Movies@ Columbus Library Presents: It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Starring: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore,
Thomas Mitchell, Henry Travers, Beulah Bondi,
Gloria Grahame, Ward Bond, Frank Faylen
Paramount Pictures; Directed by Frank Capra
Black and White; Not Rated; 129 minutes; 1946
George Bailey (James Stewart) has spent his life serving his community, often at the cost of his own happiness. One Christmas Eve, faced with bankruptcy and jail, George is reduced to despair and contemplates suicide. So, heaven sends his guardian angel to show George how dismal life in his hometown would have been if he had never been born. George decides to live, and his many friends lend him a hand in this holiday favorite.