I don’t know which James Stewart-Anthony Mann western was shooting when this was taken, but I’m guessing either Winchester ’73 (’50) or Bend of the River (’52) as Stewart, born in ’08, looks like he’s in his mid 40s. You’ll notice that no less than 14 crew guys are utterly fascinated and delighted with what Stewart is saying at the moment. (Mann is sitting at Stewart’s left.) Trust me, I’ve been one of those suck-uppy guys on a set. I kind of hate myself when I’m beaming at every last quip, witticism, sage observation and smart-assed remark that a big star shares, but that’s the system. If a star farts, every crew member bends over for a good whiff. The star knows this, of course. He/she can do anything, say anything. It takes a certain je ne sais quoi to handle this kind of attention.