James Stewart strikes a gripping portrait of turmoiled banker George Bailey, whose thoughts of suicide on Christmas Eve bring about the intervention of his guardian angel. The angel shows George all the lives he touched and what the world would be like if he did not exist. A heartfelt investigation into humanity and love, this holiday classic inspires us to care for our fellow person.
“Although peppered with colourful, sharply drawn characters, this is Stewart’s movie, instantly loveable as a small town dreamer who sacrifices everything for others. His journey to despair and back warms the cockles like little else. Enjoy it in a cinema so you can sob among others.” – Empire