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Synopsis

On a snowy Christmas eve, George Bailey (James Stewart) finds himself wondering why he was ever born. In the midst of his musings, a crazy old man (Henry Tavers) claiming to be an angle appears and gives the desperate man an opportunity to see how things might have been had he never existed.

MPAA Rating Not Rated
Theatrical Release January 7, 1947
Director Frank Capra
Cast James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore
Run Time 130
Paramount Pictures / 1946 Republic Pictures

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