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AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Stewart (1980)

The American Film Institute Salute to James Stewart (original title)
The American Film Institute gives its eighth Lifetime Achievment Award to James (Jimmy) Stewart in a ceremony hosted by his long-time friend Henry Fonda.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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The American Film Institute gives its eighth Lifetime Achievment Award to James (Jimmy) Stewart in a ceremony hosted by his long-time friend Henry Fonda. The show includes testimonials from Stewart co-workers like Princess Grace of Monaco, Frank Capra, Richard Widmark, Beulah Bondi, etc. in addition to other iconic stars like Charlton Heston, Jack Lemmon, Dustin Hoffman, Walter Matthau, as well as other admirers of his work. Clips from such great Stewart classics as "Destry Rides Again," "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," "Harvey," "It's a Wonderful Life," "The Philadelphia Story," "Winchester 73," and "Flight of the Phoenix" are shown as well as archival film from Stewart's days of army service. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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16 March 1980 (USA)  »

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Alfred Hitchcock was not in attendance at the ceremony. His humorous introduction appears to have been filmed the year previous at his own award ceremony. See more »

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Alfred Hitchcock: [First lines] Good evening. My name is Alfred Hitchcock. Last year the American Film Institute gave me their Lifetime Achievement Award. Tonight it will be presented to an 'actor.' I have been quoted as saying that actors are cattle. What I really sid was that actors should be 'treated' like cattle. Hoever, an exception shoukd be made. The actor being honored tonight - I won't keep you in suspense - his name is Jimmy Stewart.
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