James Stewart

Born: 20 May 1908, Indiana, Penn.
Died: 2 July 1997

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Highlighted works

  • Vertigo

    Vertigo

    A former detective with a fear of heights is hired to follow a woman apparently possessed by the past, in Alfred Hitchcock’s timeless thriller about obsession.

  • Harvey

    Harvey

    Amiable drunk James Stewart befriends an invisible six-foot-tall rabbit in this classic Hollywood charmer, which wittily explores society’s attitudes to those who don’t conform.

  • It's a Wonderful Life

    It's a Wonderful Life

    Undervalued on its initial release, this small-town drama has become a Christmas favourite, though its tearful affirmation is laced with darker emotions.

  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

    The coming of civilisation brings an end to the wildness of the west in John Ford’s elegiac late film teaming John Wayne and James Stewart.

  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

    James Stewart excels in Frank Capra’s tale of a country bumpkin appointed to the US Senate, where his idealistic plans collide with political corruption.

  • The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story

    The wisecracking screen partnership between Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn reached its peak in this adaptation of Philip Barry’s high-society stage comedy.

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