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|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Frank Capra; Frances Goodrich; Albert Hackett; Jo Swerling; James Stewart; Donna Reed; Lionel Barrymore; Thomas Mitchell; Henry Travers; Beulah Bondi; Frank Faylen; Ward Bond; Gloria Grahame; H B Warner; Dimitri Tiomkin; Joseph B Walker; Philip Van Doren Stern; Liberty Films.; RKO Radio Pictures.; Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
|Language Note:||In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English; closed-captioned.|
|Notes:||Based on a story by Philip Van Doren Stern.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1946.
Special features: Featurettes: The making of "It's a wonderful life" (23 min.); A personal remembrance (1991) (14 min) ; Original theatrical trailer (2 min.); Preview (3 min.).
|Credits:||Musical score written and directed by Dmitri Tiomkin ; directors of photography, Joseph Walker, Joseph Biroc ; editor, William Hornbeck.|
|Cast:||James Stewart (George Bailey), Donna Reed (Mary Hatch), Lionel Barrymore (Mr. Potter), Thomas Mitchell (Uncle Billy), Henry Travers (Clarence), Beulah Bondi (Mrs. Bailey), Frank Faylen (Ernie), Ward Bond (Bert), Gloria Grahame (Violet), H.B. Warner (Mr. Gower).|
|Awards:||Winner, 1947 Golden Globe Award: Best Motion Picture Director--Frank Capra; National Film Registry selection, 1990.|
|Target Audience:||MPAA rating: Not rated ; Canadian Home Video rating: G.|
|Description:||1 videodisc (ca. 130 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Details:||DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital mono.; full screen presentation.|
|Contents:||Opening credits --
1919: saving Harry --
Mr. Gower's drug store --
"You put something bad in those capsules." --
1928: George Bailey, world traveler --
Last meal --
High school reunion --
The big Charleston contest --
Walking Mary home --
Harry's surprise --
Courting Mary --
Wedding day --
320 Sycamore --
Bailey Park --
On the nest --
December 24, 1945 --
Uncle Billy at the bank --
Searching for $8,000 --
Something wrong with Daddy --
No help from a warped, frustrated old man --
At Martini's bar --
On the bridge --
Saving George --
At Nick's place --
"I want to live again." --
The richest man in town.
|Series Title:||Paramount DVD collection.|
|Other Titles:||It's a wonderful life (Motion picture)
It's a wonderful life
|Responsibility:||Paramount ; Liberty Films presents an RKO Radio Release ; screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, and Frank Capra ; additional scenes by Jo Swerling ; produced and directed by Frank Capra.|
George Bailey is not having a good day. His life in the sleepy little town of Bedford Falls has been thrown off track, perhaps never to recover. His business has failed, he's wanted by the police, and he's had a fight with his beloved wife Mary. On this disastrous day, his responsibilities and frustrations overwhelm him, leading him to a bridge and serious contemplation of suicide. It's up to an angel named Clarence to convince George that his life has been one of worth and that it's still worth living. After taking a long look at George's life, the angel offers a portrait of what life in Bedford Falls would be like if George had never been born. This classic, sentimental favorite has become a Christmas tradition.
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- Success -- Drama.
- Suicidal behavior -- Drama.
- Angels -- Drama.
- Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
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