A young boy and a shoebox figure into the plot when whiteys gang tries to. We found all these fun facts about our favourite christmas movies. Rent its a wonderful life 1946 on dvd and bluray dvd. This is an absolutely amazing short little film that really touches my heart every time i. 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.
The workers on the railroad havent been paid in months thats because whitey and his gang, including fastshooting, dangerous, but likeable utica kid, keep holding up the train for its payroll. Join sign up keep track of your favorite shows and movies, across all your devices. Its a wonderful life actors karolyn grimes, jimmy hawkins recall memories of bringing holiday film to life alongside james stewart, donna. Nov 07, 2014 unlike that other christmas movie its a wonderful life starring stewart nearly forty years before this one features neither the predictable subplots of good versus evil or the triumph over christmas disasters. George bailey james stewart, the eternallyindebt guiding force of a. It is not officially the christmas season without watching this little gem. With james stewart, beverly rowland, kamee aliessa, tamara fowler. Its a wonderful life is one of the most popular christmas movies of all time. There are some little gems in life that help make life pleasant. Rent its a wonderful life 1946 starring james stewart and donna reed on dvd and bluray. James stewart list of movies and tv shows tv guide.
A sweet and simple holiday special, starring james stewart and featuring some outstanding performances by the mormon tabernacle choir. The shop around the corner the essential jimmy stewart christmas movie no, not that one by kimberley jones, 12. Nov 12, 2018 christmas movie classic its a wonderful life has a gotten a full 4k restoration from the original. James stewart was a prolific american actor who appeared in a plethora of film roles. He started his acting career in hollywood with unsuccessful appearances in movies like art trouble 1934, the murder man 1935, and wife vs. I never spend a christmas season without a visit with willie krueger and this great film is worth anyones attention. June allyson and james stewart old hollywood films. If stewart s first postwwii film about christmas was his most wellknown, one of his last in 1980 is arguably his most obscure but it is also both poignant and profound. Frank capras christmas classic, its a wonderful life, starring james stewart is one of the most iconic films ever made. A wonderful life 1987 a retrospective on the life and career of actor james stewart, with clips from many of his films and interviews with people who have worked with him.
The famous speech from george bailey jimmy stewart to potter lionel barrymore and the loan board from frank capras movie its a wonderful life. Stewart received several awards and nominations for his work. Kruegers christmas 1980 full movie for fans of christmas movies. Guideposts classics jimmy stewart on its a wonderful.
The heartwarming 1946 christmas fantasy comedy drama, which stars james stewart and donna reed, tells the story of a man contemplating suicide who is shown by his guardian angel just how much of a. Home better living entertainment movies and tv guideposts classics. The allamerican pair made three wonderful films together that capitalized on their wholesome chemisty. Movies starring james stewart the movie title stills. Filmography for james stewart turner classic movies. Stewart plays willie krueger, a lonely old man enduring a christmas alone in his basement apartment with his cat george. Frank capra and james stewart s tale of a man on the verge of suicide failed to do well in. Its a wonderful life has become a staple of christmas television programming the world over. A great memorable quote from the its a wonderful life movie on george bailey. Find out when and where you can watch its a wonderful life on tv with the full listings schedule at. James stewart full list of movies and tv shows in theaters, in production and upcoming films.
Before james stewart was sent off to fight in the second world war, he was one of hollywoods biggest movie stars. Unlike that other christmas movie its a wonderful life starring stewart nearly forty years before this one features neither the predictable. From the beginning of his career in 1935 through his final theatrical project in 1991, stewart appeared in more than 92 films, television programs, and shorts. Now, to all you nice boys and girls out there, we present the 50 best christmas movies ever. As the film opens, its christmas eve, 1946, and george, who has long. Its a wonderful life film secrets you probably havent. Grant mclaine, a former railroad employee who was fired in disgrace, is recruited to take the payroll through under cover. Its a wonderful life is the story of downcast bank manager george bailey, played memorably by the late, great james stewart, who sets out to kill himself on christmas. James maitland stewart was born on may 20, 1908 in indiana, pennsylvania, to elizabeth ruth johnson and alexander maitland stewart, who owned a hardware store. Titles and typography from all feature films starring james stewart available on bluray, from its a wonderful life 1946 to bandolero. Its a wonderful life, the 1946 movie directed by frank capra and starring james jimmy stewart, is a christmas time favorite.
James stewart, major american motionpicture star who was known for his portrayals of diffident but morally resolute characters. From home alone and elf to classics like miracle on 34th street, weve made our list of great holiday films and checked it at least twice. Its a wonderful life film secrets you probably didnt know. It is not officially the christmas season without watching this. Search, discover and share your favorite wonderful life gifs. The top 20 christmas films of all time radio times. The nativity is an important costar and james stewart delivers a superb performance, as was his custom. Im glad he chose jimmy stewart to play george bailey. With james stewart, donna reed, lionel barrymore, thomas mitchell. Beverly hills christmas, a 1987 a christmas special featuring religious music and memories by celebrity guests. Its a wonderful life movie tv listings and schedule tv. Jan 04, 2015 jimmy stewart is delightfully funny, full interview on johnny carsons tonight show 1989 duration.
It was remade in 1977 for television as it happened one christmas, starring marlo thomas in the james stewart role. If you havent seen it, you should definitely consider it this year. James stewart was the movies quintessential everyman, a uniquely allamerican performer who parlayed his easygoing persona into one of the most successful and enduring careers in film history. George bailey has so many problems he is thinking about ending it all and its christmas.
Christmas has come to represent different things to people over the years, and the movies here reflect that in kind. Its a wonderful life gets a 4k ultra hd restoration release this month brian b. The film stars james stewart as george bailey, a man who has given up his dreams in order to help others, and whose imminent suicide on. Bend of the river the far country night passage the rare breed 4. Jimmy stewarts other christmas movie my merry christmas. The most famous phrases, film quotes and movie lines by james stewart. 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. James stewart plays willy krueger, a widowed apartment janitor who lives in a basement flat with his cat george.
James stewart and klara novak margaret sullavan are. James stewart was nervous about the phone scene kiss because it was. Stewart plays willie krueger, a lonely old man enduring a christmas alone in his basement. 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.
Toggle search bar movie quotes tv series quotes cartoon quotes. Mr kruegers christmas jimmy stewart mr kruegers christmas jimmy stewart skip navigation sign in. Its a wonderful life is a 1946 american christmas fantasy drama film produced and directed by. Dec 16, 2019 the 20 best classic christmas movies of all time. Jimmy stewart on its a wonderful life guideposts classics. How its a wonderful life went from box office failure to christmas classic. View james stewart photo, images, movie photo stills, celebrity photo galleries, red carpet premieres and more on fandango. During the 1950s, june allyson and james stewart were one of old hollywoods top screen teams. I am so glad frank capra had a vision to make its a wonderful life. The film stars james stewart as george bailey, a man who has given up his dreams in order to help others, and whose imminent suicide on christmas eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel, clarence odbody henry travers.
How its a wonderful life went from box office failure to christmas. Smith goes to washington, its a wonderful life, rear window, vertigo, the glenn miller story, harvey, and the man who shot liberty valance. James stewart and margaret sullavans onscreen tale is the inspiration for nora ephrons classic. More than seven decades after its release in us cinemas, frank capras story of a suicidal man james. Unlike that other christmas movie its a wonderful life starring stewart nearly forty years before this one features neither the predictable subplots of good versus evil or the triumph over christmas disasters. James stewart was an american actor, considered to be the third greatest malescreen legend of all time by the american film institute. Directed by frank capra, the movie stars james stewart, donna reed, and lionel barrymore.1405 356 974 54 846 953 613 1341 1295 1511 1047 1097 607 90 950 1271 1029 1072 1488 716 37 1153 352 956 228 386 200 1246 969 604 317