Rank: 34/100 in Top 100 Films Films

It’s a Wonderful Life is an American comedy/drama film produced and directed by Frank Capra and based on the short story “The Greatest Gift” written by Philip Van Doren Stern. The film is about a man whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel.

Movie Synopsis:

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.

Movie details:

  • Original Title: It’s a Wonderful Life
  • Original Language: en
  • Studio: Paramount
  • Director: Frank Capra
  • Actors: Ward Bond
  • Genre: Drama
  • Running Time: 130
  • Release Date: 1946-12-20
  • Vote Average: 8
  • Popularity: 10.927669
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Amazon Video
  • ASIN: B00FZ3OXV4
  • Product Group: Movie
  • Running Time: 130

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