No one is born to be a failure. No one is poor who has friends. Simple thoughts that were the inspiration for one of richest, most uplifting, most beloved American films ever made. Frank Capra's classic tale of George Bailey and five Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor after more than 50 years it remains as powerful and moving as the day it was made.

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It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

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Family/Fantasy/Drama · 2h 10m · 1/7/1947

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Every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings.

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No one is born to be a failure. No one is poor who has friends. Simple thoughts that were the inspiration for one of richest, most uplifting, most beloved American films ever made. Frank Capra's classic tale of George Bailey and five Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor after more than 50 years it remains as powerful and moving as the day it was made.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Companies

RKO Radio Pictures, Liberty Films

Budget

$3,180,000

Revenue

$7,270,000
Part Of
Cast
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James Stewart

George Bailey
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Donna Reed

Mary Hatch
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Lionel Barrymore

Mr. Potter
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Thomas Mitchell

Uncle Billy
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Henry Travers

Clarence
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Beulah Bondi

Mrs. Bailey
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Frank Faylen

Ernie
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Ward Bond

Bert
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Gloria Grahame

Violet
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H.B. Warner

Mr. Gower
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Frank Albertson

Sam Wainwright
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Todd Karns

Harry Bailey
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Samuel S. Hinds

Pa Bailey
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Mary Treen

Cousin Tilly
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Virginia Patton

Ruth Dakin
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Charles Williams

Cousin Eustace
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Sarah Edwards

Mrs. Hatch (as Sara Edwards)
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William Edmunds

Mr. Martini (as Bill Edmunds)
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Lillian Randolph

Annie
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Argentina Brunetti

Mrs. Martini
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Robert J. Anderson

Little George (as Bobbie Anderson)
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Ronnie Ralph

Little Sam
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Jean Gale

Little Mary
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Jeanine Ann Roose

Little Violet
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Danny Mummert

Little Marty Hatch
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Georgie Nokes

Little Harry Bailey
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Sheldon Leonard

Nick
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Frank Hagney

Potter's Bodyguard
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Ray Walker

Joe (Luggage Shop)
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Charles Lane

Real Estate Salesman (as Charlie Lane)
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Edward Keane

Tom (Bldg. & Loan) (as Edward Kean)
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Carol Coombs

The Bailey Child - Janie (as Carol Coomes)
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Karolyn Grimes

The Bailey Child - Zuzu
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Larry Simms

The Bailey Child - Pete
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Jimmy Hawkins

The Bailey Child - Tommy
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Jean Acker

Townswoman (uncredited)
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Ernie Adams

Ed (uncredited)
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Monya Andre

Elderly Woman (uncredited)
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Stanley Andrews

Mr. Welch (uncredited)
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Sam Ash

Nervous Banker (uncredited)
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Jack Bailey

One of Vi's Suitors (uncredited)
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Louise Bates

Building & Loan Depositor (uncredited)
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Mary Bayless

Townswoman (uncredited)
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Beth Belden

Young Girl (uncredited)
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Brooks Benedict

Military Officer in Montage (uncredited)
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Joseph E. Bernard

Townsman (uncredited)
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Al Bridge

Sheriff (uncredited)
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Buz Buckley

Young Boy (uncredited)
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Marian Carr

Jane Wainwright (uncredited)
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Adriana Caselotti

Singer at Martini's (uncredited)
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Lane Chandler

Policeman (uncredited)
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Michael Chapin

Young George's Friend (uncredited)
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Tom Chatterton

Townsman (uncredited)
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Jack Cheatham

Cop Arresting Violet (uncredited)
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Harry Cheshire

Dr. Campbell (uncredited)
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Edward Clark

Building & Loan Board Member (uncredited)
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Tom Coleman

Building & Loan Customer (uncredited)
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Ellen Corby

Ms. Davis (uncredited)
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Jimmy the Crow

Crow in Bank (uncredited)
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Bryn Davis

Elderly Woman (uncredited)
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Lew Davis

High School Teacher at Poolside (uncredited)
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Harry Denny

(uncredited)
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Helen Dickson

Woman at Graduation Dance (uncredited)
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Dick Elliott

Man on Porch (uncredited)
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Tom Fadden

Tollhouse Keeper (uncredited)
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Frank Fenton

Violet's Boyfriend (uncredited)
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Eddie Fetherston

Horace (uncredited)
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Sam Flint

Relieved Banker in Potter's Office (uncredited)
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Lee Frederick

(uncredited)
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Dick Gordon

Photographer with Sheriff (uncredited)
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Jack Gordon

Bar Patron (uncredited)
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Herschel Graham

Townsman (uncredited)
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Joseph Granby

Elderly Man (voice) (uncredited)
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Charles Halton

Carter (uncredited)
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Carl Eric Hansen

(uncredited)
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Herbert Heywood

Building & Loan Depositor (uncredited)
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Harry Holman

Mr. Partridge (uncredited)
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Art Howard

Building & Loan Board Member (uncredited)
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Bert Howard

Building & Loan Board Member (uncredited)
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Arthur Stuart Hull

Mr. Randall (uncredited)
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John Indrisano

Man in Fantasy (uncredited)
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Eddie Kane

Building & Loan Depositor (uncredited)
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Carl Kent

Townsman (uncredited)
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Milton Kibbee

Building & Loan Board Member (uncredited)
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Effie Laird

Townswoman (uncredited)
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Mike Lally

Building & Loan Customer (uncredited)
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Harold Landon

Marty Hatch (uncredited)
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Meade 'Lux' Lewis

Pianist in Nick's Place (uncredited)
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Jack Lomas

Bar Patron (uncredited)
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J. Farrell MacDonald

Man Whose Grandfather Planted Tree (uncredited)
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Irene Mack

Townswoman (uncredited)
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Wilbur Mack

Building and Loan Customer (uncredited)
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Charles Meakin

Elderly Man (uncredited)
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Priscilla Montgomery

Student in Gym (uncredited)
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Bert Moorhouse

Man with Sheriff (uncredited)
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Evelyn Moriarty

Bar Patron (uncredited)
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Philip Morris

Building & Loan Customer (uncredited)
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George Noisom

School Dancer (uncredited)
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Bob O'Connor

Bar Patron (uncredited)
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Frank O'Connor

Military Officer in Montage (uncredited)
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Lynn O'Leary-Jameson

Infant Janie Bailey (uncredited)
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Moroni Olsen

Senior Angel (voice) (uncredited)
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Garry Owen

Bill-Poster (uncredited)
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Netta Packer

Elderly Woman (uncredited)
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Franklin Parker

Photographer / Reporter (uncredited)
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Suzanne Ridgway

Nick's Waitress (uncredited)
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Mark Roberts

Mickey (uncredited)
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Constantine Romanoff

Bar Patron (uncredited)
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Cy Schindell

Nick's Bouncer (uncredited)
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Almira Sessions

Potter's Secretary (uncredited)
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Cedric Stevens

Townsman (uncredited)
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Brick Sullivan

Man in Fantasy (uncredited)
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Charles Sullivan

Nick's Bartender (uncredited)
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Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer

Freddie Othello (uncredited)
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Max Wagner

Cashier / Nick's Assistant Bouncer (uncredited)
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Larry Wheat

Building & Loan Board Member (uncredited)
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Charles C. Wilson

Charlie (uncredited)
Crew
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Frank Capra

Director
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Frances Goodrich

Writer
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Albert Hackett

Writer
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Frank Capra

Writer
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Jo Swerling

Writer
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Philip Van Doren Stern

Writer
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Michael Wilson

Writer
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Frank Capra

Producer
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Joseph F. Biroc

Cinematograpy
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Joseph Walker

Cinematograpy
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William Hornbeck

Editor
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Dimitri Tiomkin

Music
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Jack Okey

Art
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