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It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

PG
130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.
Director
Writers
Frances Goodrich (screenplay) | Albert Hackett (screenplay) | Frank Capra (screenplay) | Jo Swerling (additional scenes) | Philip Van Doren Stern (story)
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Composer
Dimitri Tiomkin (musical score written by)
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Budget
$ 3,180,000
Gross (World)
$ 5,527,767
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Release date
Jan 7, 1947 (United States)

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Donna Reed
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Uncle Billy Uncle Billy   See fewer
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Henry Travers
Clarence Clarence   See fewer
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Mrs. Bailey Mrs. Bailey   See fewer
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H.B. Warner
Mr. Gower Mr. Gower   See fewer
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Frank Albertson
Sam Wainwright Sam Wainwright   See fewer
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Todd Karns
Harry Bailey Harry Bailey   See fewer
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Samuel S. Hinds
Pa Bailey Pa Bailey   See fewer
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Mary Treen
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8.6 / 10 | 341,278 votes