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Joan Kramer (written by) &
David Heeley (written by)
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Release Date:
13 January 1992 (USA) See more »
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Introducing Henry Fonda See more (2 total) »


  (in credits order)

Jane Fonda ... Herself - Host (also archive footage)

Peter Fonda ... Himself (also archive footage)
Shirlee Fonda ... Herself (also archive footage)

Katharine Hepburn ... Herself (voice) (also archive footage)

Sidney Lumet ... Himself

James Stewart ... Himself (also archive footage)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Claudette Colbert ... Lana Martin (archive footage)

Jane Darwell ... Ma Joad (archive footage)

Henry Fonda ... Himself (archive footage)

John Ford ... Himself (archive footage)

Larry Hagman ... Buck (archive footage)
Leland Hayward ... Himself (archive footage)

Tyrone Power ... Jesse James (archive footage)

Robert Redford ... Himself - The 53rd Annual Academy Awards (archive footage)

Sissy Spacek ... Herself - The 53rd Annual Academy Awards (archive footage)

Barbara Stanwyck ... Actress in 'The Lady Eve' (archive footage)

Dana Andrews ... Donald Martin (archive footage) (uncredited)

Martin Balsam ... Juror #1 (archive footage) (uncredited)

Ed Begley ... Juror #6 (archive footage) (uncredited)
Hank Bell ... Actor in 'The Ox-Bow Incident' (archive footage) (uncredited)

William 'Billy' Benedict ... Actor in 'The Ox-Bow Incident' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Edward Binns ... Juror #6 (archive footage) (uncredited)

Ward Bond ... Adam Hartman (archive footage) (uncredited)

Walter Brennan ... Old Man Clanton (archive footage) (uncredited)

James Cagney ... Capt. Morton (archive footage) (uncredited)

Lee J. Cobb ... Juror #3 (archive footage) (uncredited)

Charles Coburn ... Colonel Harrington (archive footage) (uncredited)
Frank Conroy ... Major Tetley (archive footage) (uncredited)

Ken Curtis ... Yeoman 3rd Class Dolan (archive footage) (uncredited)

Jack Elam ... Snaky (archive footage) (uncredited)

John Fiedler ... Juror #2 (archive footage) (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Party Guest in 'The Lady Eve' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Francis Ford ... Halva Harvey (archive footage) (uncredited)
Paul Hurst ... Actor in 'The Ox-Bow Incident' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Miguel Inclán ... Actor in 'Fort Apache' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Jack Klugman ... Juror #5 (archive footage) (uncredited)

Marc Lawrence ... Actor in 'The Ox-Bow Incident' (archive footage) (uncredited)
George Lloyd ... Actor in 'The Ox-Bow Incident' (archive footage) (uncredited)
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Actor in 'Slim' (archive footage) (uncredited)

E.G. Marshall ... Actor in '12 Angry Men' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Harry Morgan ... Actor in 'The Ox-Bow Incident' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Pat O'Brien ... Actor in 'Slim' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Eugene Pallette ... Actor in 'The Lady Eve' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Anthony Quinn ... Juan Martínez (archive footage) (uncredited)

Brooke Shields ... Wanda Nevada (archive footage) (uncredited)
Joseph Sweeney ... Actor in '12 Angry Men' (archive footage) (uncredited)

George Voskovec ... Actor in '12 Angry Men' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Jack Warden ... Actor in '12 Angry Men' (archive footage) (uncredited)

John Wayne ... Capt. Kirby York (archive footage) (uncredited)

Robert Webber ... Actor in '12 Angry Men' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Robert J. Wilke ... Actor in 'The Cheyenne Social Club' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
David Heeley 
Writing credits
Joan Kramer (written by) &
David Heeley (written by)

Produced by
David Heeley .... producer
Joan Kramer .... producer
Cynthia Mitchell .... associate producer
Original Music by
Walter Raim 
Cinematography by
John Foster (cinematographer: interview sequences) (as John R. Foster)
Joseph Longo (cinematographer: interview sequences)
Robert Steadman (director of photography: Jane Fonda sequences)
Film Editing by
Scott P. Doniger 
Makeup Department
Sherri Breyer .... make-up: interview sequences
Wayne Massarelli .... make-up: Jane Fonda sequences
Barron Matalon .... hair: Jane Fonda sequences
Production Management
Cynthia Mitchell .... production manager
Sound Department
Pam Bartella .... audio mixer
Ken Hahn .... audio mixer
Judy Karp .... sound: interview sequences
Jules Strasser .... boom operator: Jane Fonda sequences
John Vincent .... sound: Jane Fonda sequences
John Vincent .... sound: interview sequences
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Arcidiacono .... assistant camera: interview sequences
Steve Berger .... graphics camera
Robert N. Gersicoff .... first assistant camera: Jane Fonda sequences
Alan Goldenhar .... gaffer: Jane Fonda sequences
Roy Hogstedt .... assistant camera: interview sequences
Lionel Portugal Jr. .... grip: Jane Fonda sequences
Lionel Portugal .... key grip: Jane Fonda sequences
Mike Wineman .... best boy: Jane Fonda sequences
Editorial Department
Mayra Bustamante .... assistant editor
Other crew
Douw Fonda .... additional archival materials
Jane Fonda .... additional archival materials
Shirlee Fonda .... additional archival materials
Shirlee Fonda .... home movie footage
Susan B. Fonda .... additional archival materials
Dan Ford .... home movie footage: for the Estate of John Ford
Joan Franklin .... additional archival materials
Harrigan Logan .... home movie footage
Tom Logan .... home movie footage
Kathryn T. Metz .... production secretary
Laura B. Trust .... production assistant
Laura B. Trust .... researcher
B.T. Whitehill .... title design
Elaine Anderson .... special thanks (as Elaine Steinbeck)
Dorris Bowdon .... special thanks (as Mrs. Nunnally Johnson)
Tina Fonda-Casper .... special thanks
Don Gregory .... grateful acknowledgment: Dome Productions, 'Clarence Darrow'
Jenifer Heying .... special thanks
Debi Karolewski .... special thanks
Dorothy McGuire .... special thanks
Mike Merrick .... grateful acknowledgment: Dome Productions, 'Clarence Darrow'
John Springer .... special thanks
George Stevens Jr. .... grateful acknowledgment: producer of 1979 Kennedy Center Honors
John Strauss .... special thanks
Dorothy McGuire Swope .... special thanks (as Dorothy McGuire Swope)
Mark Swope .... special thanks
Evelyn Teichmann .... special thanks
Howard Teichmann .... special thanks
Nick Vanoff .... grateful acknowledgment: producer of 1979 Kennedy Center Honors
Harriet Warren .... special thanks

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46 min
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Introducing Henry Fonda, 6 September 2010
Author: wes-connors from Los Angeles

This is a nicely produced, loving biography tribute to Nebraska-born Henry Fonda, hosted by daughter Jane Fonda. It was likely made to fill an hour of television time, but clocks in at less than 50 minutes when shown without commercials, on "Turner Classic Movies" (TCM). That's not a lot of time for this man's acting career. Son Peter Fonda and fifth wife Shirlee are the other Fonda family members appearing. And, James Stewart and Katharine Hepburn are the other actors contributing to the documentary.

Mr. Stewart and Fonda were obviously very close, and admirably decided to put friendship above their increasingly oppositional political views. An amusing clip from "The Cheyenne Social Club" (1970) features Fonda's character asking Stewart's character for a $20 loan, for whiskey and a shirt. Stewart tells Fonda he already has two shirts, and can only wear one at a time. Fonda retorts, "There ya go thinking like a Republican again," to which Stewart advises, "You don't bring up politics" while borrowing money.

Ms. Hepburn reminisces about their great shared success "On Golden Pond" (1981). Sidney Lumet, who directed Fonda in the classic "Twelve Angry Men" appears, and Fonda's collaboration with John Ford is noted. Director Ford was important in channeling the young actor into iconic roles. In his first films, Henry Fonda resembled an idealized "farm-boy" type, which could be traced back to Richard Barthelmess and Robert Harron. Ford and Fonda brought the character to a peak with "The Grapes of Wrath" (1940).

There is some "home movie" color footage from the black-and-white films "My Darling Clementine" (1946) and "Fort Apache" (1948), along with a "rehearsal" scene from the stage production of "Mister Roberts" (1948). The latter was a celebrated comeback film, after a period when Fonda was offered fewer roles in conservative Hollywood. Other films discussed are "Young Mr. Lincoln" (1939), "Drums Along the Mohawk" (1939), "The Ox-Bow Incident (1943), and "Once Upon a Time in the West" (1968).

As the running time and guest cast suggest, "Fonda on Fonda" hits only the high points of Henry Fonda's career. So, don't expect an extensive review of the TV shows "The Deputy" or "The Smith Family". There are numerous relationships and a wealth of work not covered in any detail. Family problems are acknowledged, but not dwelled upon. If you know the actor, you probably won't be too startled by anything contained in "Fonda on Fonda". But, if you don't know too much about Fonda, this is a good start.

****** Fonda on Fonda (1/13/92) David Heeley ~ Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda, Peter Fonda, James Stewart

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