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It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

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(No longer in theaters)
  • Rating: PG — for thematic elements, smoking and some violence
  • Director: Frank Capra   Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Travers
  • Running Time: 135 minutes
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Comedy, Drama


Frank Capra


Liberty Films

Release Date

Dec 25, 1946

Release Notes



Those new to this holiday masterpiece might be stunned at how truly dark it is: Up until the admittedly cheering finale, most of it’s about suicide, depression, loneliness, and lives lived in quiet emotional devastation.


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