It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

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It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

PG 130 min - Drama, Family, Fantasy - 20 December 1946

A holiday favourite for generations... George Bailey has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. All that prevents rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town is George's modest building and loan company. But on Christmas Eve the business's $8,000 is lost and George's troubles begin.

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

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Storyline

A holiday favourite for generations... George Bailey has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. All that prevents rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town is George's modest building and loan company. But on Christmas Eve the business's $8,000 is lost and George's troubles begin.


Collections: Frank Capra

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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