It's a Wonderful Life

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  • PG
Beset with personal and professional problems, George Bailey finds his previously happy life falling apart around him on Christmas Eve. Seeing no way out, George considers suicide from the edge of a bridge - but Clarence, his guardian angel, intervenes... read more
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Beset with personal and professional problems, George Bailey finds his previously happy life falling apart around him on Christmas Eve. Seeing no way out, George considers suicide from the edge of a bridge - but Clarence, his guardian angel, intervenes and shows George what his beloved hometown of Bedford Falls would be like without him. Shocked by what he sees and at the unforeseen circumstances of his absence, George reconsiders and begs Clarence to return him to the problems of the present and the loving community he has fostered throughout his life.

Original Release

12/20/1946

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Cast

James Stewart George Bailey
Donna Reed Mary Hatch
Lionel Barrymore Mr. Potter
Thomas Mitchell Uncle Billy
Henry Travers Clarence
Beulah Bondi Mrs. Bailey
Frank Faylen Ernie
Ward Bond Bert
Gloria Grahame Violet
H.B. Warner Mr. Gower (as H. B. Warner)
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Frank Capra

Writers

Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Philip Van Doren Stern, Michael Wilson, Frank Capra, Jo Swerling

Cast

James Stewart George Bailey
Donna Reed Mary Hatch
Lionel Barrymore Mr. Potter
Thomas Mitchell Uncle Billy
Henry Travers Clarence
Beulah Bondi Mrs. Bailey
Frank Faylen Ernie
Ward Bond Bert
Gloria Grahame Violet
H.B. Warner Mr. Gower (as H. B. Warner)
Todd Karns Harry Bailey
Samuel S. Hinds Pa Bailey
Mary Treen Cousin Tilly
Frank Albertson Sam Wainwright
Virginia Patton Ruth Dakin
Charles Williams Cousin Eustace
Sarah Edwards Mrs. Hatch (as Sara Edwards)
William Edmunds Mr. Martini (as Bill Edmunds)
Lillian Randolph Annie
Argentina Brunetti Mrs. Martini

Producers

Frank Capra Producer

Editors

William Hornbeck

1947 Oscar Best Picture Nominated
1947 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1947 Oscar Best Director Nominated
1947 Oscar Best Sound, Recording Nominated
1947 Oscar Best Film Editing Nominated
1947 Golden Globe Best Director Won
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