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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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Genre

Comedy, Drama

Producer

Frank Capra

Distributor

Liberty Films

Release Date

Dec 25, 1946

Release Notes

Nationwide

Review

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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