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American classic about a man saved from suicide by a considerate angel, who then shows the hero how important he's been to the lives of loved ones. Corny but inspirational and heartwarming, with an endearing performance by Travers as angel Clarence. Stewart and Reed are typically wholesome. Perfect film for people who want to feel good, joyfully teetering on the border between Hollywood schmaltz and genuine heartbreak. Available colorized. Also available in a 160-minute Collector's Edition with original preview trailer, "The Making of `It's a Wonderful Life,'" and a new digital transfer from the original negative.

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Available on Running time 125 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Comedy Drama, Fantasy, Christmas, Death & the Afterlife, Suicide, Family Ties, Heaven Sent, Libraries and Librarians, Angels, Director/Star Teams: Capra & Stewart, Bridges, 4 Bones
Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Jo Swerling
Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer, James Stewart, Donna Reed, Henry Travers, Thomas Mitchell, Lionel Barrymore, Samuel S. Hinds, Frank Faylen, Gloria Grahame, H.B. Warner, Ellen Corby, Sheldon Leonard, Beulah Bondi, Ward Bond, Frank Albertson, Todd Karns, Mary Treen, Charles Halton
Joseph Biroc, Joseph Walker
Frank Capra
Dimitri Tiomkin
Liberty Films, RKO


AFI 1998: Top 100; Golden Globes 1947: Director (Capra), Natl. Film Reg. 1990.

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It's a Wonderful Life
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This is a really a good show, get the colored version. My mom loves the show and we watch it every christmas at least one time. Jimmy Stewart plays George Bailey and he is always trying to leave Bedford Falls to go travel the world but something always keeps him from leaving. Of course, he never gets to leave because he owns The Building and Loan and one day his Uncle Billy loses several thousand of dollars and George is going to get in trouble so he contemplates suicide. Luckily, Clarence the angel comes and shows him what life would be like if he was never born so he changes his mind. It does make you look at life a little different after watching the show. It also shows you how life was so different "back in the day".