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Title:It's A Wonderful Life

Date: 1946
Type: Drama
Rating: 4 Stars 4/5
Colour: Black and White
Director: Frank Capra
Producer: Frank Capra

Comment
When a man's (James Stewart) business is about to go under, he decides to commit suicide but is stopped by his guardian angel who shows him what life for his wife (Donna Reed), family, friends and town would have been like if he had not been born. Frank Capra portrays James Stewart character in the first part of the film as then man who always puts other people before himself and then in the final part comes to realise what impact he really did have on people's lives even though he did not think he did. This could have been a film of sentimental mush, but in Frank Capra's hands is a heart warming film that recognises the importance of each individual person. The stand out performance is James Stewart , but there is also a good supporting performance from Donna Reid.

Actors

James StewartJames Stewart
Lionel BarrymoreLionel Barrymore
Donna ReedDonna Reed
Gloria GrahameGloria Grahame

Oscars

Nomination - Best Picture
Nomination - Best Actor - James Stewart
Nomination - Best Director - Frank Capra


It's A Wonderful Life