It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

George Bailey has spent his entire life giving of himself to the people of Bedford Falls. He has always longed to travel but never had the opportunity in order to prevent rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town. All that prevents him from doing so is George's modest building and loan company, which was founded by his generous father. But on Christmas Eve, George's Uncle Billy loses the business's $8,000 while intending to deposit it in the bank. Potter finds the misplaced money, hides it from Billy, and George's troubles begin.

Rotten Tomatoes: Certified Fresh 94% / Audience 95%

Rated PG,  2 hr 15 mins

Drama • Family • Fantasy
Frank Capra
James Stewart  •  Donna Reed  •  Lionel Barrymore  •  Thomas Mitchell

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