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It's a Wonderful Life

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Original title
It's a Wonderful Life
Running time
130 min.
United States United States
Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra
Dimitri Tiomkin
Joseph Walker, Joseph F. Biroc (B&W)
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Liberty Films Inc. Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Drama. Fantasy | Family-friendly. Christmas. Comedy-Drama
Synopsis / Plot
A good but slightly ineffectual man tries to off himself after an error that really wasnt his fault. In Christmas carol fashion, his crusty-but-lovable guardian angel shows up to give him a tour of the world without his presence, and it isnt a pretty place. Moral courage, small-town American life, civic cooperation, and family love are glorified; corporate greed and self-involvement are vilified; at the climax, a blanket of snow like spun sugar makes everything pure and clean like redemption itself.
1946: 5 Nominations for Oscar: Movie, Director, Actor (Stewart), Editing, Sound
1946: Golden Globes: Best Director
1946: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Director
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