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James Stewart Double Feature: Made for Each Other / James Stewart on Film - a Biography
James Stewart Double Feature Made for Each Other / James Stewart on Film - a Biography
Actors: Carole Lombard, James Stewart, Charles Coburn, Lucile Watson, Eddie Quillan
Director: John Cromwell
Genres: Comedy, Drama
NR     1999     1hr 32min

Produced in a time when films were both literally and figuratively black and white, Made for Each Other was unique in its effective blending of the comedic, the dramatic, and, as perhaps some would insensitively say, the m...  more »


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Actors: Carole Lombard, James Stewart, Charles Coburn, Lucile Watson, Eddie Quillan
Director: John Cromwell
Creators: Leon Shamroy, James E. Newcom, David O. Selznick, Frank Ryan, Jo Swerling, Rose Franken
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Romantic Comedies, Classic Comedies, Love & Romance
Studio: Delta
Format: DVD - Black and White
DVD Release Date: 11/16/1999
Original Release Date: 02/10/1939
Theatrical Release Date: 02/10/1939
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 1hr 32min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: Spanish, Japanese, Chinese
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Movie Reviews

Sentimental Classic
Bobby Underwood | Manly NSW, Australia | 04/02/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This touching film following the trials and tribulations of a newly married couple moves from humor to drama with ease thanks to fine performances from Jimmy Stewart and Carole Lombard, a good screenplay from Jo Swerling, and deft direction from John Cromwell.

Jimmy Stewart is young attorney John Mason, returning from a recent trip a married man after a whirlwind romance with Jane. He can't wait to put his wife's picture on his desk and the two can barely contain their bliss. Carole Lombard glows in her role as Jane, capturing that feeling of newfound love in her performance. Charles Coburn is the head of the law firm James works for and whose daughter he was expected to marry. This causes regret on the part of his mother, portrayed by Lucille Watson. Forced to live with the struggling young couple, her loneliness and frustration vents itself in unfair criticism of Jane.

Jane's mother-in-law is not the only thing weighing the young couple down, however. Their planned honeymoon aboard the Normandy sails into the sunset when the ship leaves without them after he is called back to work at the worst possible moment. Soon John is passed over for junior partner and forced to accept a cut in pay, resulting in more financial difficulties which for the couple, who now have a baby on the way.

Cromwell lets this play out naturally, with humor and tenderness, making for a realistic and sentimental slice of life. It is the small moments such as a wedding ring discussion and cut in pay which give the film a poignancy anyone who was once young and married can relate to. When their baby becomes ill, a desperate flight through snowy skies to get medicine offers drama which might seem contrived it were not done so well. If fact, this was an actual event in the life of producer David O. Selznick, whose brother had been saved in the same manner.

A sweet and rewarding ending proves all the viewer has hoped for in this terrific film full of warmth and sentiment. The prints of this film used for the Anchor Bay and MGM releases are excellent, but this one is okay to watch if you just want to see this great film and save a few dollars. Those who enjoy a sentimental tear-jerker once in a while will find a new favorite in this one."