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Actor + Director | 40 Great Collaborations In Movies
15. James Stewart & Frank Capra   View Complete List Back Page 15/40 Next

Frank Capra
3
films
James Stewart

Best Film
It's A Wonderful Life. While Mr Smith has moments of American patriotism to make a Tea Bagger weep, Wonderful Life has come to sum up what Christmas means to all of us.
Notable Pairings
It's A Wonderful Life, Mr Smith Goes To Washington, You Can't Take It With You

What's The Secret Of Their Success?
It's no coincidence that the fundamentally decent, honest Woody the cowboy in Toy Story looks a bit like Jimmy Stewart. The young Stewart had the sort of open, honest face that - had he been a con-man - would've made him millions, and of course did anyway. It was the perfect fit for Capra's idealistic American fables, where he played the put-upon innocent who learns about the world - but also learns what's really important.

Were They As Good With Anyone Else?
Stewart's Hitchcock films arguably involve more of a stretch as an actor, and Capra did great propaganda work during the War, but nothing quite as heartwarming or uplifting as these movies.


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