On this date in 1946, the Christmas classic "It's a Wonderful Life" film premiered in New York...click on the photos and links.
Directed by Frank Capra, starring James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore...
The film is one of the most beloved in American cinema, and has become traditional viewing during the Christmas season.
It stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a man who has given up his dreams to help others, and whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody (Henry Travers). Clarence shows George all the lives he has touched, and how different life in his community of Bedford Falls would be if he had never been born.
performing poorly at the box office due to stiff competition at the
time of its release, the film has become a classic and is a staple of
Christmas television around the world...It's a Wonderful Life is now
considered one of the greatest films of all time.
It was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and has been recognized by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 best American films ever made.
And your editor agrees....
As for the "woke commentary" this blog receives every year about how this movie should be relegated to the dust bin or worse still, burned(!), YAWN.....AND OY.....save your aching arches. That road is permanently closed here at Everything Croton.....
--REMEMBERING BEULAH BONDI; MORE HERE
--ANOTHER CHRISTMAS FAVE, THE BELLS OF ST. MARY; MORE HERE
--REMEMBERING WHEN DOWNTOWNS AND TRAIN STATIONS DECORATED FOR CHRISTMAS WITHOUT A SECOND THOUGHT; https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2020/12/remembering-when-downtowns-train.html
--AND A COLLECTION OF CHRISTMAS MOVIE LINKS AND MORE FROM https://familychristmasonline.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=18&sid=eceafd870ca7d4cf22462b8ba3dc78c1
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