It's a Wonderful Life

Frank Capra's evergreen comedy-drama stars James Stewart as George Bailey, an ambitious young man condemned by circumstance to stay in small-town Bedford Falls, where he marries his childhood sweetheart (Donna Reid) and runs a small bank with his forgetful uncle Billy (Thomas Mitchell). But, on Christmas Eve, Uncle Billy makes a mistake that leaves George facing disgrace and prison, and deciding to end it all.

Enter bumbling angel Clarence Oddbody (Henry Travers), who shows him how the town and his friends and family would have fared if he had never existed. Can Clarence convince George that his is a wonderful life, and earn his own wings? Also starring Lionel Barrymore as Mr Potter, Bedford Falls' ruthless loan shark.


James Stewart as George Bailey
Donna Reed as Mary Hatch
Lionel Barrymore as Mr. Potter
Thomas Mitchell as Uncle Billy
Henry Travers as Clarence
Beulah Bondi as Mrs. Bailey
Frank Faylen as Ernie
Ward Bond as Bert
Gloria Grahame as Violet
H.B. Warner as Mr. Gower
Frank Albertson as Sam Wainwright
Todd Karns as Harry Bailey
Samuel S. Hinds as Pa Bailey
Mary Treen as Cousin Tilly
Virginia Patton as Ruth Dakin

crew details

  • Frank Capra

  • Frances Goodrich
  • Albert Hackett
  • Frank Capra

  • Other key crew: N/A

  • production details

    Country: USA
    Studio: Liberty Films
    Year of Release: 1947-01-07
    Duration: 130 minutes
    Aired From: N/A


  Comedy | Drama | Crime

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  Sitcoms and Comedy

  Period Drama

  Crime | Mystery

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