Posts from Stumpy in thread „James Stewart“


    Originally posted by arthurarnell@Aug 17 2006, 01:06 PM
    If he had been king there would have been no Churchill no American involvement in the Second World War and how would the world look today.

    Sobering thought, isn't it?

    I'm about as conservative as one can get in my political ideology but I shudder to think of a world dominated by the Nazis. (Or the communists either, for that matter.)

    Thank the Good Lord there was a Winnie to rally the good guys.


    Originally posted by SXViper@Aug 17 2006, 11:23 AM
    Hey now Stumpy, Lindbergh was a Minnesota boy. He couldn't have been all that bad!!!

    Well, Viper, when I was a kid back in the 40s and 50s, I admired Charles Lindbergh as much as anybody because back then, he was an American icon. There was also much sympathy because of the kidnapping of his child. It's only in the past 25-30 years that I've read about his admiration for the Nazis, which has dimmed the luster considerably. Of course, England's then-Prince of Wales was also a big admirerer of Adolph's philosophy so Charlie wasn't alone.


    Originally posted by Robbie@Aug 15 2006, 02:21 PM
    Some years ago I remember reading a biography on Stewart in which it was claimed that he also did not like St Louis but felt that he had to make because he admired the real life person whom his character is portraying.

    Well, from what I've read about Charles Lindbergh in the past 30 years, he wasn't all that admirable a character. Seems he was a big admirer of the Nazis.


    Originally posted by chester7777+Aug 15 2006, 09:54 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(chester7777 @ Aug 15 2006, 09:54 AM)</div>

    I'm roughly 165 miles from Abilene, Chet.

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    We really enjoyed him with Maureen O'Hara in Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962). Light-hearted fare, to be sure. He certainly played a wide variety of roles in his career.

    I really liked him in "Mr. Hobbs" too. He did have a very wide repertoire but I liked him in Westerns the best. I think my favorites were "Broken Arrow", "Man From Laramie" and Shenandoah", though I guess you could say that the latter wasn't really a Western.

    Well, after watching "FBI Story" and "Spirit of St. Louis", I'm less impressed this time than I was last time I saw them. Both are too long and there are some scenes in both in which I think Jimmy kinda overplays his respective roles. Not that he is still not far ahead of most modern players in acting ability but that whoever wrote the screenplays, and the directors, kinda went overboard.

    Well, I know what I'm gonna be doing for the next 2 or 3 days. Received the latest boxed set of Jimmy Stewart films, which includes "Spirit of St. Louis", "FBI Story", "Naked Spur", "Stratton Story" on single discs and the double feature "Cheyenne Social Club" and "Firecreek" on one disc.

    I think all of us will agree that Jimmy was almost on a par with the Duke in our movie-going affections and this collection includes three of my favorite Stewart films, which were "Spirit", "FBI" and "Spur". It's been at least 30 years since I've seen any of the three even on TV, so I'm looking forward to the viewing.

    Also have coming this week "Double Indemnity" with Barbara Stanwyck and Fred McMurray, which is an excellent, suspense-filled movie.