Did James Stewart ever play a villain?

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Did James Stewart ever play a villain?

Postby Polynikes » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:16 am

Watching The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and The Far Country, I suddenly wondered whether James Stewart ever took on the role of a villain or baddie. I haven't Googled it yet. Can anyone think of such a film?
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Re: Did James Stewart ever play a villain?

Postby Dan Mancini » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:51 am

I know of at least one movie where he was the villain, but I don't want to say anything because it'll spoil the end.
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Re: Did James Stewart ever play a villain?

Postby J.M. Vargas » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:42 am

I did Google it and I got a couple of answers. Don't let the techno dob bite, Google is your (evil) friend. ;-)
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Re: Did James Stewart ever play a villain?

Postby Polynikes » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:01 pm

Dan Mancini wrote:I know of at least one movie where he was the villain, but I don't want to say anything because it'll spoil the end.


You have me stumped. I am not counting films where he plays an essentially good character with flaws, weaknesses or occasionally succumbing to temptation e.g. Rope or The Far Country. I mean a genuine no-nonsense villainous baddie. Any clues? I am beginning to think it must be one I have not seen rather than a failure of memory on my part. I feel some internet research looming.

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance made me ponder how few rivals John Wayne and James Stewart have for "the film stars most likely to be subject to amateur impersonation" award. Jimmy Cagney?
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Re: Did James Stewart ever play a villain?

Postby hoytereden » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:23 am

Don't know if this is the one Dan's referring to, but....After the Thin Man. If it is...SORRY! :o :)
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Re: Did James Stewart ever play a villain?

Postby cdouglas » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:29 pm

Sure he did. That evil bastard Glenn Miller ruined decades of military musical tradition with his crazy, new-fangled swing numbers.
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Re: Did James Stewart ever play a villain?

Postby Dan Mancini » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:52 pm

hoytereden wrote:Don't know if this is the one Dan's referring to, but....After the Thin Man. If it is...SORRY! :o :)

Ding! Ding! Ding! You are correct, sir.
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