How It’s a Wonderful Life Went From Box Office Dud to Christmas Classic

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Christmas classics are hard to come by. Every year, a handful of new entries join the pantheon of holiday cinema and remind us how grateful we are for the likes of A Christmas Story, Miracle on 34th Street, Christmas Vacation and the universally beloved It’s a Wonderful Life.

For all intents and purposes, Frank Capra’s 1946 movie is a bona fide Christmas miracle. While millions of people around the globe return to Bedford Falls every December, there was a time when It’s a Wonderful Life bankrupted a movie studio, ended a legendary filmmaker’s career and was totally forgotten by the public at large. If it hadn’t been for a clerical copyright …

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