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It's a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life(1946)

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MISCELLANEOUS NOTES

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  • Released in United States December 20, 1946
  • Released in United States on Video September 1987
  • Wide Release in United States January 7, 1947
  • Based on the short story "The Greatest Gift" written by by Philip Van Doren Stern in November 1939, and enclosed in his Christmas cards in 1943. He had the story privately published and copyrighted in 1945.
  • Cary Grant brought the story to the attention of RKO where he was under contract and they bought the screen rights, intending to star him in the property.
  • Began shooting April 15, 1946.
  • Completed shooting July 17, 1946.
  • Selected in 1990 for inclusion in the Library of Congress' National Film Registry.
  • Wide Release in United States January 7, 1947
  • Released in United States on Video September 1987
  • Released in United States December 20, 1946 (Academy Award qualifying run)
  • Selected in 1998 as one of the AFI's list of 100 Greatest American Films of the century.
  • Re-released in United Kingdom December 1997.