It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

On a snowy Christmas Eve, George Bailey, a despondent businessman on the brink of despair, contemplates taking his own life. Unbeknownst to him, his guardian angel, Clarence, has been sent down from heaven to intervene. Clarence shows George what life would have been like if he had never been born, revealing the profound impact he has had on the world. Through Clarence’s guidance, George rediscovers his faith in life and the immense value of his existence.

It’s a Wonderful Life

Duration: 2h 10min
Release Date: December 20, 1946 (USA)
Genres: Drama, Fantasy
Director: Frank Capra
IMDb Rating: 8.9

Box Office Collection:

Budget: $3.2 million (Estimate)
Opening Weekend USA: $2.8 million
Gross USA: $3.3 million
Gross Worldwide: $50 million


James StewartGeorge Bailey
Donna ReedMary Hatch Bailey
Lionel BarrymoreClarence Odbody
Thomas MitchellHenry F. Potter
Gloria GrahameViolet Bickerson
Henry TraversBert
Frank FaylenErnie Bishop
Ward BondMr. Gower
Karolyn GrimesZuzu Bailey
H.B. WarnerMr. Gower

Writing credits

Frances GoodrichScreenwriter
Albert HackettScreenwriter
Frank CapraDirector