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The Resource It's a wonderful life, Republic Pictures ; Liberty Films ; an RKO Radio release ; screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra ; additional scenes by Jo Swerling ; produced and directed by Frank Capra, (videorecording)

It's a wonderful life, Republic Pictures ; Liberty Films ; an RKO Radio release ; screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra ; additional scenes by Jo Swerling ; produced and directed by Frank Capra, (videorecording)

Label
It's a wonderful life
Title
It's a wonderful life
Statement of responsibility
Republic Pictures ; Liberty Films ; an RKO Radio release ; screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra ; additional scenes by Jo Swerling ; produced and directed by Frank Capra
Title variation
Frank Capra's It's a wonderful life
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
George Bailey, a desperate and suicidal man, is visited by a guardian angel who shows him how important he has been to those around him in his life
Awards note
  • National Film Registry selection, 1990.
  • Golden Globe Award, 1947: Golden Globe - Best Motion Picture Director (Frank Capra).
  • American Film Institute 100 greatest American movies; #11.
Cataloging source
OLP
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Joseph Walker, Joseph Biroc; editor, William Hornbeck; music, Dmitri Tiomkin
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
In English with optional French or Spanish soundtracks; optional subtitles in French or Spanish; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired
PerformerNote
James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Travers, Beulah Bondi, Gloria Grahame
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1897-1991
  • 1897-1964
  • 1908-1997
  • 1921-1986
  • 1878-1954
  • 1892-1962
  • 1874-1965
  • 1892-1981
  • 1900-1984
  • 1903-1996
  • 1901-1983
  • 1894-1979
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
  • Grahame, Gloria
  • Stern, Philip Van Doren
  • Walker, Joseph B
  • Biroc, Joseph
  • Hornbeck, William
  • Tiomkin, Dimitri
  • Republic Pictures Corporation
  • Liberty Films
  • RKO Radio Pictures
  • Republic Entertainment Inc
  • Artisan Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
132
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Success
  • Suicidal behavior
  • Angels
  • Golden Globe Awards
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
It's a wonderful life, Republic Pictures ; Liberty Films ; an RKO Radio release ; screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra ; additional scenes by Jo Swerling ; produced and directed by Frank Capra, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on a story by Philip Van Doren Stern
  • Originally released as motion picture in 1946
  • Digitally remastered from the original film negative
  • Special features: Theatrical trailer, Making of It's a wonderful life, A personal remembrance (a special tribute to Frank Capra by Frank Capra, Jr.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
side A. Feature film (132 min.) -- side B. Featurettes (28 min.)
Control code
ocm49212933
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Original uncut version.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 132 min.)
Isbn
9780782010039
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
017153115185
Other physical details
sd., b&w with col. sequences, double sided
Publisher number
11518-DV
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; THX digitally mastered; Dolby digital
Video recording format
DVD
Label
It's a wonderful life, Republic Pictures ; Liberty Films ; an RKO Radio release ; screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra ; additional scenes by Jo Swerling ; produced and directed by Frank Capra, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on a story by Philip Van Doren Stern
  • Originally released as motion picture in 1946
  • Digitally remastered from the original film negative
  • Special features: Theatrical trailer, Making of It's a wonderful life, A personal remembrance (a special tribute to Frank Capra by Frank Capra, Jr.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
side A. Feature film (132 min.) -- side B. Featurettes (28 min.)
Control code
ocm49212933
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Original uncut version.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 132 min.)
Isbn
9780782010039
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
017153115185
Other physical details
sd., b&w with col. sequences, double sided
Publisher number
11518-DV
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; THX digitally mastered; Dolby digital
Video recording format
DVD
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