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Films to Rent

After the Thin ManAfter the Thin Man (1936)
Dir. W.S. Van Dyke
Feat. William Powell, Myrna Loy, James Stewart
That great American screen coupling, William Powell and Myrna Loy, forgo their New Year's celebrations to wittily dissect another murder mystery. A…
Made for Each OtherMade for Each Other (1938)
Dir. John Cromwell
Feat. James Stewart, Carole Lombard
Couple James Stewart and Carole Lombard test their marriage vows through a patch of misfortune in this finely acted soap.
You Can't Take It with YouYou Can't Take It with You (1938) Recommended
Dir. Frank Capra
Feat. James Stewart, Jean Arthur
Sentimental comedy from the James Stewart/Frank Capra camp, and something of a classic. Wealthy, straight–laced Jimmy falls for Jean Arthur,…
Mr. Smith Goes to WashingtonMr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) Recommended
Dir. Frank Capra
Feat. James Stewart, Jean Arthur
Another brilliant comic parable from Frank Capra, in the wake of MR. DEEDS. The endearing Jimmy Stewart plays a young idealist who discovers the…
Destry Rides AgainDestry Rides Again (1939) Recommended
Dir. George Marshall
Feat. James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Una Merkel
James Stewart is once again a mild–mannered law–man while Marlene Dietrich makes her most sensational Hollywood turn as exotic saloon…
Philadelphia Story, ThePhiladelphia Story, The (1940) Recommended
Dir. George Cukor
Feat. Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Stewart
A second marriage for a stuffy heiress is threatened by scandal. A witty, sparkling romantic farce with golden trio – Katharine Hepburn, Cary…
Shop Around the Corner, TheShop Around the Corner, The (1940) Aro Favourite
Dir. Ernst Lubitsch
Feat. James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan, Frank Morgan
One for the pantheon of romantic–comedy this, directed by the illustrious Ernst Lubitsch (of the famed 'Lubitsch touch') and excelling in its…
Ziegfeld GirlZiegfeld Girl (1941)
Dir. Robert Z. Leonard
Feat. James Stewart, Judy Garland, Hedy Lamarr
A star–sudded MGM musical melodrama featuring musical numbers staged by Busby Berkeley, highlighted by "You Stepped Out of a Dream". Set in the…
Glenn Miller Story, TheGlenn Miller Story, The (1945)
Dir. Anthony Mann
Feat. James Stewart, June Allyson, Louis Armstrong
A creditable star–biography of the big–band leader and trombonist, which, verging on the overly sentimental, is saved by its reverance to…
It's a Wonderful LifeIt's a Wonderful Life (1946) Aro Favourite
Dir. Frank Capra
Feat. James Stewart
A down–on–his–luck Jimmy Stewart is rescued from suicide by a Guardian Angel who shows him the virtues of his life gone by. This…
RopeRope (1948) Recommended
Dir. Alfred Hitchcock
Feat. James Stewart, John Dall, Farley Granger
A perverse comedy about a couple of gay men who murder a friend for the thrill of it, then throw a party with the body hidden in a cabinet. Hitch's…
Call Northside 777Call Northside 777 (1948) Recommended
Dir. Henry Hathaway
Feat. James Stewart, Lee J. Cobb, Richard Conte
An enjoyable 'noir' yarn, based on the true story of a man unjustly imprisoned for the murder of a policeman in 1930s Chicago. Jimmie Stewart…
HarveyHarvey (1950) Recommended
Dir. Henry Koster
Feat. James Stewart
Jimmy Stewart's personal favourite role is his middle–aged drunk who has a six–foot rabbit friend that only he can see. From Mary Chase's…
Broken Arrow (1950)
Dir. Delmer Daves
Feat. James Stewart, Jeff Chandler, Debra Paget
This influenced a trend in offering a more sympathetic view of Indian culture. James Stewart is amiable as always as an army scout who arbitrates…
Winchester '73Winchester '73 (1950) Recommended
Dir. Anthony Mann
Feat. James Stewart, Shelley Winters
Lean, mean, and superbly photographed, this helped repopularise the Western in the '50s. Stewart wins a rare 'perfect' rifle, which is subsequently…
No Highway in the SkyNo Highway in the Sky (1951)
Dir. Henry Koster
Feat. James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Glynis Johns
Early disaster pic has Stewart as an aeronautical engineer convinced that a new model of airplane is doomed to disaster due to metal fatigue, and…
Greatest Show On EarthGreatest Show On Earth (1952)
Dir. Cecil B. De Mille
Feat. James Stewart, Charlton Heston
Roll up for an Oscar–winning spectacle from Hollywood's greatest showmeister. The big–top excitement features a tent–load of stars.
Bend of the RiverBend of the River (1952)
Dir. Anthony Mann
Feat. James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Rock Hudson
A gritty and compelling showdown on the Oregon Trail between settler James Stewart and double–crosser Arthur Kennedy. Beautiful Rocky Mountain…
Naked Spur, TheNaked Spur, The (1953) Recommended
Dir. Anthony Mann
Feat. James Stewart, Janet Leigh, Robert Ryan
Cited as one of the Great Westerns; a tough, hard little film about self–styled bounty hunter Stewart trying to capture Ryan, who stirs tension…
Thunder BayThunder Bay (1953)
Dir. Anthony Mann
Feat. James Stewart, Joanne Dru, Gilbert Roland
Stewart and Mann swap horses for oil–rigs – though its still very much a western – in this brawny adventure set in the Gulf of…
Rear WindowRear Window (1954) Aro Favourite
Dir. Alfred Hitchcock
Feat. James Stewart, Grace Kelly
Convalescing photographer Jimmy Stewart observes what may have been a murder in an opposing apartment. A Hitchcock must.
Far Country, TheFar Country, The (1954)
Dir. Anthony Mann
Feat. James Stewart, Walter Brennan
The Yukon Ranges provide the unforgiving backdrop to this prototypical Anthony Mann western, in which James Stewart must battle the elements and…
Man from Laramie, TheMan from Laramie, The (1955) Recommended
Dir. Anthony Mann
Feat. James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Donald Crisp
An angst–ridden James Stewart seeks retribution on arms dealers whose illegal trade resulted in the ambushing of his brother's cavalry patrol.…
Man Who Knew Too Much, TheMan Who Knew Too Much, The (1956) Recommended
Dir. Alfred Hitchcock
Feat. James Stewart, Doris Day
Hitchcock remakes his 1934 film and generally comes up trumps with James Stewart and Doris Day as the innocent victims of international espionage.…
Spirit of St. Louis (1957)
Dir. Billy Wilder
Feat. James Stewart
Jimmy Stewart embraces the pioneering spirit of Charles Lindberg in this lovingly detailed biography of the first man to cross the Atlantic.
Night PassageNight Passage (1957)
Dir. James Neilson
Feat. James Stewart, Audie Murphy, Dan Duryea
A 'railroad western' with good guy Stewart defending the tracks against a gang of desperados led by Duryea. Tough cast give some distinction to a…
VertigoVertigo (1958) Aro Favourite
Dir. Alfred Hitchcock
Feat. James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes
Hitchcock at his most daring and surreal weaves a complex tale of neurosis when Jimmy Stewart's detective begins trailing a mysterious woman (Novak).…
Bell, Book and CandleBell, Book and Candle (1958)
Dir. Richard Quine
Feat. James Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon
Enchanting romantic comedy adapted from the Broadway play stars Kim Novak as a witch who casts a spell on her neighbour, played by James Stewart.
Anatomy of a MurderAnatomy of a Murder (1959) Recommended
Dir. Otto Preminger
Feat. James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara
Smalltown lawyer James Stewart defends a man accused of murdering a suspected rapist. The shifting ambiguities of the case make this more a…
FBI Story, The (1959)
Dir. Mervyn LeRoy
Feat. James Stewart, Vera Miles, Murray Hamilton
This official ‘biopic’ of the FBI, seen through the eyes of career agent James Stewart from 1924 to the late 1950s, has sturdy…

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