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It's a Wonderful Life

"It's a wonderful laugh! It's a wonderful love!"

An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would had been like if he never existed.

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Released: Dec 20th, 1946
Budget: N/A
Revenue: N/A

It's a Wonderful Life Main Cast

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James Stewart
James Stewart
plays George Bailey
Donna Reed
Donna Reed
plays Mary Hatch
Lionel Barrymore
Lionel Barrymore
plays Mr. Potter
Thomas Mitchell
Thomas Mitchell
plays Uncle Billy
Henry Travers
Henry Travers
plays Clarence
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Ginger Rogers was offered the role of Mary, but turned it down.
  • Two of Sesame Street's Muppets, Bert and Ernie, share their names with the film's cop and cab driver, respectively, but it's believed to be just a coincidence. While Karolyn Grimes, who played Zuzu, claimed that the two Muppets were named after the characters because the movie was Jim Henson's favorite, according to longtime Muppets head writer Jerry Juhl in an interview with The San Francisco Chronicle, Ernie and Bert were not named after the movie's characters. Juhl said, "I was not present at the naming, but I was always positive [the rumor] was incorrect. Despite his many talents, Jim [Henson] had no memory for details like this. He knew the movie, of course, but would not have remembered the cop and the cabdriver. I was not able to confirm this with Jim before he died, but shortly thereafter I spoke to Jon Stone, Sesame Street's first producer and head writer and a man largely responsible for the show's format. He assured me that Ernie and Bert were named one day when he and Jim were studying the prototype puppets. They decided that one of them looked like an Ernie, and the other one looked like a Bert. The movie character names are purely coincidental."
  • Movie Goof (plot holes): When George and Clarence go looking for his car which he had run into the tree, the guy George is talking to about the car and the man's tree smells his breath and says "that must have been those two other trees" implying that George's breath smelled of alcohol and the man thought George was drunk. But if George had indeed not been born, he would never have been at Martini's before that and had any alcohol at all. And this was before he and Clarence went back to Martini's so there couldn't have been any scent of alcohol on George's breath.
  • Movie Goof (continuity error): After Clarence disappears while being wrestled by Bert the Cop, you can see the shadow of Ernie the Cabdriver, shaking his finger. However, when the camera shows Ernie, he has both hands on the tree, and then he begins to shake his finger.
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