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A Wonderful Life (1950)

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Short | 43 min | Short, Biography, Drama

Sponsored by The Protestant Film Commission, this religiously-affiliated tale centers around citizen Henry Wood (played by Oscar winner James Dunn from "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn"), who loved family and church, gave to the needy, and ...See moreSponsored by The Protestant Film Commission, this religiously-affiliated tale centers around citizen Henry Wood (played by Oscar winner James Dunn from "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn"), who loved family and church, gave to the needy, and donated most of his money to charity. Now deceased, his somewhat neglected daughter reflects on his past and ponders that age-old question, did he indeed have such "a wonderful life"? Written by Gary Brumburgh / gr-home@pacbell.net See less
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Writer
Alan Shilin (original screenplay)
Cinematographer
Marcel Le Picard (as Marcel LePicard)
Editor
Albrecht Joseph (as Al Joseph)
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Updated Aug 10, 1950

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Aug 10, 1950 (United States)

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23 cast members
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James Dunn
Henry Wood Henry Wood   See fewer
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Allene Roberts
Mary Wood Mary Wood   See fewer
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Isabel Withers
Jennie Wood Jennie Wood   See fewer
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Arthur Shields
Pastor / Narrator Pastor / Narrator   See fewer
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Robert Board
George George   See fewer
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Madge Crane
Grandma Grandma   See fewer
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Andrew Tombes
Harry Jenkins Harry Jenkins   See fewer
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Donna Jo Boyce
Mary Wood (age 9) Mary Wood (age 9)   See fewer
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Jack Larson
Richard Wood (age 16) Richard Wood (age 16)   See fewer
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David Kasday
Richard Wood (age 7) Richard Wood (age 7)   See fewer
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Sam Flint
Ed Stevens Ed Stevens   See fewer
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Dorothy Vaughan
Mrs. Stevens Mrs. Stevens   See fewer
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Isabel Randolph
Mrs. Arthur Mrs. Arthur   See fewer
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Ray Walker
Mark Johnson Mark Johnson   See fewer
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Bob Lowell
Bob - College Boy Bob - College Boy   See fewer
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Ted Adams
Man in Car (uncredited) Man in Car (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Conaty
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Johnny Duncan
College Boy at Party (uncredited) College Boy at Party (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kenne Duncan
Brace Doctor (uncredited) Brace Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Hearn
Man in Car (uncredited) Man in Car (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kenner G. Kemp
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Pembroke
Ed's Friend (uncredited) Ed's Friend (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sue Randall
College Girl Holding Newspaper (uncredited) College Girl Holding Newspaper (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.5 / 10 | 17 votes