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  • It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
  • PG
    130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
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 by) | Albert Hackett (screenplay by) | Frank Capra (screenplay by) | Jo Swerling (additional scenes) | Philip Van Doren Stern (based on a story by)
Producer
Composer
Dimitri Tiomkin (musical score written by)
Cinematographers
Joseph F. Biroc (as Joseph Biroc) | Joseph Walker
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Release date
Jan 7, 1947 (United States)

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129 cast members
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James Stewart
George Bailey George Bailey   See fewer
Donna Reed
Mary Hatch Mary Hatch   See fewer
Lionel Barrymore
Mr. Potter Mr. Potter   See fewer
Thomas Mitchell
Uncle Billy Uncle Billy   See fewer
Henry Travers
Clarence Clarence   See fewer
Beulah Bondi
Mrs. Bailey Mrs. Bailey   See fewer
Gloria Grahame
Violet Beck Violet Beck   See fewer
H.B. Warner
Mr. Gower Mr. Gower   See fewer
Frank Albertson
Sam Wainwright Sam Wainwright   See fewer
Todd Karns
Harry Bailey Harry Bailey   See fewer
Samuel S. Hinds
Pa Bailey Pa Bailey   See fewer
Mary Treen
Cousin Tilly Cousin Tilly   See fewer
Virginia Patton
Ruth Dakin Ruth Dakin   See fewer
Charles Williams
Cousin Eustace Cousin Eustace   See fewer
Sarah Edwards
Mrs. Hatch (as Sara Edwards) Mrs. Hatch (as Sara Edwards)   See fewer
William Edmunds
Mr. Martini (as Bill Edmunds) Mr. Martini (as Bill Edmunds)   See fewer
Argentina Brunetti
Mrs. Martini Mrs. Martini   See fewer
Robert J. Anderson
Little George (as Bobbie Anderson) Little George (as Bobbie Anderson)   See fewer
Ronnie Ralph
Little Sam Little Sam   See fewer
Jeanne Gail
Little Mary Hatch Little Mary Hatch   See fewer
Jeanine Ann Roose
Little Violet Beck Little Violet Beck   See fewer
Danny Mummert
Little Marty Hatch Little Marty Hatch   See fewer
Georgie Nokes
Little Harry Bailey Little Harry Bailey   See fewer
Frank Hagney
Potter's Bodyguard Potter's Bodyguard   See fewer
Ray Walker
Joe (Luggage Shop) Joe (Luggage Shop)   See fewer
Charles Lane
Real Estate Salesman (as Charlie Lane) Real Estate Salesman (as Charlie Lane)   See fewer
Edward Keane
Tom (Bldg. & Loan) (as Edward Kean) Tom (Bldg. & Loan) (as Edward Kean)   See fewer
Carol Coombs
The Bailey Child - Janie (as Carol Coomes) The Bailey Child - Janie (as Carol Coomes)   See fewer
Karolyn Grimes
The Bailey Child - Zuzu The Bailey Child - Zuzu   See fewer
Larry Simms
The Bailey Child - Pete The Bailey Child - Pete   See fewer
Jimmy Hawkins
The Bailey Child - Tommy The Bailey Child - Tommy   See fewer
Jean Acker
Townswoman (uncredited) Townswoman (uncredited)   See fewer
Ernie Adams
Ed (uncredited) Ed (uncredited)   See fewer
Monya Andre
Townswoman (uncredited) Townswoman (uncredited)   See fewer
Stanley Andrews
Mr. Welch (uncredited) Mr. Welch (uncredited)   See fewer
Sam Ash
Nervous Banker (uncredited) Nervous Banker (uncredited)   See fewer
Jack Bailey
One of Vi's Suitors (uncredited) One of Vi's Suitors (uncredited)   See fewer
Louise Bates
Building & Loan Depositor (uncredited) Building & Loan Depositor (uncredited)   See fewer
Mary Bayless
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Beth Belden
Young Girl (uncredited) Young Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
Brooks Benedict
Military Officer in Montage (uncredited) Military Officer in Montage (uncredited)   See fewer
Joseph E. Bernard
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
Willie Bloom
Bar Patron (uncredited) Bar Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
Dolores Boucher
Girl (uncredited) Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
Al Bridge
Sheriff (uncredited) Sheriff (uncredited)   See fewer
Buz Buckley
Young Boy (uncredited) Young Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
Marian Carr
Jane Wainwright (uncredited) Jane Wainwright (uncredited)   See fewer
Adriana Caselotti
Singer at Martini's (uncredited) Singer at Martini's (uncredited)   See fewer
Lane Chandler
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
Michael Chapin
Young George's Friend (uncredited) Young George's Friend (uncredited)   See fewer
Tom Chatterton
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
Jack Cheatham
Cop Arresting Violet (uncredited) Cop Arresting Violet (uncredited)   See fewer
Harry Cheshire
Dr. Campbell (uncredited) Dr. Campbell (uncredited)   See fewer
Beulah Christian
Graduation Dance Guest (uncredited) Graduation Dance Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
Edward Clark
Building & Loan Board Member (uncredited) Building & Loan Board Member (uncredited)   See fewer
Tom Coleman
Building & Loan Customer (uncredited) Building & Loan Customer (uncredited)   See fewer
Ellen Corby
Ms. Davis (uncredited) Ms. Davis (uncredited)   See fewer
Jimmy the Crow
Crow in Bank (uncredited) Crow in Bank (uncredited)   See fewer
Bryn Davis
Elderly Woman (uncredited) Elderly Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
Lew Davis
High School Teacher at Poolside (uncredited) High School Teacher at Poolside (uncredited)   See fewer
Marion Raymond Davis
Bandleader in the High School Dance Scene (uncredited) Bandleader in the High School Dance Scene (uncredited)   See fewer
Helen Dickson
Graduation Dance Guest (uncredited) Graduation Dance Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
Dick Elliott
Man on Porch (uncredited) Man on Porch (uncredited)   See fewer
Harry Evans
Wedding Guest (uncredited) Wedding Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
Tom Fadden
Tollhouse Keeper (uncredited) Tollhouse Keeper (uncredited)   See fewer
Frank Fenton
Violet's Boyfriend (uncredited) Violet's Boyfriend (uncredited)   See fewer
Eddie Fetherston
Horace (uncredited) Horace (uncredited)   See fewer
Sam Flint
Relieved Banker in Potter's Office (uncredited) Relieved Banker in Potter's Office (uncredited)   See fewer
Dick Gordon
Photographer with Sheriff (uncredited) Photographer with Sheriff (uncredited)   See fewer
Jack Gordon
Bar Patron (uncredited) Bar Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
Herschel Graham
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
Joseph Granby
Elderly Man (voice) (uncredited) Elderly Man (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Robert Haines
Building & Loan Depositor (uncredited) Building & Loan Depositor (uncredited)   See fewer
Charles Halton
Carter (uncredited) Carter (uncredited)   See fewer
Herbert Heywood
Building & Loan Depositor (uncredited) Building & Loan Depositor (uncredited)   See fewer
Harry Holman
Mr. Partridge (uncredited) Mr. Partridge (uncredited)   See fewer
Art Howard
Building & Loan Board Member (uncredited) Building & Loan Board Member (uncredited)   See fewer
Bert Howard
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Arthur Stuart Hull
Mr. Randall (uncredited) Mr. Randall (uncredited)   See fewer
John Indrisano
Man in Fantasy (uncredited) Man in Fantasy (uncredited)   See fewer
Eddie Kane
Building & Loan Depositor (uncredited) Building & Loan Depositor (uncredited)   See fewer
Carl Kent
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
Milton Kibbee
Building & Loan Board Member (uncredited) Building & Loan Board Member (uncredited)   See fewer
Charlott Knight
Bank Depositor (uncredited) Bank Depositor (uncredited)   See fewer
Effie Laird
Townswoman (uncredited) Townswoman (uncredited)   See fewer
Mike Lally
Building & Loan Customer (uncredited) Building & Loan Customer (uncredited)   See fewer
Harold Landon
Marty Hatch (uncredited) Marty Hatch (uncredited)   See fewer
Meade 'Lux' Lewis
Pianist in Nick's Place (uncredited) Pianist in Nick's Place (uncredited)   See fewer
Max Linder
Graduation Dance Guest (uncredited) Graduation Dance Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
Jack Lomas
Bar Patron (uncredited) Bar Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
J. Farrell MacDonald
Man Whose Grandfather Planted Tree (uncredited) Man Whose Grandfather Planted Tree (uncredited)   See fewer
Irene Mack
Townswoman (uncredited) Townswoman (uncredited)   See fewer
Wilbur Mack
Building and Loan Customer (uncredited) Building and Loan Customer (uncredited)   See fewer
Charles Meakin
Elderly Man (uncredited) Elderly Man (uncredited)   See fewer
Priscilla Montgomery
Student in Gym (uncredited) Student in Gym (uncredited)   See fewer
Bert Moorhouse
Man with Sheriff (uncredited) Man with Sheriff (uncredited)   See fewer
Evelyn Moriarty
Bar Patron (uncredited) Bar Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
Philip Morris
Building & Loan Customer (uncredited) Building & Loan Customer (uncredited)   See fewer
Jack Mower
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
George Noisom
School Dancer (uncredited) School Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
Anton Northpole
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
Bob O'Connor
Bar Patron (uncredited) Bar Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
Frank O'Connor
Military Officer in Montage (uncredited) Military Officer in Montage (uncredited)   See fewer
Lynn O'Leary-Jameson
Infant Janie Bailey (uncredited) Infant Janie Bailey (uncredited)   See fewer
Moroni Olsen
Senior Angel (voice) (uncredited) Senior Angel (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Garry Owen
Bill-Poster (uncredited) Bill-Poster (uncredited)   See fewer
Netta Packer
Elderly Woman (uncredited) Elderly Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
Franklin Parker
Photographer / Reporter (uncredited) Photographer / Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Beulah Parkington
Building & Loan Depositor (uncredited) Building & Loan Depositor (uncredited)   See fewer
Suzanne Ridgway
Nick's Waitress (uncredited) Nick's Waitress (uncredited)   See fewer
Constantine Romanoff
Bar Patron (uncredited) Bar Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
Edith Russell
Townswoman (uncredited) Townswoman (uncredited)   See fewer
Loretta Russell
Building & Loan Depositor (uncredited) Building & Loan Depositor (uncredited)   See fewer
Cy Schindell
Nick's Bouncer (uncredited) Nick's Bouncer (uncredited)   See fewer
Bobby Scott
Mickey (uncredited) Mickey (uncredited)   See fewer
Almira Sessions
Potter's Secretary (uncredited) Potter's Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
Mabel Smaney
Wedding Guest (uncredited) Wedding Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
Cedric Stevens
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
Brick Sullivan
Man in Fantasy (uncredited) Man in Fantasy (uncredited)   See fewer
Charles Sullivan
Nick's Bartender (uncredited) Nick's Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer
Freddie Othello (uncredited) Freddie Othello (uncredited)   See fewer
Victor Travis
Faculty Member (uncredited) Faculty Member (uncredited)   See fewer
Max Wagner
Cashier / Nick's Assistant Bouncer (uncredited) Cashier / Nick's Assistant Bouncer (uncredited)   See fewer
Larry Wheat
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Charles C. Wilson
Charlie (uncredited) Charlie (uncredited)   See fewer
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