U certificateIt's a Wonderful Life is a Film programme that first aired in 1946 and has been classified a U certificate.

It's a Wonderful Life is a 5 star programme

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It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Directed by
Frank Capra

Frank Capra's evergreen comedy-drama stars James Stewart as George Bailey, an ambitious young man condemned by circumstance to stay in small-town Bedford Falls, where he marries his childhood sweetheart and runs a small bank with his forgetful uncle Billy. But, on Christmas Eve, Uncle Billy makes a mistake that leaves George facing disgrace and prison, and deciding to end it all. Enter the bumbling, wingless angel Clarence Oddbody, who has been sent from heaven to show George how the town and his friends and family would have fared if he had never existed. Can Clarence earn his wings by convincing George that he has led - and should continue to lead - a wonderful life? Also starring Lionel Barrymore as Mr Potter, Bedford Falls' ruthless loan shark.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1946

5/5 Stars

Classification: U Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Black and White

When is It's a Wonderful Life next on TV?

It's next showing on Film4 January 26th, 12:45pm and on Film4 Plus 1 January 26th, 1:45pm. See more...


Image for James StewartJames Stewart...George Bailey
Donna Reed...Mary Hatch Bailey
Lionel Barrymore...Mr. Potter
Thomas Mitchell...Uncle Billy
Henry Travers...Clarence
Beulah Bondi...Ma Bailey
Frank Faylen...Ernie Bishop
Ward Bond...Officer Bert
Gloria Grahame...Violet Bick
H.B. Warner...Mr. Emil Gower
Frank Albertson...Sam Wainwright
Todd Karns...Harry Bailey
Samuel S. Hinds...Peter Bailey
Mary Treen...Cousin Tilly
Virginia Patton...Ruth Dakin Bailey