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It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

NR 130 min - Drama, Family, Fantasy - 20 December 1946
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George Bailey has spent his entire life giving of himself to the people of Bedford Falls. He has always longed to travel but never had the opportunity in order to prevent rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town. All that prevents him from doing so is George's modest building and loan company, which was founded by his generous father. But on Christmas Eve, George's Uncle Billy loses the business's $8,000 while intending to deposit it in the bank. Potter finds the misplaced money, hides it from Billy, and George's troubles begin.

Director:  Frank Capra
Stars:  James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Travers, Beulah Bondi, Ward Bond, Frank Faylen, Gloria Grahame, H.B. Warner, Frank Albertson, Todd Karns, Samuel S. Hinds, Virginia Patton, Mary Treen, Charles Williams, Sarah Edwards, William Edmunds, Lillian Randolph, Argentina Brunetti, Robert J. Anderson, Ronnie Ralph, Jean Gale, Jeanine Ann Roose, Danny Mummert, Georgie Nokes, Sheldon Leonard, Frank Hagney, Ray Walker, Charles Lane, Edward Keane, Carol Coombs, Karolyn Grimes, Larry Simms, Jimmy Hawkins, Jean Acker, Ernie Adams, Monya Andre, Stanley Andrews, Sam Ash, Jack Bailey, Brooks Benedict, Joseph E. Bernard, Al Bridge, Buz Buckley, Marian Carr, Adriana Caselotti, Lane Chandler, Michael Chapin, Tom Chatterton, Jack Cheatham, Harry Cheshire, Edward Clark, Tom Coleman, Ellen Corby, Jimmy the Crow, Lew Davis, Harry Denny, Helen Dickson, Dick Elliott, Tom Fadden, Frank Fenton, Eddie Fetherston, Sam Flint, Lee Frederick, Dick Gordon, Jack Gordon, Herschel Graham, Joseph Granby, Charles Halton, Herbert Heywood, Harry Holman, Art Howard, Bert Howard, Arthur Stuart Hull, John Indrisano, Eddie Kane, Carl Kent, Milton Kibbee, Effie Laird, Mike Lally, Harold Landon, Meade 'Lux' Lewis, Jack Lomas, J. Farrell MacDonald, Wilbur Mack, Charles Meakin, Bert Moorhouse, Philip Morris, George Noisom, Bob O'Connor, Frank O'Connor, Moroni Olsen, Garry Owen, Netta Packer, Franklin Parker, Suzanne Ridgeway, Mark Roberts, Constantine Romanoff, Cy Schindell, Almira Sessions, Cedric Stevens, Brick Sullivan, Charles Sullivan, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Max Wagner, Larry Wheat, Charles C. Wilson

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Storyline

George Bailey has spent his entire life giving of himself to the people of Bedford Falls. He has always longed to travel but never had the opportunity in order to prevent rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town. All that prevents him from doing so is George's modest building and loan company, which was founded by his generous father. But on Christmas Eve, George's Uncle Billy loses the business's $8,000 while intending to deposit it in the bank. Potter finds the misplaced money, hides it from Billy, and George's troubles begin.



Tagline: It's a wonderful laugh! It's a wonderful love!

Genres: Drama, Family, Fantasy

Details

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Language:  English
Release Date:  20 December 1946

Box Office

Budget:  $3,180,000
Revenue:  $9,644,124

Company Credits

Production Companies:  RKO Radio Pictures, Liberty Films (II)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 10 min

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