Merry Christmas, George Bailey

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Merry Christmas, George Bailey
Based onThe Greatest Gift
by Philip Van Doren Stern
Directed byMatthew Diamond
StarringBill Pullman
Penelope Ann Miller
Nathan Lane
Sally Field
Martin Landau
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Running time60 minutes
Original networkPBS
Original releaseDecember 25, 1997 (1997-12-25)

Merry Christmas, George Bailey is a 1997 television broadcast directed by Matthew Diamond and starring Bill Pullman, Penelope Ann Miller, Nathan Lane, Sally Field and Martin Landau.[1] It is an adaptation of the 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life, which is based on the 1943 short story "The Greatest Gift" by Philip Van Doren Stern.[2] Filmed live, it is a recreation of Lux Radio Theater's 1949 presentation of It's A Wonderful Life.



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  2. ^ a b Paller, Rebecca (25 December 1997). "A Different It's a Wonderful Life on PBS, Airs Dec. 25 in NY". Playbill. Retrieved 6 September 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d e Heckman, Don (25 December 1997). "A Different Take on 'Wonderful Life'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 6 September 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d e Ellin, Harlene (14 December 1997). "A SPECIAL HOLIDAY PRESENTATION". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 6 September 2020.

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