It's A Wonderful World (1939)


Hi, I'm looking for either a VHS or DVD of It's A Wonderful World (1939 version) starring Jimmy Stewart and Claudette Colbert. I'd be greatful to anyone who can head me in the right direction.

Paul

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This movie is not available in VHS or DVD, however you can contact Turner Broadcasting Company and request that they add it to there lineup of movies on TMC. They now own the rights to this movie. They bought the rights from RKO, and then decided not to release the film to the public. This isn’t fair, but this is Ted Turner we are talking about. How can anyone expect fairness with him?

M.Kluge

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This movie IS available on vhs as I have it!

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"It's A Wonderful World" is a wonderful film... one of my favorites. It's unfortunate that it's not available on VHS/DVD, but Turner Classic Movies has been showing it in their regular rotation. It's worth looking for ...

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Try seeing it Sun. Dec. 17 @ 6:00 AM on TCM!

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This film had a legit, but limited release on MGM Home Video.

The story - it was an exclusive to CRITIC'S CHOICE VIDEO and the COLUMBIA VIDEO CLUB (or whatever they called themselves).

CCV was striking deals with a number of video companies - they would get a period of exclusivity and then the video would go into general release.

Except this one! It fell through the cracks.

I had a video store at the time and was in touch with MGM Home Video. I called them and asked what happened. The boss of the reissues looked at his list which shows the dates that all their exclusives went into general distribution and IAWW had gotten lost in the shuffle. His reply - "Hmmmmmmmmm." It never went into general distribution and now VHS copies go for a premium price.

It's out there, though, in a high quality MGM art box and an excellent print and transfer.

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Jimmy Stewart dressed up as a boy scout in "coke-bottle" glasses is one of the great sight gags of the 1930's.

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Jimmy Stewart dressed up as a boy scout in "coke-bottle" glasses is one of the great sight gags of the 1930's.

I agree. The actor and director collaborated on some hilarious camera angles for him to look befuddled and/or startled by his experience with those lenses.

Otherwise, the character he's playing is a bit insufferable, what with his he-man woman-hating and other types of cynical behavior.



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This was on TCM last night, albeit at 3:00AM..... i absolutely agree with the comments on this flic!!!!

The story moved right along, without any "seams"!!! And Ms. Colbert id as great a job as she did in Mr. Capra's,"It Happened One Night".
But, kudo's to Mr. Van Dyke most of all[as good as any of his 'Thin Man' series' flics!!!. Messr's. Hecht, and Mankiewicz...

I'm amazed this flic is not on DVD....but at least i had presence of mind to record this!!!This plot could be a great movie today!

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I'm going to have to keep my eyes open for this one on TCM. I've got the original window card for this film, which kind of piqued my interest, but I haven't been able to find it on video anywhere.

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This is one of the most underrated comedies of its time. This movie is right up there with the best of screwballs for me - I swear by my eyes.

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