“It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946)

I watched It’s a Wonderful Life for the first time last night. Good, but almost unrelentingly sad right up till the admittedly satisfying ending . (I was reminded of when the friends of Friends tried to show it to Phoebe as an example of a movie with a happy ending.)

Instead, watch American Madness, a Capra film with some of the same banking and character motifs, or Shop Around the Corner, a better, IMO, Stewart holiday film.

ETA: At Mental Floss, 10 bits of trivia about It’s a Wonderful Life.

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