It's a Wonderful Life
Vie est belle, La ( Belgium (French title), Canada (French title), France) Ist das Leben nicht schön? ( Austria (TV title), West Germany (TV title)) ¡Qué bello es vivir! ( Spain) Élet csodaszép, Az ( Hungary) A Felicidade Não Se Compra ( Brazil) Det er herligt at leve ( Denmark) Do Céu Caiu Uma Estrela ( Portugal) Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life ( USA (complete title)) Ihmeellinen on elämä ( Finland) Livet är underbart ( Sweden) Mia yperohi zoi ( Greece) Qué bello es vivir ( Argentina) Que bonic és viure! ( Spain (Catalan title)) Que la vie est belle ( Belgium (French title)) Subarashiki kana, jinsei! ( Japan) The Greatest Gift ( USA (working title)) Vita è meravigliosa, La ( Italy) Wat een mooi leven ( Belgium (Flemish title))
An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.
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.
Actors movie: It's a Wonderful Life
- Building & Loan Depositor
- Bar Patron
- Photographer with Sheriff
- Relieved Banker in Potter's Office