It's a Wonderful Life is a 1946 Christmas drama directed by Frank Capra. This classic movie stars Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey, a man who has given up on his dreams and whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody (Henry Travers). The angel Clarence shows George all the lives he has touched in his community and how they would be different if he had never been born. Despite initial mixed reviews and mediocre box-office returns, the film has become regarded as a classic and a staple of Christmas movies.
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