It's a Wonderful Life

Directed by Frank Capra
1946    2h 10m    PG
Drama, Family, Fantasy,
"It's a Wonderful Life" is a 1946 American film directed by Frank Capra. This Christmas-themed supernatural drama is adapted from "The Greatest Gift", a short story by Philip Van Doren Stern. It stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a man known for his generous nature in the town of Bedford Falls. The narrative starts on Christmas Eve with George Bailey facing severe despair and contemplating ending his life. In response, Clarence Oddbody, an angel, is sent from heaven to intervene. Clarence shows George scenes from his life, emphasizing his positive impact on others. These revelations lead to a display of appreciation and support from his community. Alongside James Stewart, the film features Donna Reed as Mary Bailey, Lionel Barrymore as Henry Potter, Thomas Mitchell as Uncle Billy, and Henry Travers as Clarence Oddbody.
Cast of It's a Wonderful Life
  • James StewartGeorge Bailey
  • Donna ReedMary Hatch
  • Lionel BarrymoreMr. Potter
  • Thomas MitchellUncle Billy
  • Henry TraversClarence
  • Beulah BondiMrs. Bailey
  • Frank FaylenErnie
  • Ward BondBert
  • Gloria GrahameViolet
  • H.B. WarnerMr. Gower
  • Frank AlbertsonSam Wainwright
  • Todd KarnsHarry Bailey
  • Samuel S. HindsPa Bailey
  • Mary TreenCousin Tilly
  • Virginia PattonRuth Dakin
  • Charles WilliamsCousin Eustace
  • Sarah EdwardsMrs. Hatch
  • William EdmundsMr. Martini
  • Lillian RandolphAnnie
  • Argentina BrunettiMrs. Martini
  • Robert J. AndersonLittle George
  • Ronnie RalphLittle Sam
  • Jean GaleLittle Mary
  • Jeanine Ann RooseLittle Violet
  • Danny MummertLittle Marty Hatch
  • Georgie NokesLittle Harry Bailey
  • Sheldon LeonardNick
  • Frank HagneyPotter's Bodyguard
  • Ray WalkerJoe (Luggage Shop)
  • Charles LaneReal Estate Salesman
  • Edward KeaneTom (Bldg. & Loan)
  • Carol CoombsThe Bailey Child - Janie
  • Karolyn GrimesThe Bailey Child - Zuzu
  • Larry SimmsThe Bailey Child - Pete
  • Jimmy HawkinsThe Bailey Child - Tommy
  • Jean AckerTownswoman (uncredited)
  • Ernie AdamsEd (uncredited)
  • Monya AndreElderly Woman (uncredited)
  • Stanley AndrewsMr. Welch (uncredited)
  • Sam AshNervous Banker (uncredited)
  • Jack BaileyOne of Vi's Suitors (uncredited)
  • Louise BatesBuilding & Loan Depositor (uncredited)
  • Mary BaylessTownswoman (uncredited)
  • Beth BeldenYoung Girl (uncredited)
  • Brooks BenedictMilitary Officer in Montage (uncredited)
  • Joseph E. BernardTownsman (uncredited)
  • Al BridgeSheriff (uncredited)
  • Buz BuckleyYoung Boy (uncredited)
  • Marian CarrJane Wainwright (uncredited)
  • Adriana CaselottiSinger at Martini's (uncredited)
  • Lane ChandlerPoliceman (uncredited)
  • Michael ChapinYoung George's Friend (uncredited)
  • Tom ChattertonTownsman (uncredited)
  • Jack CheathamCop Arresting Violet (uncredited)
  • Harry CheshireDr. Campbell (uncredited)
  • Edward ClarkBuilding & Loan Board Member (uncredited)
  • Tom ColemanBuilding & Loan Customer (uncredited)
  • Ellen CorbyMs. Davis (uncredited)
  • Bryn DavisElderly Woman (uncredited)
  • Lew DavisHigh School Teacher at Poolside (uncredited)
  • Harry Denny(uncredited)
  • Helen DicksonWoman at Graduation Dance (uncredited)
  • Dick ElliottMan on Porch (uncredited)
  • Tom FaddenTollhouse Keeper (uncredited)
  • Frank FentonViolet's Boyfriend (uncredited)
  • Eddie FetherstonHorace (uncredited)
  • Sam FlintRelieved Banker in Potter's Office (uncredited)
  • Lee Frederick(uncredited)
  • Dick GordonPhotographer with Sheriff (uncredited)
  • Jack GordonBar Patron (uncredited)
  • Herschel GrahamTownsman (uncredited)
  • Joseph GranbyElderly Man (voice) (uncredited)
  • Charles HaltonCarter (uncredited)
  • Carl Eric Hansen(uncredited)
  • Herbert HeywoodBuilding & Loan Depositor (uncredited)
  • Harry HolmanMr. Partridge (uncredited)
  • Art HowardBuilding & Loan Board Member (uncredited)
  • Bert HowardBuilding & Loan Board Member (uncredited)
  • Arthur Stuart HullMr. Randall (uncredited)
  • John IndrisanoMan in Fantasy (uncredited)
  • Eddie KaneBuilding & Loan Depositor (uncredited)
  • Carl KentTownsman (uncredited)
  • Milton KibbeeBuilding & Loan Board Member (uncredited)
  • Effie LairdTownswoman (uncredited)
  • Mike LallyBuilding & Loan Customer (uncredited)
  • Harold LandonMarty Hatch (uncredited)
  • Meade 'Lux' LewisPianist in Nick's Place (uncredited)
  • Jack LomasBar Patron (uncredited)
  • J. Farrell MacDonaldMan Whose Grandfather Planted Tree (uncredited)
  • Irene MackTownswoman (uncredited)
  • Wilbur MackBuilding & Loan Customer (uncredited)
  • Charles MeakinElderly Man (uncredited)
  • Priscilla MontgomeryStudent in Gym (uncredited)
  • Bert MoorhouseMan with Sheriff (uncredited)
  • Evelyn MoriartyBar Patron (uncredited)
  • Philip MorrisBuilding & Loan Customer (uncredited)
  • George NoisomSchool Dancer (uncredited)
  • Bob O'ConnorBar Patron (uncredited)
  • Frank O'ConnorMilitary Officer in Montage (uncredited)
  • Lynn O'Leary-JamesonInfant Janie Bailey (uncredited)
  • Moroni OlsenSenior Angel (voice) (uncredited)
  • Garry OwenBill-Poster (uncredited)
  • Netta PackerElderly Woman (uncredited)
  • Franklin ParkerPhotographer / Reporter (uncredited)
  • Suzanne RidgwayNick's Waitress (uncredited)
  • Mark RobertsMickey (uncredited)
  • Constantine RomanoffBar Patron (uncredited)
  • Cy SchindellNick's Bouncer (uncredited)
  • Almira SessionsPotter's Secretary (uncredited)
  • Cedric StevensTownsman (uncredited)
  • Brick SullivanMan in Fantasy (uncredited)
  • Charles SullivanNick's Bartender (uncredited)
  • Carl SwitzerFreddie Othello (uncredited)
  • Max WagnerCashier / Nick's Assistant Bouncer (uncredited)
  • Larry WheatBuilding & Loan Board Member (uncredited)
  • Charles C. WilsonCharlie (uncredited)
  • Jimmy the CrowUncle Billy's pet (uncredited)
  • Finn ZirzowBar Patron (uncredited)
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