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Frank Capra's It's a wonderful life [videorecording] / Liberty Films presents ; screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, and Frank Capra ; produced and directed by Frank Capra.

Available copies

  • 10 of 12 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 4 of 4 copies available at Umatilla County Public Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Pendleton Public Library.

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A man is saved from a suicide attempt by an angel and is then shown how important he is to the people who love him. A Christmas classic.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Pendleton Public Library DVD ITS (Text) 37801000199925 DVD DVD None 12/09/2008 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1415719101
  • ISBN: 9781415719107
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 130 min.) : sound, black & white ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: 60th anniversary edition.
  • Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2006]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on a story by Philip Van Doren Stern.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1946.
Special features: The making of It's a wonderful life (behind the scenes information on the making of the film, the film's conception and reception); A personal remembrance (includes interviews with Frank Capra and James Stewart), original theatrical trailer.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Additional scenes by Jo Swerling ; score, Dmitri Tiomkin ; directors of photpgraphy, Joseph Walker and Joseph Biroc ; editor, William Hornbeck.
Participant or Performer Note:
James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Travers, Beulah Bondi, Frank Faylen, Ward Bond, Gloria Grahame, H.B. Warner.
Summary, etc.:
A man is saved from a suicide attempt by an angel and is then shown how important he is to the people who love him. A Christmas classic.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: G.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC; region 1; Dolby Digital.
Language Note:
English or French audio tracks, optional English subtitles; closed-captioned.
Awards Note:
National Film Registry selection, 1990.
Golden Globes, USA, 1947: Golden Globe - Best Motion Picture Director (Frank Capra)
Subject: Stern, Philip Van Doren, 1900-1984 > Film adaptations.
Families > Drama.
Success > Drama.
Suicidal behavior > Drama.
Angels > Drama.
Fantasy films.
Genre: Feature films.
Christmas films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Fantasy > Feature.
Romance > Feature.
Family > Feature.
Fantasy films.
Romance fiction.

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