It's a Wonderful World

It's a Wonderful World

Director: W.S. Van Dyke Cast: Claudette Colbert, James Stewart, Guy Kibbee

DVD (B&W / Full Frame)

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In this frothy screwball comedy, Guy Johnson (James Stewart) is a private detective who is dedicated to his job but still quite green and a bit of a bumbler. Guy is hired to keep a close watch on Willie Heyward (Ernest Truex), a footloose millionaire with a habit of getting into trouble. One night, Willie ties one on and somehow ends up accused of murder, with Guy also charged as an accomplice. After the two are convicted, Guy escapes from the train taking him to prison, and he hits the road in hopes of finding evidence that will clear both himself and Willie. En route, Guy encounters Edwina Corday (Claudette Colbert), an eccentric poetess, and essentially abducts her, forcing her to let him use her car and help him as he tries to find the real murderer. But before long, Edwina seems more amused by Guy than threatened, and she falls in love with him as he assumes a bewildering series of disguises (actor, driver, Boy Scout) while trying to find the truth before it's too late. It's a Wonderful World also features Guy Kibbee, Edgar Kennedy, Sidney Blackmer, and Hans Conried.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/19/2010
UPC: 0883316228647
Original Release: 1939
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:26:00
Sales rank: 5,853

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Claudette Colbert Edwina Corday
James Stewart Guy Johnson
Guy Kibbee Capt. Streeter
Frances Drake Vivian Tarbel
Nat Pendleton Sgt. Koretz
Edgar Kennedy Lieutenant Meller
Ernest Truex Willie Heyward
Richard Carle Maj. Willoughby
Cecilia Callejo Dolores Gonzalez
Sidney Blackmer Al Mallon
Andy Clyde Gimpy
Cliff Clark Capt. Haggerty
Cecil Cunningham Mme. Chambers
Leonard Kibrick Herman Plotka
Hans Conried Stage Manager
Grady Sutton Bupton Peabody
Philip Morris Policeman

Technical Credits
W.S. Van Dyke Director
Adrian Costumes/Costume Designer
Ben Hecht Screenwriter
Frank Davis Producer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Paul Groesse Art Director
Harold Kress Editor
Herman Mankiewicz Original Story
Oliver Marsh Cinematographer
Douglas Shearer Sound/Sound Designer
Edward Ward Score Composer
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

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