8.1/10
71
1 user

James Stewart: A Wonderful Life - Hosted by Johnny Carson (1987)

Not Rated | | Biography | TV Movie 18 June 1987
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Undercurrent (1946)
Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Middle-aged bride Ann Hamilton soon begins to suspect that her charming husband is really a psychotic who plans to murder her.

Director: Vincente Minnelli
Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Robert Taylor, Robert Mitchum
Harvey (1950)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Due to his insistence that he has an invisible six foot-tall rabbit for a best friend, a whimsical middle-aged man is thought by his family to be insane - but he may be wiser than anyone knows.

Director: Henry Koster
Stars: James Stewart, Wallace Ford, William H. Lynn
Fools' Parade (1971)
Certificate: GP Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In 1935, after forty years in a West Virginia prison, three released convicts wish to open a legitimate business using the twenty-five thousand dollars earned in jail, but a crooked prison guard in cahoots with the town banker plans to defraud them.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen
Stars: James Stewart, George Kennedy, Anne Baxter
Smart Money (1931)
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Immigrant Greek barber has uncommon skills in playing poker and soon rises in the seedy world of illegal gambling, but pretty blondes remain his Achilles' heel.

Director: Alfred E. Green
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney, Evalyn Knapp
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An endearing tribute to the father of fantasy and science fiction filmmaking - Oscar winner George Pal . Five decades of the visionary film makers groundbreaking works are presented via rare interviews and dynamic movie scenes.

Director: Arnold Leibovit
Stars: Zsoka Pal, Duke Goldstone, Ray Harryhausen
Born to Dance (1936)
Certificate: Passed Musical | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Sailor Ted meets at the Lonely Hearts Club of his friend Gunny's wife, Jenny, a girl, Nora Paige, and falls in love. Nora wants to become a dancer on Broadway. Ted rescues the Pekinese of ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth
Stars: Eleanor Powell, James Stewart, Virginia Bruce
Eskimo (1933)
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The happy life of an Eskimo is disastrously changed when he mingles with an unscrupulous white trader.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke
Stars: Edgar Dearing, Peter Freuchen, Edward Hearn
Certificate: Passed Biography | Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The story of the successful Tin Pan Alley songwriting team of Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby is told loosely and lightheartedly.

Director: Richard Thorpe
Stars: Fred Astaire, Vera-Ellen, Red Skelton
Comedy | Crime | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An ex-police/army dog (German Shepherd), named King inherits a fortune from an eccentric millionaire. But someone poisons him for his fortune, and he gets to go back to earth as a human ... See full summary »

Director: Lou Breslow
Stars: Dick Powell, Peggy Dow, Joyce Holden
Thunder Bay (1953)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Shrimpers and oilmen clash when an ambitious wildcatter begins constructing an off-shore oilrig.

Director: Anthony Mann
Stars: James Stewart, Joanne Dru, Gilbert Roland
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young writer goes to Wiesbaden to write about gambling and gamblers, only to ultimately become a compulsive gambler himself. Losing all his wealth, as well as his moral fibre, he commits ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Siodmak
Stars: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Melvyn Douglas
The FBI Story (1959)
Crime | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A dedicated FBI agent recalls the agency's battles against the Klan, organized crime and Communist spies.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: James Stewart, Vera Miles, Murray Hamilton
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Stewart ... Himself
Johnny Carson ... Himself
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
Ronald Reagan ... Himself (as President Reagan)
Nancy Reagan ... Herself
Lee Remick ... Herself
Gloria Stewart Gloria Stewart ... Herself
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Biography

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 June 1987 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Features The Carol Burnett Show (1967) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
lovely bio, lovely man
8 April 2015 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

"James Stewart: A Wonderful Life," hosted by Johnny Carson, is from 1987, ten years before Stewart's death. His last years were fraught with illness, and after his wife's death, he became reclusive.

Here, however, he talks with Johnny Carson about his career, and there is some wonderful old footage of him with Henry Fonda and Margaret Sullivan doing summer stock, and some stills of him in plays, as well as family photographs.

There are interviews with Richard Dreyfuss, Lee Remick, Gloria Stewart, and Peter Bogdanovich as well, and scenes from Philadelphia Story, Anatomy of a Murder, It's a Wonderful Life, etc.

In the end, we revel in Stewart's accomplishments but we don't find out too much about him as a man. The aw, shucks veneer hid an intelligent man, a Princeton grad, a committed actor, and an ambitious one. He left us a great legacy of films. It's evident he was more interested in that than letting us in on who he really was. And that legacy is more than enough.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed