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CinemaLit: American Madness
Silver Screenwriting

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 6:00pm

Fans of It’s a Wonderful Life will catch echoes of George Bailey in this film about a banker with a conscience. Walter Huston is Thomas Dickson, who must face down not just the mob mentality driving a run on his bank but the greedy bankers intent on exploiting it. Considered by some critics to be one of Capra’s first great movies, the film includes not just a fine performance by Huston, but the reliable comic relief of Sterling Holloway and Polly Walters.

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