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It’s A Wonderful Life (1947)

Posted by Technoheaven on January 1, 1947

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130 min – view video trailer

Director: Frank Capra
Starring: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

Genres: Drama, Family, Fantasy

IMDB 8.7 / Amazon 4.7 / MRQE 89 / Decent Films A+

Oscars: 5 nominations, 0 wins (Best Picture, Actor, Director, Sound, Editing)

Ranked #4 Greatest Movies Through 1960, in 30 of 41 best movies lists, a Zagat Top Movie

An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. IMDB 8.7 rating from over 143,048 users

Heartwarming and reaffirming, It’s A Wonderful Life is on many lists of the greatest films ever made. Amazon 4.7 stars from over 757 users

“No one is born to be a failure. No one is poor who has friends.” These platitudes, plastered across the packaging of home-video editions of Frank Capra’s evergreen Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life, embody the film’s popular but misleading image as sentimental, schmaltzy “Capra-corn.” Yet the film itself is leavened by darker themes and more rigorous morals about self-sacrifice, disappointment, and the fragility of happiness and the American dream. Read full Decent Films review (rated A+, Superior artistic-entertainment for Kids & Up)

MRQE 89% rating with links to over 105 reviews

Madison Public Library

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It Happened One Night (1934)

Posted by Technoheaven on January 1, 1934

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105 min – view video trailer

Director: Frank Capra
Starring: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly

IMDB 8.3 / Amazon 4.8 / MRQE 89% / Decent Films A-

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Oscars: nominated for 5, won 5 (Best Picture, Actor, Actress, Director, Writing)

Ranked #26 Greatest Movies Through 1960, a Zagat Top Movie

A spoiled heiress, running away from her family, is helped by a man who’s actually a reporter looking for a story. IMDB 8.3 rating from over 34,760 users

Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert team up for laughs as mismatched lovers in this 1934 screwball comedy classic… a spirited entertainment and an uplifting experience. Amazon 4.8 stars from over 153 users

One of the most enduring romantic comedies of Hollywood’s golden age, Capra’s It Happened One Nightis an unassuming road picture starring Clark Gable as an out-of-work newspaperman and Claudette Colbert as a spoiled heiress who travel together from Miami to New York. Decent Films A-

MRQE 89% from over 34 reviews

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