbert and james stewart and directed by w. Aug, 2019 jimmy stewart was most famous for his roles in romantic comedies and dramatic movies, but when his nation came calling in early 1941, he answered the call and became a bomber pilot in world war ii. Even claudette colbert and james stewart, who have a flair for wit and humor, seem to be trying to be screamingly funny. Dec 01, 2016 jimmy stewarts war service and its a wonderful life. Its a wonderful world 1939 funny scenes from the movie youtube. Dec 23, 2019 in one mission alone, jimmy stewarts unit lost thirteen planes and men, most of whom he knew personally. Height 18, fully jointed body, portrait head, and painted hair. Dec 24, 2019 culture film features how its a wonderful life went from box office failure to christmas classic. Van dyke, claudette colbert, james stewart, guy kibbee, nat pendleton, frances drake.
The jimmy stewart classic must have played four or five times on christmas day. Private detective guy johnson james stewart is well paid to watch over willie heyward ernest truex, a wealthy man who likes to drink a bit too much and gets into trouble as a result. Its a wonderful world is an entertaining comedic delight starring the immortal james stewart and the incredibly talented claudette colbert. Frank capras christmas classic, its a wonderful life, starring james stewart is one of the most iconic films ever made. Its a wonderful life quotes, movie quotes movie quotes.560 1234 897 603 1203 1171 608 767 885 910 213 220 386 998 938 912 1476 938 804 1235 939 1191 825 1360 625 323 774 1502 203 908 1037 863 78 1401 742 1370 617 719 1028 112 1414 453 642 132 395