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It's a Wonderful Life: Classic Movies on the Radio | [Screen Director's Playhouse]

It's a Wonderful Life: Classic Movies on the Radio

This radio dramatization of the classic movie is introduced by its director, Frank Capra, and features James Stewart re-creating his Oscar-nominated role. It aired on May 8, 1949.
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Publisher's Summary

This radio dramatization of the classic movie is introduced by its director, Frank Capra, and features James Stewart re-creating his Oscar-nominated role. It aired on May 8, 1949.

The Screen Director's Playhouse featured adaptations of famous movies and called upon the directors to introduce and highlight their work. After each show, the director and stars gathered around the microphones to reminisce about the making of the film.

Hear more collections of radio movie dramatizations, or listen to all of the individual programs by themselves!

© and (P)2006 Radio Spirits Inc.

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    Beth Anderson Wayne, NJ USA 11-04-08
    Beth Anderson Wayne, NJ USA 11-04-08 Member Since 2010
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    "A Holiday Favorite"

    If you're like me, your holiday season isn't complete without seeing Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed do battle with Lionel Barrymore. This old radio braodcast is a condensed version of the movie, with all the same actors. It's a great way to enjoy this classic while dashing through the mall.

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    mikeg233 indiana usa 10-26-13
    mikeg233 indiana usa 10-26-13

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    Would you consider the audio edition of It's a Wonderful Life to be better than the print version?

    there was no print lol


    What did you like best about this story?

    porky pig


    Any additional comments?

    the angel guy is played by porky pig in this version(the actor who played porky pig) its kinda weird otherwise great story its not the movie but it adds to it

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    Barbara C Houston Durham, NC United States 12-19-12
    Barbara C Houston Durham, NC United States 12-19-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Not Quite the Movie But It Will Do for a Quick Fix"
    Would you consider the audio edition of It's a Wonderful Life to be better than the print version?

    I don't know a print version, but it's not as good as the film. Jimmy Stewart is in the radio broadcast. However, the angel, 2nd class, Clarence, is played by someone with a lisp, and he does not have the lovely sweetness of the filmed character.


    What about James Stewart and Frank Capra ’s performance did you like?

    Jimmy Stewart is such an "everyman" and his voice, separated from his physicality, may be even more effective than in the film. The scene where he asks Mary to be his wife is very touching and his recognition that he loves her comes through even more clearly than in the movie.


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