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It's a Wonderful World (1939)

Not Rated
86 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

When a tycoon is accused of murder, the private eye tracking him finds himself roped in as an accessory and attempts to evade police, kidnapping a poetess along the way.
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Director
W.S. Van Dyke (as W.S. Van Dyke II)
Writers
Ben Hecht (screen play) (based on an original story by) | Herman J. Mankiewicz (based on an original story by)
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Cinematographer
Oliver T. Marsh (photographed by)
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Updated May 19, 1939

Release date
May 19, 1939 (United States)

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53 cast members
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Claudette Colbert
Edwina Corday Edwina Corday   See fewer
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James Stewart
Guy Johnson Guy Johnson   See fewer
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Guy Kibbee
Fred 'Cap' Streeter Fred 'Cap' Streeter   See fewer
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Nat Pendleton
Sergeant Fred Koretz Sergeant Fred Koretz   See fewer
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Frances Drake
Vivian Tarbel Vivian Tarbel   See fewer
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Edgar Kennedy
Police Lieutenant Miller Police Lieutenant Miller   See fewer
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Ernest Truex
Willie Heyward Willie Heyward   See fewer
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Richard Carle
Major I.E. Willoughby Major I.E. Willoughby   See fewer
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Cecilia Callejo
Dolores Gonzales Dolores Gonzales   See fewer
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Sidney Blackmer
Al Mallon Al Mallon   See fewer
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Andy Clyde
'Gimpy' 'Gimpy'   See fewer
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Cliff Clark
Police Captain Haggerty Police Captain Haggerty   See fewer
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Cecil Cunningham
Madame J.L. Chambers Madame J.L. Chambers   See fewer
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Leonard Kibrick
Herman Plotka Herman Plotka   See fewer
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Hans Conried
Delmonico - Stage Manager Delmonico - Stage Manager   See fewer
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Grady Sutton
Lupton Peabody Lupton Peabody   See fewer
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Lowden Adams
Vivian's Butler (uncredited) Vivian's Butler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Murray Alper
Newspaper Man at Ferry Landing (uncredited) Newspaper Man at Ferry Landing (uncredited)   See fewer
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Monya Andre
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Lulu Mae Bohrman
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Harry Burns
Mike - the Nightclub Doorman (uncredited) Mike - the Nightclub Doorman (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Chandler
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Frank Coghlan Jr.
Elevator Boy (uncredited) Elevator Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hal Cooke
Gus - the Waiter (uncredited) Gus - the Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Maurice Costello
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Rae Daggett
Hotel Switchboard Operator (uncredited) Hotel Switchboard Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Daisy
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Edgar Dearing
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John Dilson
Doctor (uncredited) Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peter Du Rey
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Rex Evans
Scout Master (uncredited) Scout Master (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Faylen
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Jack Gardner
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Tom Hanlon
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Harold Hoff
Spike (uncredited) Spike (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mike Lally
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W.E. Lawrence
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Wally Maher
Nate - Photographer at Ferry Landing (uncredited) Nate - Photographer at Ferry Landing (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fay McKenzie
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Malcolm 'Bud' McTaggart
Georgie - Actor as 'Wounded Soldier' (uncredited) Georgie - Actor as 'Wounded Soldier' (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Meeker
Ned Brown (uncredited) Ned Brown (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harold Miller
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Alberto Morin
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Philip Morris
Policeman on Train (uncredited) Policeman on Train (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Mulhall
Reporter with Vivian (uncredited) Reporter with Vivian (uncredited)   See fewer
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Louis Natheaux
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Jack Raymond
Lipinsky (uncredited) Lipinsky (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mary Louise Smith
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William Tannen
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Monte Vandergrift
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Ray Walker
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Ratings Breakdown

7 / 10 | 2,346 votes