We may be trying to let a guilty man go free, I don’t know. Nobody really can. But we have a reasonable doubt, and that’s something that’s very valuable in our system. No jury can declare a man guilty unless it’s sure.
He moved me always, this reserved man. There was a reason he was a star.
I realized he wasn’t Tom Joad or Clarence Darrow or young Abe Lincoln or the character in “The Ox-Bow Incident”, but that he had chosen to do them because he believed in those values. I think he hoped some of it would rub off - and it did.
He had the personification of the public’s eye of the American male: quiet, courageous, capable, sensitive.
Jimmy Stewart and Henry Fonda at El Morocco Restaurant. January 1961