Full Cast & Crew - It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
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It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Genres: Drama, Family, Fantasy

Taglines: They're going steady...straight to your heart!

Director: Frank Capra

Writers: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, Jo Swerling, ...

Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, ...

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 ...


Frank Capra


Frances Goodrich (screenplay) &
Albert Hackett (screenplay) and
Frank Capra (screenplay)
Jo Swerling
Philip Van Doren Stern (additional scenes)
Michael Wilson


Frank Capra producer


James Stewart George Bailey
Donna Reed Mary Hatch
Lionel Barrymore Mr. Potter
Thomas Mitchell Uncle Billy
Henry Travers Clarence
Beulah Bondi Mrs. Bailey
Frank Faylen Ernie
Ward Bond Bert
Gloria Grahame Violet
H.B. Warner Mr. Gower
Todd Karns Harry Bailey
Samuel S. Hinds Pa Bailey
Mary Treen Cousin Tilly
Frank Albertson Sam Wainwright
Virginia Patton Ruth Dakin
Charles Williams Cousin Eustace
Sarah Edwards Mrs. Hatch (as Sara Edwards)
William Edmunds Mr. Martini (as Bill Edmunds)
Lillian Randolph Annie
Argentina Brunetti Mrs. Martini
Robert J. Anderson Little George (as Bobbie Anderson)
Ronnie Ralph Little Sam
Jean Gale Little Mary
Jeanine Ann Roose Little Violet
Danny Mummert Little Marty Hatch
Georgie Nokes Little Harry Bailey
Sheldon Leonard Nick
Frank Hagney Potter's Bodyguard
Ray Walker Joe - Luggage Shop
Charles Lane Real Estate Salesman (as Charlie Lane)
Edward Keane Tom - Bldg. & Loan (as Edward Kean)
Carol Coombs Bailey Child - Janie (as Carol Coomes)
Karolyn Grimes Bailey Child - Zuzu
Larry Simms Bailey Child - Pete
Jimmy Hawkins Bailey Child - Tommy
Jean Acker Townswoman (uncredited)
Ernie Adams Ed (uncredited)
Monya Andre (uncredited)
Stanley Andrews Mr. Welch (uncredited)
Sam Ash Nervous Banker (uncredited)
Jack Bailey One of Vi's Suitors (uncredited)
Mary Bayless Townswoman (uncredited)
Beth Belden (uncredited)
Brooks Benedict Military Officer in Montage (uncredited)
Joseph E. Bernard Townsman (uncredited)
Al Bridge Sheriff (uncredited)
Buz Buckley (uncredited)
Marian Carr Jane Wainwright (uncredited)
Adriana Caselotti Singer at Martini's (uncredited)
Lane Chandler (uncredited)
Michael Chapin Young George's Friend (uncredited)
Tom Chatterton Townsman (uncredited)
Jack Cheatham Cop Arresting Violet (uncredited)
Harry Cheshire Dr. Campbell (uncredited)
Edward Clark Building & Loan Board Member (uncredited)
Tom Coleman Building & Loan Customer (uncredited)
Ellen Corby Ms. Davis (uncredited)
Jimmy the Crow Crow in Bank (uncredited)
Bryn Davis (uncredited)
Lew Davis High School Teacher at Poolside (uncredited)
Harry Denny (uncredited)
Helen Dickson Woman at Graduation Dance (uncredited)
Dick Elliott Man on Porch (uncredited)
Tom Fadden Tollhouse Keeper (uncredited)
Frank Fenton Violet's Boyfriend (uncredited)
Eddie Fetherston Horace (uncredited)
Sam Flint Relieved Banker in Potter's Office (uncredited)
Lee Frederick (uncredited)
Dick Gordon Photographer with Sheriff (uncredited)
Jack Gordon Bar Patron (uncredited)
Herschel Graham (uncredited)
Joseph Granby (voice) (uncredited)
Charles Halton Carter (uncredited)
Carl Eric Hansen (uncredited)
Herbert Heywood Building & Loan Depositor (uncredited)
Harry Holman Mr. Partridge (uncredited)
Art Howard Building & Loan Board Member (uncredited)
Bert Howard Building & Loan Board Member (uncredited)
Arthur Stuart Hull Mr. Randall (uncredited)
John Indrisano Man in Fantasy (uncredited)
Eddie Kane Building & Loan Depositor (uncredited)
Carl Kent (uncredited)
Milton Kibbee Building & Loan Board Member (uncredited)
Effie Laird Townswoman (uncredited)
Mike Lally Building & Loan Customer (uncredited)
Harold Landon Marty Hatch (uncredited)
Meade 'Lux' Lewis Pianist in Nick's Place (uncredited)
Jack Lomas Bar Patron (uncredited)
J. Farrell MacDonald Man Whose Grandfather Planted Tree (uncredited)
Irene Mack (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack Building and Loan Customer (uncredited)
Charles Meakin (uncredited)
Priscilla Montgomery Student in Gym (uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse Man with Sheriff (uncredited)
Philip Morris Building & Loan Customer (uncredited)
George Noisom School Dancer (uncredited)
Bob O'Connor Bar Patron (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor Military Officer in Montage (uncredited)
Moroni Olsen Senior Angel (voice) (uncredited)
Garry Owen Bill-Poster (uncredited)
Netta Packer (uncredited)
Franklin Parker Photographer / Reporter (uncredited)
Suzanne Ridgeway Nick's Waitress (uncredited)
Mark Roberts Mickey (uncredited)
Constantine Romanoff Bar Patron (uncredited)
Cy Schindell Nick's Bouncer (uncredited)
Almira Sessions Potter's Secretary (uncredited)
Cedric Stevens (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan Man in Fantasy (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan Nick's Bartender (uncredited)
Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer Freddie Othello (uncredited)
Max Wagner Cashier / Nick's Assistant Bouncer (uncredited)
Larry Wheat Building & Loan Board Member (uncredited)
Charles C. Wilson Charlie (uncredited)
Danny Mummert Little Marty Hatch
Lynn O'Leary-Jameson Infant Janie Bailey (uncredited)
Suzanne Ridgway Nick's Waitress (uncredited)