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It's a Wonderful Life
Directed by Frank Capra
Produced by Frank Capra
Written by Frances Goodrich,
Albert Hackett,
and Frank Capra
Based on The Greatest Gift by Philip Van Doren Stern
Starring James Stewart,
Donna Reed,
Lionel Barrymore
Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
Cinematography Joseph F. Biroc,
Joseph Walker,
Victor Milner (uncredited)
Editing by William Hornbeck
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures (original release),
Republic Pictures (video),
Artisan Entertainment (DVD),
Paramount Pictures (2005- )
Release date(s) January 7, 1947
Running time 130 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $3.18 million (estimated)

It's a Wonderful Life is a 1946 movie. It was directed by Frank Capra. It stars James Stewart, Donna Reed, and Lionel Barrymore.

Main cast

  • James Stewart as George Bailey
  • Donna Reed as Bailey's wife
  • Lionel Barrymore as Mr. Potter, a banker


George Bailey wishes he had never been born and becomes suicidal. Clarence, an angel (2nd class) helps him change his mind.

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