Stewart, James 1908-1997
Most widely held works about James Stewart
Most widely held works by James Stewart
Vertigo ( Visual )
74 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 2,474 libraries worldwide
Scottie Ferguson, a San Francisco police detective is forced to retire when a freak accident gives him a severe case of acrophobia. Ferguson is hired by a rich shipbuilder to follow his wife who is behaving suspiciously and might be planning suicide. He falls in love with her, she is later murdered and Ferguson becomes demonic in his desire to re-create her in another woman.
Frank Capra's Mr. Smith goes to Washington ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,251 libraries worldwide
Washington's youngest senator exposes corruption in high places, almost at the cost of his career.
Alfred Hitchcock's rear window ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 2,132 libraries worldwide
As a photographer with a broken leg, Stewart takes up the fine art of spying on his Greenwich Village neighbors during a summer heat wave. Things really begin to get hot when he suspects a salesman may have murdered his nagging wife and buried the body in a flower garden. He actively enlists the help of his girlfriend to investigate the highly suspicious chain of events. Events that ultimately lead to one of the most memorable and gripping endings in film history.
The Philadelphia story ( Visual )
45 editions published between 1940 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 2,082 libraries worldwide
A sophisticated romantic comedy about a rich, spoiled socialite who learns some things about who she is and what she really wants on the eve of her second marriage.
It's a wonderful life ( Visual )
173 editions published between 1946 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,916 libraries worldwide
Sentimental classic about a young man who attempts to end his life, only to be shown the error of his ways by his guardian angel.
Harvey ( Visual )
34 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,882 libraries worldwide
Comedy about a good-natured fellow whose constant companion is a six-foot tall invisible rabbit. His sister is determined to marry her daughter off and decides to commit her brother to a mental hospital to get him out of the way. Due to a mix-up the sister is committed instead, and it is up to the kindly brother and his imaginary friend to straighten things out!
Frank Capra's It's a wonderful life ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 1,659 libraries worldwide
George Bailey is not having a good day. His life in the sleepy little town of Bedford Falls has been thrown off track, perhaps never to recover. His business has failed, he's wanted by the police, and he's had a fight with his beloved wife Mary. On this disastrous day, his responsibilities and frustrations overwhelm him, leading him to a bridge and serious contemplation of suicide. It's up to an angel named Clarence to convince George that his life has been one of worth and that it's still worth living. After taking a long look at George's life, the angel offers a portrait of what life in Bedford Falls would be like if George had never been born. This classic, sentimental favorite has become a Christmas tradition.
Jimmy Stewart and his poems by James Stewart ( Book )
4 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 1,521 libraries worldwide
In this delightful collection of poems, the star of dozens of film classics now shares with his many fans the same old-fashioned decency, good common sense, and unabashed sentimentalism that he displayed on film. Two-color illustrations. (Poetry/Plays).
The man who shot Liberty Valance ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in English and held by 1,426 libraries worldwide
The story of a man who becomes a legend and an important political figure by falsely claiming he shot a ruthless gunman (Liberty Valance).
How the West was won ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1962 and 2008 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,421 libraries worldwide
A western adventure spanning three generations, the breadth of a wild, unsettled country, and fifty of the most excitingly turbulent years of this nation's history.
Frank Capra's it's a wonderful life ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and held by 1,403 libraries worldwide
George Bailey, a desperate and suicidal man, is visited by a guardian angel who shows him how important he has been to those around him in his life.
Rear window ( Visual )
47 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,317 libraries worldwide
As a photographer with a broken leg, Stewart takes up the fine art of spying on his Greenwich Village neighbors during a summer heat wave. But things really begin to get hot for Stewart, Kelly and the unassuming audience when he suspects neighbor Raymond Burr of murdering his invalid wife and burying the body in a flower garden.
The shop around the corner ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1939 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,173 libraries worldwide
The setting is pre-World War II Budapest. Bickering co-workers in a gift shop don't realize they're lonelyhearts penpals.
Anatomy of a murder ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1959 and 2000 in English and held by 1,157 libraries worldwide
"Emotions flare as a jealous Army lieutenant pleads innocent to murdering the rapist of his seductive, beautiful wife" -- Container.
Rope ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1948 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,004 libraries worldwide
Two friends strangle a classmate and invite his family and mutual friends to dinner--with the body stuffed inside the trunk for a buffet table. Inspired by the Leopold-Loeb murder.
Shenandoah ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in English and French and held by 1,000 libraries worldwide
A Virginia farmer during the Civil War refuses to support either the Confederacy or the Union until his son is taken prisoner and, seeing the horrors of war first-hand, he is forced at last to take his stand.
Destry rides again ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1939 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 986 libraries worldwide
"Destry, a mild-mannered deputy who doesn't like guns ... is called to restore order to the hopelessly corrupt frontier town of Bottleneck. Though reluctant to undertake such an enormous task, he's soon roped into action after meeting the seductive Frenchy, an alluring saloon girl who belts out unforgettable show-stoppers like "The Boys in the Back Room," while winning the hero's heart."--Container.
The man who knew too much ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1955 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 929 libraries worldwide
Story of an Englishman touring Morocco with his wife and child who accidentally becomes involved in an anarchist plot to assassinate a foreign diplomat in London.
Frank Capra's you can't take it with you ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 896 libraries worldwide
Comedy about the Sycamores, an eccentric family of free spirits, and the problems that arises when Alice, the one stable member, falls for her boss's son.
The flight of the Phoenix ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in English and German and held by 882 libraries worldwide
A small passenger plane makes a forced landing in the Sahara. The challenge: survival. The tiny band from the plane fights off thirst, Arabs, treachery, declining morale and despair. Incredibly, the plane, like the legendary phoenix that rises from its own ashes, flies again.
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Stewart, James Maitland.
Stewart, James Maitland, 1908-1997
Stewart, Jimmy, 1908-1997
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