It's A Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life
  • 1946
  • US
  • 2h 9min
  • U

Small-town boy Stewart runs into financial difficulties and is on the brink of suicide when an elderly angel descends to earth to show him all the good his life has done for those around him. Archetypal Capra sentimentality with a superbly detailed fantasy framework and one of Stewart's most lovable performances. One to warm even the most glacial heart.

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Frank Capra’s 1946 Christmas Classic follows the tribulations of small town everyman George Bailey (James Stewart), who, at the end of his luck and deep in dept, contemplates suicide one snowy, bleak Christmas Eve. But when George wishes that he had never been born, his guardian angel Clarence (Henry Travers) takes a trip from the heavens to persuade him otherwise. After a nightmarish journey through an alternative Bedford Falls, George realizes the difference he has made to the people around him, learning lessons of love, loyalty, and what it means to lead a wonderful life.

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It's a Wonderful Life

13 Dec 20075 stars

(U) 130min

You know Christmas has arrived when Frank Capra’s perennial festive season favourite receives its annual reissue. The 1947 classic is one of the most inspirational films of all time, as well as being a fine romance, a terrific comedy and genuine…

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