It's a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life

1946, NR, 129 min. Directed by Frank Capra. Starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Travers, Gloria Grahame.

REVIEWED By Marjorie Baumgarten, Wed., Dec. 27, 2000

This sentimental perennial is a holiday chestnut. A man learns that he's made a difference in the lives of others, and an angel gets its wings.

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