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The Resource Frank Capra's It's a wonderful life, 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, (videorecording DVD)

Frank Capra's It's a wonderful life, 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, (videorecording DVD)

Label
Frank Capra's It's a wonderful life
Title
Frank Capra's It's a wonderful life
Statement of 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
Title variation
It's a wonderful life
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Composer
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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
Member of
Awards note
Winner, 1947 Golden Globe Award: Best Motion Picture Director--Frank Capra; National Film Registry selection, 1990.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
It's a wonderful life (Motion picture)
Credits note
Musical score written and directed by Dmitri Tiomkin ; directors of photography, Joseph Walker, Joseph Biroc ; special photographic effects, Russell A. Cully ; art director, Jack Okey ; editor, William Hornbeck ; costumes, Edward Stevenson
Dewey number
791.4372
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated ; Canadian Home Video rating: G
Language note
In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1995.9.C5113
LC item number
F7365 2006
PerformerNote
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)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1897-1991
  • 1897-1964
  • 1908-1997
  • 1921-1986
  • 1878-1954
  • 1892-1962
  • 1874-1965
  • 1892-1981
  • 1905-1985
  • 1903-1960
  • 1876-1958
  • 1894-1979
  • 1900-1984
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Capra, Frank
  • Goodrich, Frances
  • Hackett, Albert
  • Swerling, Jo
  • Stewart, James
  • Reed, Donna
  • Barrymore, Lionel
  • Mitchell, Thomas
  • Travers, Henry
  • Bondi, Beulah
  • Faylen, Frank
  • Bond, Ward
  • Grahame, Gloria
  • Warner, H. B.
  • Tiomkin, Dimitri
  • Stern, Philip Van Doren
  • Liberty Films
  • RKO Radio Pictures
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
130
Series statement
Paramount DVD
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Success
  • Suicidal behavior
  • Angels
  • Man-woman relationships
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Frank Capra's It's a wonderful life, 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, (videorecording DVD)
Link
http://www.mrqe.com/lookup?It%27s+a+Wonderful+Life+(1946)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • 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.)
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
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 -- Pottersville -- "I want to live again." -- Homecoming -- The richest man in town
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
60th anniversary ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 130 min.)
Isbn
9781415719107
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 097369600149
  • 097369600125
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
96001
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 1699355
  • (OCoLC)ocm71381191
  • (OCoLC)71381191
  • 1098478
  • 1699355
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital mono.; full screen presentation
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Frank Capra's It's a wonderful life, 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, (videorecording DVD)
Link
http://www.mrqe.com/lookup?It%27s+a+Wonderful+Life+(1946)
Publication
Note
  • 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.)
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
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 -- Pottersville -- "I want to live again." -- Homecoming -- The richest man in town
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
60th anniversary ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 130 min.)
Isbn
9781415719107
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 097369600149
  • 097369600125
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
96001
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 1699355
  • (OCoLC)ocm71381191
  • (OCoLC)71381191
  • 1098478
  • 1699355
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital mono.; full screen presentation
Video recording format
DVD

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