It’s a Wonderful Life

It’s a Wonderful Life

This tale of an ordinary man who, frustrated by his inability to escape his small-town life and pursue his dreams, gets a rare chance to see the impact he has made on those around him was a box-office disappointment in its original release, but has since become one of the most beloved Hollywood films of all time.

This tale of an ordinary man who, frustrated by his inability to escape his small-town life and pursue his dreams, gets a rare chance to see the impact he has made on those around him, was a box-office disappointment in its original release (despite five Oscar nominations including Best Picture and Directing), but has since become one of the most beloved Hollywood films of all time. 

Director: Frank Capra. Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell.  1946. 132 min. USA. B&W. English. 35mm. 

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