It’s a Wonderful Life!
My husband and son joined a theater full of Central Texas fans to see the original "It's A Wonderful Life" on the big screen in Harker Heights last night. I told him they would be the only two in the theater, he said I was wrong. Is this movie a part of your Christmas tradition? Thanks to Wikipedia, I know all this: On Dec 20, 1946, "It's a Wonderful Life", premiered in New York City. Directed by Frank Capra, the film starred Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey, Donna Reed as Mary Bailey, Henry Travers as Clarence Oddbody (trying to earn his wings) and Lionel Barrymore as Mr. Potter.
Despite initially being considered a box office flop due to high production costs and stiff competition at the time of its release, the film has come to be regarded as a classic, You can probably watch it hundreds of times on TV every December. According to Wikipedia, the film's break-even point was actually $6.3 million, approximately twice the production cost, a figure it never came close to achieving in its initial release. The film was nominated for five Oscars and has been recognized by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 best American films ever made, coming in at number 11.
So what do you think? A must see for every red-blooded American?