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Movie: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Questions arise when Senator Stoddard (James Stewart) attends the funeral of a local man named Tom Doniphon (John Wayne) in a small Western town. Flashing back, we learn Doniphon saved Stoddard, then a lawyer, when he was roughed up by a crew of outlaws terrorizing the town, led by Liberty Valance (Lee Marvin). As the territory's safety hung in the balance, Doniphon and Stoddard, two of the only people standing up to him, proved to be very important, but different, foes to Valance. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 31, 2023 - 6 comments

Movie: You Can't Take It with You

[TRAILER] Sweet-natured Alice Sycamore (Jean Arthur) falls for banker's son Tony Kirby (James Stewart). But when she invites her snooty prospective in-laws to dinner to give their blessing to the marriage, Alice's peculiar extended family -- including philosophical grandfather Martin Vanderhof (Lionel Barrymore), hapless fledgling ballerina sister Essie (Ann Miller) and fireworks enthusiast father, Paul (Samuel S. Hinds) -- might be too eccentric for the staid Kirbys. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 23, 2023 - 5 comments

Movie: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

[TRAILER] When the idealistic young Jefferson Smith (James Stewart) winds up appointed to the United States Senate, he gains the mentorship of Senator Joseph Paine (Claude Rains). However, Paine isn't as noble as his reputation would indicate, and he becomes involved in a scheme to discredit Smith, who wants to build a boys' campsite where a more lucrative project could go. Determined to stand up against Paine and his corrupt peers, Smith takes his case to the Senate floor. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 19, 2023 - 4 comments

Movie: The Greatest Show on Earth

[TRAILER] To ensure a full profitable season, circus manager Brad Braden engages The Great Sebastian, though this moves his girlfriend Holly from her hard-won center trapeze spot. Holly and Sebastian begin a dangerous one-upmanship duel in the ring, while he pursues her on the ground. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 18, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: The Man Who Knew Too Much

An American doctor and his wife, a former singing star, witness a murder while vacationing in Morocco, and are drawn into a twisting plot of international intrigue when their young son is kidnapped. [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Jan 15, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: Rope

Two men attempt to prove they committed the perfect crime by hosting a dinner party after strangling their former classmate to death. [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Jan 8, 2022 - 11 comments

Movie: Rear Window

A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jul 13, 2018 - 8 comments

Movie: Vertigo

A San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 10, 2016 - 16 comments

Movie: The Flight of the Phoenix

After a plane crash in the Sahara, one of the survivors says he's an airplane designer and they can make a flyable plane from the wreckage. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 14, 2016 - 3 comments

Movie: The Philadelphia Story

When a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself. [more inside]
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide on Dec 1, 2015 - 17 comments

Movie: The Shop Around the Corner

Two employees at a gift shop can barely stand one another, without realizing that they're falling in love through the post as each other's anonymous pen pal. Directed by Ernst Lubitsch, starring Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Nov 27, 2015 - 6 comments

Movie: It's a Wonderful Life

An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. Directed by Frank Capra, starring James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Dec 24, 2014 - 28 comments

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