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When Did “It’s a Wonderful Life” Become a Hit?

It’s a Wonderful Life is a 1946 American Christmas fantasy drama film created and directed by Frank Capra, based on Philip Van Doren Stern’s self-published short story and booklet The Greatest Gift, which is partially based on Charles Dickens’ 1843 novella A Christmas Carol. But did you know that the movie wasn’t popular when it …

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Why Did the FBI Issue A Memo on the Film “It’s A Wonderful Life”?

The height of paranoia regarding communism was at an all-time high during the 40s. This resulted in several government-led projects to ensure that this ideology didn’t spread throughout the United States. But did you know that big-screen motion pictures were not safe from accusations from the FBI?  In 1947, the FBI issued a memo on …

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James Stewart, an American actor, rose from the rank of Private to Colonel in only 4 years during his WW2 military service, and eventually became a Brigadier General, making him the highest ranking actor in American military history.

James Stewart “Jimmy Stewart” and “Jimmy Stuart” redirect here. For other uses, see Jimmy Stewart (disambiguation), Jimmy Stuart (disambiguation), and James Stewart (disambiguation). James Maitland Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) was an American actor, singer and military officer. Known for his distinctive drawl and everyman screen persona, Stewart’s film career spanned 80 …

James Stewart, an American actor, rose from the rank of Private to Colonel in only 4 years during his WW2 military service, and eventually became a Brigadier General, making him the highest ranking actor in American military history. Read More »