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James Stewart: It's a Wonderful Life


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Continuing a season of the great actor's films in celebration of his 80th birthday. Tonight also starring Donna Reed.
Things never seem to go right for George Bailey. All his life his ambitions and plans have been frustrated by chance, but he has worked hard for his family and the town. When he faces ruin, help comes from very high places...
Films: page 17
(Ceefax subtitles)


Screenplay: Frances Goodrich
Screenplay: Albert Hackett
Screenplay/Produced and directed by: Frank Capra
George Bailey: James Stewart
Mary Hatch: Donna Reed
Dr Potter: Lionel Barrymore
Uncle Billy: Thomas Mitchell
Mrs Bailey: Beulah Bordi
Ernie: Frank Hayden
Bert: Ward Bond
Clarence: Henry Travers
Mr Gower: H.B. Warner
Violet: Gloria Grahame
Harry Bailey: Todd Karns

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