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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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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

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The original Lux Radio Theater presentation was broadcast on March 10, 1947 with James Stewart and Donna Reed reprising their film roles. The radio play was again presented in 1947, 1949 and 1951. See more »

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Version of It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

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It's a Wonderful Life
(It's a Wonderful Life (1946))
Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
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I Remember This!
26 December 2002 | by cougarita2000See all my reviews

Always a fan of "It's a Wonderful Life," I remember stumbling across this a few years ago. It was a well-done rendition of the classic, presented in radio style. In other words, it wasn't acted out visually, but rather was performed as though it was hitting the air waves for Christmas 1947. Very cool! The performances were great, too. Of course, Bill Pullman isn't James Stewart, but who is? No one can compare to Jimmy in the role of George Bailey, but Pullman does a decent job. If only there were some way to purchase the show on CD! It's like something you'd see advertised on public television, and the recording would be perfect to stick in the car during the holidays. Catch it if you can!!!


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