It's a Wonderful Life

It's a wonderful laugh! It's a wonderful love!

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)


A holiday favourite for generations... George Bailey has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. All that prevents rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town is George's modest building and loan company. But on Christmas Eve the business's $8,000 is lost and George's troubles begin.

Director: Frank Capra
Writers: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra.

Release Date: 1946-12-20
Status: Released
Run time: 130 min / 2:10
Budget: $3,180,000
Revenue: $9,644,124
Production Companies : RKO Radio Pictures, Liberty Films (II)
Production Country: United States of America



James Stewart
George Bailey
Donna Reed
Mary Hatch Bailey
Lionel Barrymore
Henry F. Potter
Henry Travers
Clarence Odbody
Thomas Mitchell
Uncle Billy Bailey
Beulah Bondi
Ma Bailey
Ward Bond
Frank Faylen
Ernie Bishop
Gloria Grahame
Violet Bick
Frank Albertson
Sam Wainwright
H.B. Warner
Mr. Gower
Virginia Patton
Ruth Dakin Bailey
Todd Karns
Harry Bailey
Samuel S. Hinds
Peter Bailey
Lillian Randolph
Sheldon Leonard
Mary Treen
Cousin Tilly
Charles Williams
Cousin Eustace
Sarah Edwards
Mrs. Hatch
William Edmunds
Giuseppe Martini
Argentina Brunetti
Mrs. Martini
Robert J. Anderson
Little George
Ronnie Ralph
Little Sam
Jean Gale
Little Mary
Jeanine Ann Roose
Little Violet
Danny Mummert
Little Marty Hatch
Georgie Nokes
Little Harry Bailey
Frank Hagney
Potter's Bodyguard
Ray Walker
Joe at Luggage Shop
Charles Lane
Real Estate Salesman
Edward Keane
Tom at Building & Loan
Carol Coombs
Janie Bailey
Karolyn Grimes
Zuzu Bailey
Larry Simms
Pete Bailey
Jimmy Hawkins
Tommy Bailey
Jean Acker
Townswoman (uncredited)
Ernie Adams
Ed (uncredited)
Monya Andre
Stanley Andrews
Mr. Welch (uncredited)
Sam Ash
Nervous Banker (uncredited)
Jack Bailey
One of Vi's Suitors (uncredited)
Brooks Benedict
Military Officer in Montage (uncredited)
Joseph E. Bernard
Townsman (uncredited)
Al Bridge
Sheriff (uncredited)
Buz Buckley
Marian Carr
Jane Wainwright (uncredited)
Adriana Caselotti
Singer at Martini's (uncredited)
Lane Chandler
Michael Chapin
Young George's Friend (uncredited)
Tom Chatterton
Townsman (uncredited)
Jack Cheatham
Cop Arresting Violet (uncredited)
Harry Cheshire
Dr. Campbell (uncredited)
Edward Clark
Building & Loan Board Member (uncredited)
Tom Coleman
Building & Loan Customer (uncredited)
Ellen Corby
Ms. Davis (uncredited)
Jimmy the Crow
Uncle Billy's Pet Crow
Lew Davis
High School Teacher at Poolside (uncredited)
Harry Denny
Helen Dickson
Woman at Graduation Dance (uncredited)
Dick Elliott
Man on Porch (uncredited)
Tom Fadden
Tollhouse Keeper (uncredited)
Frank Fenton
Violet's Boyfriend (uncredited)
Eddie Fetherston
Horace (uncredited)
Sam Flint
Relieved Banker in Potter's Office (uncredited)
Lee Frederick
Dick Gordon
Photographer with Sheriff (uncredited)
Jack Gordon
Bar Patron (uncredited)
Herschel Graham
Joseph Granby
(voice) (uncredited)
Charles Halton
Carter (uncredited)
Herbert Heywood
Building & Loan Depositor (uncredited)
Harry Holman
Mr. Partridge (uncredited)
Art Howard
Building & Loan Board Member (uncredited)
Bert Howard
Building & Loan Board Member (uncredited)
Arthur Stuart Hull
Mr. Randall (uncredited)
John Indrisano
Man in Fantasy (uncredited)
Eddie Kane
Building & Loan Depositor (uncredited)
Carl Kent
Milton Kibbee
Building & Loan Board Member (uncredited)
Effie Laird
Townswoman (uncredited)
Mike Lally
Building & Loan Customer (uncredited)
Harold Landon
Marty Hatch (uncredited)
Meade 'Lux' Lewis
Pianist in Nick's Place (uncredited)
Jack Lomas
Bar Patron (uncredited)
J. Farrell MacDonald
Man Whose Grandfather Planted Tree (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack
Building & Loan Customer (uncredited)
Charles Meakin
Bert Moorhouse
Man with Sheriff (uncredited)
Philip Morris
Building & Loan Customer (uncredited)
George Noisom
School Dancer (uncredited)
Bob O'Connor
Bar Patron (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor
Military Officer in Montage (uncredited)
Moroni Olsen
Senior Angel (voice) (uncredited)
Garry Owen
Bill-Poster (uncredited)
Netta Packer
Franklin Parker
Photographer / Reporter (uncredited)
Suzanne Ridgeway
Nick's Waitress (uncredited)
Mark Roberts
Mickey (uncredited)
Constantine Romanoff
Bar Patron (uncredited)
Cy Schindell
Nick's Bouncer (uncredited)
Almira Sessions
Potter's Secretary (uncredited)
Cedric Stevens
Brick Sullivan
Man in Fantasy (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan
Nick's Bartender (uncredited)
Max Wagner
Cashier / Nick's Assistant Bouncer (uncredited)
Larry Wheat
Building & Loan Board Member (uncredited)
Charles C. Wilson
Charlie (uncredited)
Carl Switzer
Freddie Othello (uncredited)


Directing Frank Capra Director
Writing Philip Van Doren Stern Original Story
Production Frank Capra Producer
Camera Joseph F. Biroc Director of Photography
Camera Joseph Walker Director of Photography
Editing William Hornbeck Editor
Art Jack Okey Art Direction
Writing Frances Goodrich Screenplay
Writing Albert Hackett Screenplay
Writing Frank Capra Screenplay
Crew Jo Swerling Additional Writing
Crew Michael Wilson Additional Writing
Sound Dimitri Tiomkin Original Music Composer
Crew Daniel Hays Special Effects
Camera Phil Stern Still Photographer
Costume & Make-Up Gordon Bau Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Eugene Joseff Costume Design
Sound Clem Portman Sound
Art Emile Kuri Set Decoration
Art William Cameron Menzies Art Direction
Directing Arthur S. Black Jr. Assistant Director
Sound Richard Van Hessen Sound
Sound John Aalberg Sound
Crew Russell A. Cully Special Effects
Visual Effects Russell Shearman Special Effects Supervisor
Crew Lila Finn Stunts
Lighting Homer Plannette Gaffer
Sound Paul Marquardt Orchestrator

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