Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Anthony Mann and James Stewart

TCM is concluding its June look at Great Directors with a night of movies directed by Anthony Mann. The night kicks off with a pair of movies starring James Stewart: The Man From Laramie at 8:00 PM, followed by Strategic Air Command at 10:00 PM. The Man From Laramie is a western, and Mann made a lot of westerns in the second half of his career, after about 1950 or so. He also collaborated with Stewart regularly. Indeed, I've already recommended the two of them together in another western: The Naked Spur.

Strategic Air Command isn't just a reunion for Mann and Stewart. Stewart's wife in the movie is played by June Allyson, who had appeared as the wife of Stewart's Glenn Miller in The Glenn Miller Story. That movie, too, was directed by Anthony Mann.

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