A holiday favourite for generations... George Bailey has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. All that prevents rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town is George's modest building and loan company. But on Christmas Eve the business's $8,000 is lost and George's troubles begin.
- Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
- Studio: RKO Radio Pictures, Liberty Films
- Keyword: holiday, angel, bank, suicide attempt, small town, great depression, family business , black and white, nervous breakdown, old house, alternate reality, newlywed, magic realism, told in flashback, guardian angel, high school dance, christmas
- Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Travers, Beulah Bondi