Synopsis by Sally Barber
James Stewart: A Wonderful Life salutes one of Hollywood's best-loved actors. Stewart, who started his career as a magician and accordionist, rose to stardom portraying ordinary men who called on their interior strengths to accomplish extraordinary things. The 1947 film in which Stewart played a small-town man who encounters his guardian angel, It's a Wonderful Life, is one of the most celebrated films of all time. Other favorite Stewart films include Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, The Philadelphia Story, and Harvey. Johnny Carson hosts this video profile of the gentle-natured Indiana native. Visits to the sets of some of Stewart's most popular films, along with personal interviews, create a moving tribute to truly unforgettable actor.