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It's a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life(1946)

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George Bailey is a small-town man whose life seems so desperate he contemplates suicide. He had always wanted to leave Bedford Falls to see the world, but circumstances and his own good heart have led him to stay. He sacrficed his education for his brother's, kept the family-run savings and loan afloat, protected the town from the avarice of the greedy banker Mr. Potter, and married his childhood sweetheart. As he prepares to jump from a bridge, his guardian angel intercedes, showing him what life would have become for the residents of Bedford Falls is he had never lived.

Cast & Crew

Frank Capra Director
James Stewart George Bailey
Donna Reed Mary Hatch [Bailey]
Lionel Barrymore Mr. Potter
Thomas Mitchell Uncle Billy
Henry Travers Clarence [Oddbody]
Beulah Bondi Mrs. Bailey
Gloria Grahame Violet [Bick]
H. B. Warner Mr. Gower
Todd Karns Harry Bailey
Samuel S. Hinds Pa Bailey
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: 20 Dec 1946
Release Date:  1946 Production Date:  none available
my copy 2/90
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
Sound:  Mono (RCA Sound System) Production Co:  Liberty Films, Inc.
Duration(mins):  120, 129 or 132 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Why is this missing from your line-up?

    Dolores 2017-12-04

    Its a Wonderful Life has a been a Christmas classic for years and years, yet it never airs on TCM. It doesn't seem to be Christmastime if we... MORE>

  • where is it?

    barbara 2017-11-27

    "It's a Wonderful Life" is simply a gem. With all of the films aired on your TCM channel, why not let this be one of them? I, for one,... MORE>

  • The Greatest Christmas Classic

    Julia 2017-04-02

    Not very long ago, when I was a little kid, I would watch Christmas "classics" such as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman. I... MORE>