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Merry Christmas, George Bailey (1997)

Performance of the 1947 Lux Radio version of "It's a Wonderful Life", taped live in the historic Pasadena Playhouse as a benefit for the Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

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Matthew Diamond
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Casey Kasem ... Radio Announcer
Bill Pullman ... George Bailey
Penelope Ann Miller ... Mary Hatch Bailey
Nathan Lane ... Clarence
Martin Landau ... Pa Bailey / Mr. Potter
Sally Field ... Mrs. Bailey / Narrator
Joe Mantegna ... Joseph / Nick
Christian Slater ... Harry Bailey
Jerry Van Dyke ... Uncle Billy
Robert Guillaume ... Mr. Gower
Carol Kane ... Cousin Tilly / Mrs. Hatch
Bronson Pinchot ... Mr. Carter
Dan Lauria ... Bert
Craig Sheffer ... Ernie Bishop / Ed / Bridgekeeper
Armelia McQueen Armelia McQueen ... Mrs. Thompson
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Performance of the 1947 Lux Radio version of "It's a Wonderful Life", taped live in the historic Pasadena Playhouse as a benefit for the Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1997 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Bill Pullman plays George Bailey, and Mae Whitman plays Zuzu Bailey, one of his daughters. This is the second time that they have played the roles of father and daughter. In Independence Day (1996), Bill was President Whitmore and Mae was his daughter, Patricia Whitmore. See more »

Connections

Version of It Happened One Christmas (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

It's a Wonderful Life
(It's a Wonderful Life (1946))
Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
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An excellent re-creation of "It's a Wonderful Life"
25 December 2002 | by biartwoSee all my reviews

I love this production, especially the very end. It's a daunting task, to re-create one of the greatest movies of all time, but the cast and crew of "Merry Christmas George Bailey" do it beautifully. This is now one of my annual Christmas standards, along with "It's a Wonderful Life" and "A Christmas Story."


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