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It's a Wonderful Life (1947 movie)

106 Ratings: 3.7
A 1947 movie

Now perhaps the most beloved American film, It's a Wonderful Life was largely forgotten for years, due to a copyright quirk. Only in the late 1970s did it find its audience through repeated TV showings. Frank Capra's masterwork deserves … see full wiki

Genre: Comedy
Release Date: 1946, December 25, 1946
MPAA Rating: Unrated
13 reviews about It's a Wonderful Life (1947 movie)
review by . December 27, 2013
posted in Movie Hype
I looked up the writers of the classic Frank Capra flick It's a Wonderful Life. Capra's name was among them, and when I did some further-depth research about his own life, I was a little surprised to learn that he suffered occasional bouts of depression during an earlier downswing in his younger years. It seemed odd to me because It's a Wonderful Life doesn't come off as anything that could ever have been written by anyone who's suffered from depression. It comes off like more the fantasy of a screenwriter …
Quick Tip by . July 27, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Its truley a classic. It is not just a great Christmas movie, but an overall great film. Who doesnt love James Stewart.
Quick Tip by . July 25, 2010
You always get a warm-hearted feeling when watching this film.
Quick Tip by . May 27, 2010
A heart-warming story!! Makes you want to believe in miracles.
Quick Tip by . May 04, 2010
Great movie, my second favorit.
review by . March 23, 2009
This rates up with my top 5 favorite movies of all time. I grew up on the Donna Reed show and remember that this was the movie I always saw her in and she was a lot more beautiful then. James Stewart is great as George Baily, the guy who wanted to help everybody and sacrificed his own financial success.     The idea that one doesn't realize one's worth until you are removed from the equation has been copied hundreds of times since but never as well as this movie.     Clarence …
review by . December 17, 2008
Such a classic movie. No doubt you've either seen it a million times or heard one of the many infamous quotes.     I enjoy sitting down to properly watch this movie almost as much as I enjoy catching glimpses of it playing on random store-front tv's because it always evokes that warm fuzzy feeling of goodness. There's nothing nicer than knowing a man who gives up everything in his life for others, eventually gets and understands that karma (of course they don't call it that in …
review by . December 17, 2005
I have seen hundreds of movies that move me, "It's a Wonderful Life" have been one of my favorite Christmas story as long as I can remember. Many people find it corny and old fashioned, I find it uplifting and as true in content today as the day it was made. No one could have portrayed the character of George Bailey like the unforgettable Jimmy Stewart....and Donna Reed and the entire cast.......Wow!!   I think Frank Capra must have had a sixth sense when it came to knowing who would cast …
review by . January 27, 2005
posted in Movie Hype
This rates up with my top 5 favorite movies of all time. I grew up on the Donna Reed show and remember that this was the movie I always saw her in and she was a lot more beautiful then. James Stewart is great as George Baily, the guy who wanted to help everybody and sacrificed his own financial success.    The idea that one doesn't realize one's worth until you are removed from the equation has been copied hundreds of times since but never as well as this movie.    Clarence …
review by . September 15, 2004
posted in Movie Hype
I watch this movie every year at Christmas and I think it is fabulous. The movie is based largely on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, except in this case instead of a scrooge we have George Bailey. George is a hardworking, decent, and kind man who runs a small bank in town. Unfortunately for him, the bad guy in the movie, Mr. Potter also runs a bank and wants a monopoly in the town. When one of George's employees loses a large sum of money Potter jumps in and tries to ruin George. Distraught …
review by . July 13, 2003
It was produced and directed by Frank Capra who collaborated with Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, and Jo Swerling on the screenplay. Nominated for five Academy Awards (including Best Picture) it won none. Over the years, however, it developed a loyal following, largely comprised of those who appreciate Capra's films. Only in recent years has it received the recognition and praise it deserves. How to describe this film? It focuses on a thoroughly decent man named George Bailey (James Stewart) who, …
review by . February 10, 2002
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: acting, story, THE IDEA     Cons: the fact that there are so few family values left in movies today     The Bottom Line: Not required        first my apologies to Diverpam for breaking all the rules of her write-off to benefit Epinion's member Imames, who has a desperately ill daughter requiring surgery and a husband recently unemployed - no insurance! Diverpam asked that you use every one of your Epinion titles in your …
review by . November 22, 2001
posted in Movie Hype
Frank Capra's apex of his career never received the recognition it deserved until the late 1970's. Then America started to wake up and thanks to televised viewings, the movie became a hit. This is one of my favorite movies of all time. Jimmy Stewart has one of the most engaging roles of his career as George Bailey, the hometown hero who has big dreams, but gives them up for doing the right thing. Younger children may not be able to appreciate the depth of this film, but when we watched a showing …
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