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IT HAPPENED ONE CHRISTMAS

Discussion in 'DVD' started by RetroPete, Sep 4, 2006.

  1. RetroPete

    RetroPete New Member

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    ...okay, okay, --I know this is heresy to some, but I enjoyed this film and was captivated by Thomas, Leachman and Welles. Christopher Guest even has a small part.

    I don't think this has ever been released, even on tape, and was wondering if anyone has heard any rumblings about a release or possible release. It was broadcast on ABC, I think in 1977 or '78.

    ...and yes, it will NEVER replace the original.

    Start throwing tomatoes.

    Peter [​IMG]
     
  2. Garysb

    Garysb Well-Known Member

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    For those who do not know, this was a TV remake of "Its A Wonderful Life" with Marlo Thomas in the James Stewart role and Wayne Rogers in the Donna Reed role. Cloris Leachman is the Angel , and Orsen Welles is Old Man Potter .

    This probably should be in the TV section.
     
  3. Brian W.

    Brian W. Well-Known Member

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    This should be in the TV section.

    But I loved "It Happened One Christmas" when I was a kid -- I actually saw it before I saw "It's a Wonderful Life." Don't know how much I'd like it now. But I'd buy it if it was released on DVD.

    I also wouldn't mind seeing a release of the TV movie of "Miracle on 34th Street," with Sebastian Cabot as Santa Claus.
     
  4. RetroPete

    RetroPete New Member

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    I too saw it before I saw the original, perhaps that's why I was allowed to like it.

    Besides having a pretty strong cast, including Doris Roberts; it was shot by Conrad Hall, has a really nice score by Stephen Lawrence and heck, throw in a few matte paintings by Al Whitlock for some small screen magic...

    I saw a portion of this recently, and though I know now the story has been streamlined somewhat, I thought it held up pretty well, with some nice moments.

    But no DVD.
     
  5. Steve Armbrust

    Steve Armbrust Well-Known Member

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    No tomatoes here, either. I saw it on TV originally too, and loved it. I still have a recorded-from-TV VHS tape that I dig out at Christmastime. I would love to have this on DVD.
     
  6. Rodney

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    This would have been a nice extra on the new 60th Anniversary IAWL coming out.
     

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