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IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
| THE PHILADELPHIA STORY
| MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
Jimmy's films with director Frank
A poster from MR.
SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939), directed by Frank
Capra and also starring Jean
Arthur, Claude Rains, and Thomas
Mitchell. This movie is one of my all-time favorites and in my opinion,
one of Jimmy's best. His portrayal of Jefferson Smith is classic Stewart,
and it earned him a Best Actor nomination. Some even say that the Best
Actor Oscar he won the following year for his role in THE PHILADELPHIA STORY
was the Academy's way of changing its mind about having passed Jimmy over
for the 1939 award in favor of Robert Donat's performance in GOODBYE, MR.
CHIPS. Intrigue . . .
A poster and still from YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
with Jean Arthur. This
film won the Best Picture Oscar for 1938 and was nominated for six others.
Also featuring Edward Arnold and Lionel
Barrymore this farcical romance across social lines proves that, in
the end, love conquers all.
at the Dinner Table" scene from YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU (a
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Jimmy as George Bailey and a poster from , IT'S A WONDERFUL
LIFE (1946). He received his third Best Actor nomination for this holiday
classic which also starred Donna
Reed, Lionel Barrymore,
Thomas Mitchell, Henry
Travers and Gloria Grahame.
More Memorable Quotations:
- "Well, I wrestled with reality for 35 years, Doctor, and I'm
happy to state I finally won out over it." --as Elwood P. Dowd in
- "My mother used to say to me, 'Elwood' -- she always called
me Elwood -- 'Elwood, in this world you must be oh-so clever, or oh-so pleasant.'
For years I was clever. I'd recommend pleasant -- and you may quote me."
--as Elwood P. Dowd in HARVEY.
always have a wonderful time, wherever I am, whomever I'm with."
--as Elwood P. Dowd in HARVEY (a .WAV file).
- "You shouldn't keep souvenirs of a killing. You shouldn't have
been that sentimental." --as "Scottie" Ferguson in VERTIGO.
- "Like the fella says: Thank you." --as Rip Smith in MAGIC
- "I believe in what the fella says: Just one thing worse than
being talked about, and that's not being talked about at all." --as
Rip Smith in MAGIC TOWN.
- "What's this doohickey?" --as "Scottie" Ferguson
- "It's just another Wednesday. The calendar's full of 'em."
--as Jeff in REAR WINDOW.
- "I wonder if it's ethical to watch a man with binoculars and
a long-focus lens." --as Jeff in REAR WINDOW.
- "I'm not drunk. I may be intoxicated, but I'm not drunk."
--as Shepherd Henderson in BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE (1958).
- "Jesus, Jesus. Fetch a ladder so Sgt. Posey can get up on that
poor, unfortunate animal." --as Marshal Guthrie McCabe in TWO RODE TOGETHER
- "Ma'am, you're obstructing my view." --as Marshal Guthrie McCabe in TWO
RODE TOGETHER (1961).
- "I didn't get to vote for myself -- not even once!" --as Marshal
Guthrie McCabe in TWO RODE TOGETHER (1961).
- "I never felt better glued together." --as John O'Hanlan
in THE CHEYENNE SOCIAL CLUB (1970).
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