It's a wonderful life (Captioned)

United States, 1946

Film
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The philanthropic director of a small savings and loan association on the verge of bankruptcy in a small American town thinks he is a failure and contemplates suicide. His guardian angel attempts to convince him that his life has been far from worthless. A comedy-drama in a fantasy framework which recapitulates Capra’s major themes: the fragility of good and virtue and the ever threatening encroachment of evil. (Awards: nominated for five Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor).

Credits

production company

Liberty Films

producer/director

Frank Capra

Duration

02:40:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1946

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

304259

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Christmas

Closed captioning

Comedy

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Christmas

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Depression, Mental

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Suicide

Magic, Occult & Supernatural → Angels

Sound/audio

Captioned

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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