It’s a Wonderful Life

Release Date: December 25th, 1946

Rating: G

Running Time: 2 hr. 15 min.

Directed By: Frank Capra

Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers

FILM INFORMATION

It’s a Wonderful Life is one of those classic Christmas films that is good for the whole family.

James Stewart stars as George Bailey, a man who has always tried to do good by others. After an unfortunate event at his office, he learns he is worth more dead than alive and contemplates suicide. Luckily for George, his guardian (wingless) angel, Clarence, prevents it and after George makes a wish of him never having been born, Clarence grants it. George is then shown how those he cares about most would be affected by this wish.

THOUGHTS

James Stewart did a fantastic job as George Bailey. He really has a wonderful life but he doesn’t appreciate it until the end. Donna Reed was also really good as Mary Hatch, the young woman who fell in love with George as a child and would be in love with him until the day she dies. Henry Travers made a good Clarence, who is assigned the task of helping George in exchange for his wings. Lionel Barrymore did a fantastic job as grumpy, evil old Mr. Potter because I despise him everytime he is on the screen. He is the sole reason why George considers suicide and there are no redeeming qualities to his character.

FINAL RATING 

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