It's a Wonderful World (1939)

It's a Wonderful World


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In this screwy comedy, Claudette Colbert plays a writer of poetry who finds herself kidnapped and held hostage by runaway millionaire Truex who is trying to prove himself and Stewart, a bungling rookie gumshoe innocent of murder charges. Chaotic comedy and eventually romance ensues as the fugitives and hostage attempt to evade the cops and solve the case.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy
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Written By: Ben Hecht
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as Guy Johnson

as Edwina Corday

as Vivian Tarbel

as Capt. Streeter

as Sgt. Koretz

as Lt. Meller

as Willie Heyward

as Maj. Willoughby

as Dolores Gonzales

as Al Mallon

as Gimpy

as Capt. Haggerty

as Mme. Chambers

as Herman Plotka

as Stage Manager

as Bupton Peabody

as Policeman
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Wonderful screwball comedy.

Full Review… | March 19, 2015
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This feels like one of the crazy plot movies you'd find mentioned in the game Balderdash. I think the most interesting thing about the movie is the similarities between this movie and It's a Wonderful Life. James Stewart can work well with screwball comedy (Vivacious Lady and The Philadelphia Story), so I blame the script.

It is the best inspirational movie I have seen, even though it is old and most of the actors are no longer with us.

Martin Nyamor

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