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Decent but not Capra's best (despite it's oscars!),
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Despite sweeping the oscars at the time, and being a real cinema goers favourite - it's not the best of Capra's by any means.
The two leads are very good,(Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable). And there are some very funny scenes. But it just doesn't quite cut it against some of Capra's later and far superior work.
I'd say that It's a Wonderful Life (1946) is by far Capra's best work. With Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) coming a close second. But it's also worth checking out the lesser known: You Can't Take It with You (1938) which is a great little film.
As for this one - well it's okay. If you ignore some of the jaw droppingly daft bits. Perhaps it's worth it just to see the sparring of Gable and Colbert on screen. Who I think hated eachother at the time.