Jimmy returns from World War II


How World War II shaped It's a Wonderful Life.

Jimmy Stewart had just returned home from serving as a flight leader in World War II and this 1946 film was his first movie since witnessing the horrors of war. With this postwar mentality, Stewart and director Frank Capra take a film titled "It's a Wonderful Life" and antithetically crescendo it into a failed suicide attempt.

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