It's a Wonderful Life


It's a Wonderful Life

Overview:

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.

Votes 1063 (8/10)

Runtime: 130 minutes

Release Date 1946-12-20

Budget: $3,180,000.00

Revenue: $9,644,124.00

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

Production company:

  • RKO Radio Pictures
  • Liberty Films (II)

Production country:

  • United States of America

Genres:

  • Drama
  • Family
  • Fantasy

Trailer

Further Information

George Bailey
James Stewart
James Stewart
Mary Hatch
Donna Reed
Donna Reed
Henry F. Potter
Lionel Barrymore
Lionel Barrymore
Uncle Billy Bailey
Thomas Mitchell
Thomas Mitchell
Clarence Odbody
Henry Travers
Henry Travers
Ma Bailey
Beulah Bondi
Beulah Bondi
Bert
Ward Bond
Ward Bond
Ernie Bishop
Frank Faylen
Frank Faylen
Violet Bick
Gloria Grahame
Gloria Grahame
Mr. Gower
H.B. Warner
H.B. Warner
Sam Wainwright
Frank Albertson
Frank Albertson
Harry Bailey
Todd Karns
Todd Karns
Peter Bailey
Samuel S. Hinds
Samuel S. Hinds
Ruth Dakin Bailey
Virginia Patton
Virginia Patton
Cousin Tilly
Mary Treen
Mary Treen
Cousin Eustace
Charles Williams
Charles Williams
Mrs. Hatch
Sarah Edwards
Sarah Edwards
Giuseppe Martini
William Edmunds
William Edmunds
Annie
Lillian Randolph
Lillian Randolph
Mrs. Martini
Argentina Brunetti
Argentina Brunetti
Little George
Robert J. Anderson
Robert J. Anderson
Little Sam
Ronnie Ralph
Ronnie Ralph
Little Mary
Jean Gale
Jean Gale
Little Violet
Jeanine Ann Roose
Jeanine Ann Roose
Little Marty Hatch
Danny Mummert
Danny Mummert
Little Harry Bailey
Georgie Nokes
Georgie Nokes
Nick
Sheldon Leonard
Sheldon Leonard
Potter's Bodyguard
Frank Hagney
Frank Hagney
Joe - Luggage Shop
Ray Walker
Ray Walker
Real Estate Salesman
Charles Lane
Charles Lane
Tom - Bldg. & Loan
Edward Keane
Edward Keane
Bailey Child - Janie
Carol Coombs
Carol Coombs
Bailey Child - Zuzu
Karolyn Grimes
Karolyn Grimes
Bailey Child - Pete
Larry Simms
Larry Simms
Bailey Child - Tommy
Jimmy Hawkins
Jimmy Hawkins
Townswoman (uncredited)
Jean Acker
Jean Acker
Ed (uncredited)
Ernie Adams
Ernie Adams
(uncredited)
Monya Andre
Monya Andre
Mr. Welch (uncredited)
Stanley Andrews
Stanley Andrews
Nervous Banker (uncredited)
Sam Ash
Sam Ash
One of Vi's Suitors (uncredited)
Jack Bailey
Jack Bailey
Military Officer in Montage (uncredited)
Brooks Benedict
Brooks Benedict
Townsman (uncredited)
Joseph E. Bernard
Joseph E. Bernard
Sheriff (uncredited)
Al Bridge
Al Bridge
(uncredited)
Buz Buckley
Buz Buckley
Jane Wainwright (uncredited)
Marian Carr
Marian Carr
Singer at Martini's (uncredited)
Adriana Caselotti
Adriana Caselotti
(uncredited)
Lane Chandler
Lane Chandler
Young George's Friend (uncredited)
Michael Chapin
Michael Chapin
Townsman (uncredited)
Tom Chatterton
Tom Chatterton
Cop Arresting Violet (uncredited)
Jack Cheatham
Jack Cheatham
Dr. Campbell (uncredited)
Harry Cheshire
Harry Cheshire
Building & Loan Board Member (uncredited)
Edward Clark
Edward Clark
Building & Loan Customer (uncredited)
Tom Coleman
Tom Coleman
Ms. Davis (uncredited)
Ellen Corby
Ellen Corby
Uncle Billy's Pet Crow
Jimmy the Crow
Jimmy the Crow
High School Teacher at Poolside (uncredited)
Lew Davis
Lew Davis
(uncredited)
Harry Denny
Harry Denny
Woman at Graduation Dance (uncredited)
Helen Dickson
Helen Dickson
Man on Porch (uncredited)
Dick Elliott
Dick Elliott
Tollhouse Keeper (uncredited)
Tom Fadden
Tom Fadden
Violet's Boyfriend (uncredited)
Frank Fenton
Frank Fenton
Horace (uncredited)
Eddie Fetherston
Eddie Fetherston
Relieved Banker in Potter's Office (uncredited)
Sam Flint
Sam Flint
(uncredited)
Lee Frederick
Lee Frederick
Photographer with Sheriff (uncredited)
Dick Gordon
Dick Gordon
Bar Patron (uncredited)
Jack Gordon
Jack Gordon
(uncredited)
Herschel Graham
Herschel Graham
(voice) (uncredited)
Joseph Granby
Joseph Granby
Carter (uncredited)
Charles Halton
Charles Halton
Building & Loan Depositor (uncredited)
Herbert Heywood
Herbert Heywood
Mr. Partridge (uncredited)
Harry Holman
Harry Holman
Building & Loan Board Member (uncredited)
Art Howard
Art Howard
Building & Loan Board Member (uncredited)
Bert Howard
Bert Howard
Mr. Randall (uncredited)
Arthur Stuart Hull
Arthur Stuart Hull
Man in Fantasy (uncredited)
John Indrisano
John Indrisano
Building & Loan Depositor (uncredited)
Eddie Kane
Eddie Kane
(uncredited)
Carl Kent
Carl Kent
Building & Loan Board Member (uncredited)
Milton Kibbee
Milton Kibbee
Townswoman (uncredited)
Effie Laird
Effie Laird
Building & Loan Customer (uncredited)
Mike Lally
Mike Lally
Marty Hatch (uncredited)
Harold Landon
Harold Landon
Pianist in Nick's Place (uncredited)
Meade 'Lux' Lewis
Meade 'Lux' Lewis
Bar Patron (uncredited)
Jack Lomas
Jack Lomas
Man Whose Grandfather Planted Tree (uncredited)
J. Farrell MacDonald
J. Farrell MacDonald
Building & Loan Customer (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack
Wilbur Mack
(uncredited)
Charles Meakin
Charles Meakin
Man with Sheriff (uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse
Bert Moorhouse
Building & Loan Customer (uncredited)
Philip Morris
Philip Morris
School Dancer (uncredited)
George Noisom
George Noisom
Bar Patron (uncredited)
Bob O'Connor
Bob O'Connor
Military Officer in Montage (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor
Frank O'Connor
Senior Angel (voice) (uncredited)
Moroni Olsen
Moroni Olsen
Bill-Poster (uncredited)
Garry Owen
Garry Owen
(uncredited)
Netta Packer
Netta Packer
Photographer / Reporter (uncredited)
Franklin Parker
Franklin Parker
Nick's Waitress (uncredited)
Suzanne Ridgeway
Suzanne Ridgeway
Mickey (uncredited)
Mark Roberts
Mark Roberts
Bar Patron (uncredited)
Constantine Romanoff
Constantine Romanoff
Nick's Bouncer (uncredited)
Cy Schindell
Cy Schindell
Potter's Secretary (uncredited)
Almira Sessions
Almira Sessions
(uncredited)
Cedric Stevens
Cedric Stevens
Man in Fantasy (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan
Brick Sullivan
Nick's Bartender (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan
Charles Sullivan
Freddie Othello (uncredited)
Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer
Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer
Cashier / Nick's Assistant Bouncer (uncredited)
Max Wagner
Max Wagner
Building & Loan Board Member (uncredited)
Larry Wheat
Larry Wheat
Charlie (uncredited)
Charles C. Wilson
Charles C. Wilson
Director
Frank Capra
Frank Capra
Original Story
Philip Van Doren Stern
Philip Van Doren Stern
Producer
Frank Capra
Frank Capra
Director of Photography
Joseph F. Biroc
Joseph F. Biroc
Director of Photography
Joseph Walker
Joseph Walker
Editor
William Hornbeck
William Hornbeck
Art Direction
Jack Okey
Jack Okey
Screenplay
Frances Goodrich
Frances Goodrich
Screenplay
Albert Hackett
Albert Hackett
Screenplay
Frank Capra
Frank Capra
Additional Writing
Jo Swerling
Jo Swerling
Additional Writing
Michael Wilson
Michael Wilson
Original Music Composer
Dimitri Tiomkin
Dimitri Tiomkin
Special Effects
Daniel Hays
Daniel Hays
Still Photographer
Phil Stern
Phil Stern
Makeup Artist
Gordon Bau
Gordon Bau
Costume Design
Eugene Joseff
Eugene Joseff
Sound
Clem Portman
Clem Portman
Set Decoration
Emile Kuri
Emile Kuri
Art Direction
William Cameron Menzies
William Cameron Menzies
Assistant Director
Arthur S. Black Jr.
Arthur S. Black Jr.
Sound
Richard Van Hessen
Richard Van Hessen
Sound
John Aalberg
John Aalberg
Special Effects
Russell A. Cully
Russell A. Cully
Special Effects Supervisor
Russell Shearman
Russell Shearman
Stunts
Lila Finn
Lila Finn
Gaffer
Homer Plannette
Homer Plannette
Orchestrator
Paul Marquardt
Paul Marquardt
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