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It's A Wonderful Life Tops Christmas Movie List

'It's a Wonderful Life' has been voted the best Christmas film of all time.The 1946 classic - which starred James Stewart as a man contemplating suicide before a guardian angel intervenes - beat off competition...

Oscar Returned To The Army

The 1942 Oscar presented to the U.S. Army for FRANK CAPRA documentary PRELUDE TO WAR has been removed from the auction block and returned to the military. The statuette, a duplicate Academy Award requested by...

Stars Pay Tribute To Altman At Independent Spirit Awards

M*A*S*H co-stars SALLY KELLERMAN and ELLIOT GOULD, JOHN C REILLY, ANDIE MACDOWELL and LILY TOMLIN were among the stars who paid tribute to late filmmaker ROBERT ALTMAN at the Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica,...

Wonderful Life Sequel Scrapped

Legendary director FRANK CAPRA hoped to delight film fans across the globe with a sequel to his holiday classic IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, but the project was inexplicably shelved. The late moviemaker planned to use...

Tv's Quintessential Mother Wyatt Dies At 96

JANE WYATT, the star of 1950s TV series FATHER KNOWS BEST, has died at her Bel-Air home in Los Angeles, California. She was 96. The American actress died in her sleep on Friday (20OCT06) from...

It's A Wonderful Life Tops Inspirational List

JAMES STEWART's Christmas classic IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE has topped a new TV poll of inspiring US movies. The FRANK CAPRA movie, in which Stewart's despondent character, GEORGE BAILEY, discovers what his hometown would be...

Stewart 'Was Secret Anti-communist Fbi Agent'

Screen legend JAMES STEWART worked as a secret agent for notorious FBI leader J EDGAR HOOVER, rooting out suspected communists from Hollywood, according to a damning new biography. Hoover knew the VERTIGO actor was...

Nichols To Receive Dga Achievement Award

OSCAR-winning director MIKE NICHOLS is the latest film-maker to be given the DIRECTORS GUILD OF AMERICA'S (DGA) LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD. When he receives the gong next month (FEB03), the 72-year-old German-born WORKING GIRL director...

It's A Wonderful Life Tops Christmas Films

Celluloid classic IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE has been voted the best Christmas movie of all time by British film-lovers - again. The warm-hearted 1946 film - regularly voted as the best seasonal movie -...

It's A Wonderful Life Tops Christmas Movie Poll

Celluloid classic IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE has been voted the best Christmas movie of all time by British film-lovers. The warm-hearted 1946 film was directed by FRANK CAPRA and stars JAMES STEWART as a...

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