Yee Haw — ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ At Cable Car

Its A Wonderful Life (12.24) Ever seen this one in a real movie theater? Here’s your chance. Starting this Friday and running through Christmas eve, the Cable Car Cinema will be screening the 1946 Frank Capra classic “It’s a Wonderful Life.” New York Times reviewer Bosley “Bah Humbug” Crowther found it a little on the sentimental side.

Thomas Mitchell, Beulah Bondi, H. B. Warner and Samuel S. Hinds stand out among the group of assorted small-town characters who give the picture variety and verve. But Lionel Barrymore’s banker is almost a caricature of Scrooge, and Henry Travers’ “heavenly messenger” is a little too sticky for our taste.

Well, life was probably hard on a child named Bosley Crowther. My main complaint with the movie is that the worst fate imaginable for a woman was that she would remain unmarried and become a librarian. Also, was it the Dewey Decimal System or chronic celibacy that caused the bushy eyebrows?

Running time 130 minutes. (The fact that conscientious bank examiners once walked the earth will probably have to be explained to the younger members of the audience.)

Friday, December 20th, through Tuesday, December 24th, Cable Car Cinema, 204 South Main Street, 401.272.3970

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