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It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

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Starring (View all)
James Stewart James Stewart
George Bailey
Donna Reed Donna Reed
Mary Hatch
Lionel Barrymore Lionel Barrymore
Mr. Potter
Thomas Mitchell Thomas Mitchell
Uncle Billy
Henry Travers Henry Travers
Clarence
Beulah Bondi Beulah Bondi
Mrs. Bailey
Frank Faylen Frank Faylen
Ernie
Ward Bond Ward Bond
Bert


Written by (View all)
Frances Goodrich Frances Goodrich
(screenplay)
Albert Hackett Albert Hackett
(screenplay) and


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You've really had a wonderful life.

12 years, 11 months ago at Dec 10 2:10
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''You see George, you've really had a wonderful life. Don't you see what a mistake it would be to just throw it away?''

An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.

James Stewart: George Bailey

Truly one of the finest films ever made. It's message still resonates a... read more

It's a Wonderful Movie!

10 years, 12 months ago at Dec 5 9:01
2 votes
"Strange, isn't it? Each man's life touches so many other lives. When he isn't around he leaves an awful hole, doesn't he?"A Christmastime staple, Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life is a rare film which has withstood the test of time and continues to touch millions of people through its themes, boundless appeal, and emotional power. Admittedly, compared to Miracle on 34th Street or National Lampo... read more

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9 years, 11 months ago at Dec 25 8:34
1 vote
Frank Capra's more timeless films seem to be the caffeine of classic Hollywood. They're peppy, fun to consume and leave you with a positive buzz until the cold hard realities of your world set in.

One of the finest examples of this Capra rush is the holiday classic "It's A Wonderful Life". The film adroitly tells the story of small-town hero George Bailey and the many lives he tou... read more
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George Bailey spends his entire life giving up his big dreams for the good of his town, Bedford Falls, as we see in flashback. But in the present, on Christmas Eve, he is broken and suicidal over the misplacing of an $8000 loan and the machinations of the evil millionaire, Mr. Potter. His guardian angel, Clarence, falls to Earth, literally, and shows him how his town, family, and friends would turn out if he had never been born. George meant so much to so many people; should he really throw it all away?
Release date: 7 January 1947
UPC: 017153115185
Tags: Drama (43), Christmas (42), 1940s (23), Fantasy (22), Family (20), Romance (19), 1946 (16), Angel (12), Comedy (10), Usa (10), Redemption (10), Snow (9), Bar (8), Marriage (8), Black & White (7), Bank (6), Stroke (6), (6), Bell (6)
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“It's a Wonderful Life is something truly special, and along with Scrooge, the original Miracle on 34th Street and Home Alones 1 and 2, it is something I watch every Christmas. Why? Because I love this movie, seriously I do. Looking through my 1000 or so reviews here, I couldn't believe I hadn't reviewed this movie; I have seen movies that I have loved and cherished since childhood and I have seen movies that belong at the bottom of the garbage. It's a Wonderful Life belongs to the former, although I am 17, I appreciate a good movie when I see one. This is more than a good movie, it's a timeless masterpiece, that holds up on repeated viewings and never loses its magic.

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“Me ha sorprendido mucho esta película. No esperaba que me fuese a gustar tanto.

Si bien toda la fantasía del ángel es muy apropiada para el tono navideño no deja de ser una manera inverosimil para salvar al protagonista.

El final de la primera hora y inicio de la segunda se puede llegar a hacer largo y sin duda yo hubiera acortado esto pasando directamente a lo del ángel . También habría omitido el inicio con el ángel como estrella hablando con Dios en forma de galaxias o lo que sea. Saca mucho de onda aún siendo fantástico todo el proceso para que George no se mate.

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Kyle Ellis posted a review 1 year ago

“This is a very good movie. Period. A "classic", I don't think so. This is a movie whose actual quality has been exceeded by its hype--though NOT because the producers or actors hyped it (like the typical overblown and over-hyped Hollywood film). In fact, when it was released it was not particularly successful (especially compared to other Frank Capra flicks).

No, instead it reached legendary status for TWO reasons alone. It was a public domain video (hence NO ROYALTIES REQUIRED FOR SHOWING IT) AND its setting for the movie's conclusion was the holiday season. These two factors worked together to BLITZ the American public from the 1980s to the late 90s (until its copyright status was restored). I remember these dark days, when It's A Wonderful Life was literally shown on half a do” read more

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