Continue reading...Pocketful of Miracles is a 1961 Frank Capra movie that is full of Christmas. Like Capra’s other Christmas movie, It’s a Wonderful Life, Pocketful of Miracles is not exactly a Christmas movie but one that enjoys cult status at Christmas time.
The movie, after all, has Christmas music, Christmas trees and plenty of Christmas sentiment – just like It’s a Wonderful Life.
The movie is actually a remake – Capra remaking Capra. The first time around was in 1933 and titled Lady for a Day. Both screenplays were adapted from a 1929 Damon Runyon short story titled Madame La Gimp.
The story revolves around two contrasting characters – Dave the Dude, a kind-hearted New York gangster and Apple...