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Stewart & Colbert at their finest
Just watched this movie ... again. And I'll watch it every time it's on. A must see, laugh out loud gem of a movie showing off the multi talents of both Jimmy Stewart and Claudette Colbert. Funny, eccentric, well written, cleverly directed and acted make "It's a Wonderful World" - you guessed it - WONDERFUL.
A Little Known Treasure
I saw the film on Turner Classic Movies last night and was really surprised to find that such a fine film with two great actors had largely disappeared into the woodwork. TCM paired the film with 'It Happened One Night' which features Clark Gable and Colbert in a somewhat parallel plotline: a dynamic young working man (if jounalists and private detectives are working men) and a high born or at least highly cultured young woman are thrown together by fate in an adventure; though at first skeptical of each other they end up as lovers. I thought the dialogue in 'Wonderful World' was excellent and the film as a whole holds its own against the more famous sibling. Since another reviewer takes Stewart to task for infelicity with accents, I will note that while watching the film I was struck by how the great leading men and women have distinctive voices to complement their distinctive looks: Stewart, Gable, Grant, Fonda, Bogart, Wayne are examples on the male side; Colbert, Hepburn, Bacall, and Taylor on the female. Anyway, this is a great little film and made a terrific combo with IHON. Many thanks to Turner Classics and Ben Mankiewicz (who hosted and perhaps had a soft spot for the film, whose snappy dialogue was co-authored by his grandpa Herman.)
It's a wonderful movie!
- Mr. Blandings
Saw it for the first time tonight and it was as good as I'd hoped it'd be. Great chemistry between Colbert and Stewart, with some truly hilarious scenes, such as when they are in the apple orchard ("You won't need the gun -- they're tame apples"). Claudette is at her funny fiesty best, dodging bullets, tackling nosy boy scouts, and slugging the bad guys. And when Stewart isn't being scary and serious as the desperate, hunted fugitive, he's a comic delight ... especially wearing those glasses! A highly enjoyable mystery-comedy-romance that I can't wait to watch again.
I swear by my eyes - a hysterically funny movie
What a wonderful world to have this film in the archives!! Stewart & Colbert are simply a joy to watch and James Stewart is at his best in this roller coaster ride of a comedy. The chemistry between the two leads really makes this film non-stop fun from start to finish. This has become one of my favorite comedies of all time --- I swear by my eyes!!!
It's a Wonderful World
This movie had me in stitches. Growing up I was introduced to the great Grant/Hepburn & Tracy/Hepburn comedy teams, but I think Stewart/Colbert were the true rare pairing. Screwball-comedy at its finest with amazing one-liners that would catch you off guard. I would go so far as to say this film is better than "It Happened One Night." A much watch for everyone.
Um filme ótimo
Este filme é excelente. Eu adoro It's a Wonderful World. Uma comédia maravilhosa e o James Stevart e Claudette tem uma química maravilhosa no filme.
Can Jimmy Stewart Act?
It's a Wonderful World was a cute comedy adventure but Jimmy Stewart's attempts at southern and English accents reminded me that he can't break away from that distinct voice of his. Think he's a great actor, prove me wrong: http://wp.me/p164Kr-1i
One of the funniest James Stewart movies
- Lorrie Mercer
this movie is terrific...one of the funniest movies from James Stewart and Claudette Colbert. They are perfect together. Well worth converting to DVD.
Great actor James Stewart
I think this is about the only JS movie I haven't seen, I have tried to get a copy for several years without success. As far as I am aware this has never even been shown in the UK. If it was possible to beg to see this before I die I would do you - I regret though this is so unlikely as my doctors say the cancer will soon take me. God bless you James for all the pleasure you have given me
Colbert and Stewart are histerical.
- Sharon B
My favorite image of this film is James Stewart wearing thick glasses and a boy scout uniform to escape the law. Both he and Claudete Colbert are so delightfully funny in this film. It may not be a "great" film, but it is such a lot of fun to watch
Delightful, see it if you can.
- Jason Harris
Saw "It's a Wonderful World" on TCM early 2006. Stewart as "Guy Johnson" playing rough / tough Priv Inv w/no redeeming values. Claudette as a starry eyed poetess "Edwina Corday" bumps into him during his escape and is basically kidnapped. 2nd half everything goes upside down. Edwina gets the upper hand and Guy relies on her good graces to solve the mystery. Delightfull film, see it if you can. PS Always get title confused with "It's A Wonderful Life" (1946) - another great Stewart film.