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Merry Christmas, George Bailey (1997)

Performance of the 1947 Lux Radio version of "It's a Wonderful Life", taped live in the historic Pasadena Playhouse as a benefit for the Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

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Matthew Diamond
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Casey Kasem ... Radio Announcer
Bill Pullman ... George Bailey
Penelope Ann Miller ... Mary Hatch Bailey
Nathan Lane ... Clarence
Martin Landau ... Pa Bailey / Mr. Potter
Sally Field ... Mrs. Bailey / Narrator
Joe Mantegna ... Joseph / Nick
Christian Slater ... Harry Bailey
Jerry Van Dyke ... Uncle Billy
Robert Guillaume ... Mr. Gower
Carol Kane ... Cousin Tilly / Mrs. Hatch
Bronson Pinchot ... Mr. Carter
Dan Lauria ... Bert
Craig Sheffer ... Ernie Bishop / Ed / Bridgekeeper
Armelia McQueen Armelia McQueen ... Mrs. Thompson
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Performance of the 1947 Lux Radio version of "It's a Wonderful Life", taped live in the historic Pasadena Playhouse as a benefit for the Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1997 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Jimmy Hawkins (who played Tommy Bailey in the original Frank Capra classic) was also the executive producer of this one-hour PBS All-Star Charity TV special. See more »

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Version of It Happened One Christmas (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

It's a Wonderful Life
(It's a Wonderful Life (1946))
Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
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An excellent radio broadcast that elaborates on "It's a Wonderful Life."
28 December 1998 | by moondebaSee all my reviews

This is a quirky and unique presentation of "It's a Wonderful Life" done as a live radio brodcast. The excellent acting done by the star studded cast, and even some goof ups because it is filmed live, add to the fun. Possibly the best part was watching the sound effects man in the background doing everything from knocking on doors to pouring out buckets of water.


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