This is the fourth post in a series in which I explore what classic film actresses in iconic roles can teach us — and, more particularly, my fast-growing daughter — about the seven classic virtues. These posts follow the order of the virtues that Dante encount... Read More...
We see Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed diverge: one stumbles down the road of wrath, the other patiently follows the road of meekness.
It is Jean Arthur's kindness, in the end, that saves Jimmy Stewart in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.
To introduce my daughter to the seven classic virtues, I will enlist the help of classic guides: Ingrid Bergman, Myrna Loy, Katherine Hepburn, and Jean Arthur, among others.