It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
It's a Wonderful Life
AFI Top 100 / Classic / Drama / Family / Holiday / Romance
Directed by Frank Capra
H.B. Warner as Mr. Gower
Todd Karns as Harry Bailey
Samuel S. Hinds as Peter Bailey
Frank Capra's first post World War II picture was It's a Wonderful Life starring James Stewart and Donna Reed, the tale of a man who is rescued from suicide during the Christmas season by being shown how his life has positively impacted those around him.
While it was nominated for multiple Oscars, it didn’t fare well at the box office. However, after re-airing on television in the 1970's, the American Film Institute named it the eleventh greatest film of all time in 1999.
Directors: Frank Capra
Actors: Frank Albertson, Lionel Barrymore, Ward Bond, Beulah Bondi, Frank Faylen, Gloria Grahame, Thomas Mitchell, Donna Reed, James Stewart, Henry Travers