A great movie becomes a classic because it informs and inspires not only when released, but also for generations to come. Frank Capra’s film has been a part of every Christmas season since its release at the end of WWII.
The story resonates because it portrays ann individual and a community coming together to create a better life for all. Because of its popularity there are continuing efforts to address the film’s relevance today.
The Real Hero: Mary Bailey
Washington Post columnist Monica Hesse argues that Mary Bailey not George, is the actual hero of the story.
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