Christmas Sentimental Favourites
(1940, dir. Ernst Lubitsch, w/ Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan, Joseph Schildkraut)
The ultimate in sheer charm, this film is unpretentious. A graceful period comedy about co-workers in a Budapest notions shop who don't realize that they are lonely hearts pen-pals. Superbly scripted by Samson Raphaelson, from Nikolaus Laszlo's play Parfumerie. One of the most beautifully acted and paced romantic comedies. AJPFILM INFO (Astor rating)
(1946, dir. Frank Capra, w/ James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell)
It’s a Wonderful Life will start at approximately 9:35pm, and finish at approximately 11:51pm.
George Bailey spends his entire life giving up his big dreams for the good of his town, Bedford Falls. But on Christmas Eve, he is suicidal over the misplacing of an $8000 loan and the machinations of the evil millionaire, Mr. Potter. His guardian angel, Clarence, falls to Earth, and shows him how his town, family, and friends would turn out if he had never been born. George meant so much to so many people; should he really throw it all away as, after all, he has had a Wonderful Life.FILM INFO (Astor rating)
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