It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Every Time a Bell Rings an Angel Gets His Wings

George (James Stewart) learns a valuable lesson, that no man is a failure who has friends.

Directed by Frank Capra.

Released in 1946 by Paramount.

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  • character-type: Cop
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  • character-type: Friend
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  • character-type: Father
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  • secondary-genre: Classics
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  • mood: Family-Friendly
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  • primary-occasion: Holidays
  • secondary-occasion: Christmas
  • prop: Bell
  • prop: Book
  • prop: Money
  • setting: Afterlife
  • setting: House
  • theme: Affirmation
  • theme: Recognition
  • theme: Good
  • theme: Values
  • theme: Generosity
  • theme: Reward
  • theme: Success
  • theme: Priorities
  • theme: Charity
  • theme: Friendship
  • theme: Parenthood
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  • theme: Love
  • actor: Herbert Heywood
  • actor: Todd Karns
  • actor: Frank Faylen
  • actor: Karolyn Grimes
  • actor: Milton Kibbee
  • actor: Ward Bond
  • actor: James Stewart
  • actor: Charles Halton
  • actor: Eddie Kane
  • director: Frank Capra
  • producer: Frank Capra
  • cinematographer: Joseph F. Biroc
  • cinematographer: Joseph Walker
  • cinematographer: Victor Milner
  • composer: Dimitri Tiomkin
  • editor: William Hornbeck
  • costume-designer: Edward Stevenson
  • role-name: Building & Loan Depositor
  • role-name: Zuzu Bailey
  • role-name: Carter, Bank Examiner
  • role-name: Photographer at George's Home
  • role-name: George Bailey
  • role-name: Harry Bailey
  • role-name: Bert
  • role-name: Ernie
  • screenwriter: Frank Capra
  • screenwriter: Philip Van Doren Stern
  • screenwriter: Michael Wilson
  • screenwriter: Frances Goodrich
  • screenwriter: Jo Swerling
  • screenwriter: Albert Hackett
  • year: 1946
  • studio: Paramount