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It's a Wonderful Life

Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life (UK: complete title)
The Greatest Gift (USA: working title)

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1946 December, 20
130 minutes
Drama / Family / Fantasy
Production Company:
$ 3 180 000
Cumulative Worldwide Gross:
$ 5 049 416


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George Bailey has spent his entire life giving of himself to the people of Bedford Falls. He has always longed to travel but never had the opportunity in order to prevent rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town. All that prevents him from doing so is George's modest building and loan company, which was founded by his generous father. But on Christmas Eve, George's Uncle Billy loses the business's $8,000 while intending to deposit it in the bank. Potter finds the misplaced money and hides it from Billy. When the bank examiner discovers the shortage later that night, George realizes that he will be held responsible and sent to jail and the company will collapse, finally allowing Potter to take over the town. Thinking of his wife, their young children, and others he loves will be better off with him dead, he contemplates suicide. But the prayers of his loved ones result in a gentle angel named Clarence coming to earth to help George, with the promise of earning his wings. He shows George what things would have been like if he had never been born. In a nightmarish vision in which the Potter-controlled town is sunk in sex and sin, those George loves are either dead, ruined, or miserable. He realizes that he has touched many people in a positive way and that his life has truly been a wonderful one. - IMDb

Джордж Бейли, владелец небольшой страховой компании, честный, отзывчивый, любящий муж и отец, подавлен свалившимися на него невзгодами и подумывает о самоубийстве. Очевидно, что человек, отказывающийся от самого большого дара Бога - жизни - нуждается в помощи ангела-хранителя. И Небеса отправляют ему на выручку Кларенса, единственного свободного на тот момент Ангела Второго Класса...

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Children's Cast:

Karolyn Grimes [6] The Bailey Child - Zuzu
Jimmy Hawkins [5] The Bailey Child - Tommy
Carol Coombs [11] The Bailey Child - Janie
Michael Chapin [10] Young George's Friend
Robert J. Anderson [13] Little George
Georgie Nokes [10] Little Harry Bailey
Larry Simms [12] The Bailey Child - Pete
Danny Mummert [12] Little Marty Hatch
Priscilla Montgomery [17] Student in Gym
Buz Buckley [12] Young Boy
Ronnie Ralph [13] Little Sam

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The most successful movies. Year: 1946

1. Song of the South (1946)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross:
$ 37 459 346
2. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross:
$ 23 656 620
3. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross:
$ 5 049 416
4. A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross:
$ 124 241
5. Great Expectations (1946)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross:
$ 19 329