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"Great Performances" James Stewart: A Wonderful Life (1987)

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Original Air Date:
13 March 1987
A retrospective on the life and career of actor James Stewart, with clips from many of his films and interviews with people who have worked with him. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

James Stewart ... Himself

Johnny Carson ... Himself - Host
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Peter Bogdanovich ... Himself

Carol Burnett ... Herself

Richard Dreyfuss ... Himself

Clint Eastwood ... Himself

Sally Field ... Herself

Katharine Hepburn ... Herself

Gene Kelly ... Himself

Walter Matthau ... Himself
Ramsay D. Potts ... Himself

Nancy Reagan ... Herself

Ronald Reagan ... Himself

Lee Remick ... Herself
Gloria Stewart ... Herself

Episode Crew
Directed by
David Heeley 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John L. Miller  writer

Produced by
David Heeley .... producer
Joan Kramer .... producer
Other crew
Don Shump .... production aide

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West Germany:86 min
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Fairly good and short, 29 December 2000
Author: ( from Austin, Texas

Any one-hour encapsulation of an important actor's life and work is bound to feel a little trivial and rushed. Still, this documentary does actually have Stewart in it, with Johnny Carson, and it does tell you a good deal about his life. However, The Greatest Show On Earth is mysteriously omitted, Rear Window isn't included because of copyright problems at the time, and his later pieces (Airport '77) are politely skipped over. But, for those who know nothing about Stewart's overall career, a worthy, short introduction...although watching the movies is a lot better.

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