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James Stewart: A Wonderful Life 

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.

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David Heeley

Writer:

John L. Miller
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Episode credited cast:
James Stewart ... Himself
Johnny Carson ... Himself - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Bogdanovich ... Himself
Carol Burnett ... Herself
Richard Dreyfuss ... Himself
Clint Eastwood ... Himself
Sally Field ... Herself
Katharine Hepburn ... Herself
Gene Kelly ... Himself
Walter Matthau ... Himself
Ramsay D. Potts Ramsay D. Potts ... Himself
Nancy Reagan ... Herself
Ronald Reagan ... Himself
Lee Remick ... Herself
Gloria Stewart Gloria Stewart ... Herself
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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.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 1987 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Very Good
24 May 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

James Stewart: A Wonderful Life (1987)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Johnny Carson hosts this nice tribute to actor James Stewart. The film shows clips from his most popular movies (with the exception of Rear Window, which was in rights troubles at the time) and features interviews with various co-stars and friends including Peter Bogdanovich, Ronald and Nancy Reagan, Carol Burnett, Clint Eastwood, Richard Dreyfuss, Sally Field, Walter Matthau, Gene Kelly, Lee Remick and Katharine Hepburn. We get all sorts of nice stories told but the real highlight is Carson walking and talking with Stewart himself. An earlier interview is also shown with Stewart where he reveals various things including saying that Jean Harlow was the best kisser he was ever with in a movie. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington gets a lot of attention and Dreyfuss shares a lot of interesting thoughts about it. The Western's of Stewart's also get a lot of talk and some nice information is shared including the fact that he wore the same hat through most of these films. Oh yeah, Harvey makes a special appearance as well.


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