#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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 wings. He shows George what things would have been like if he had never been born. In a nightmarish vision in which the Potter-controlled town is sunk in sex and sin, those George loves are either dead, ruined, or miserable. He realizes that he has touched many people in a positive way and that his life has truly been a wonderful one.
Plot: A holiday favourite for generations… George Bailey has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. All that prevents rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town is George’s modest building and loan company. But on Christmas Eve the business’s $8,000 is lost and George’s troubles begin.
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‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ is enjoyable, hearty and well crafted. It takes longer than I would’ve predicted to get to ‘the event’, but it’s very much worth seeing the journey that comes before – as we see the arc of James Stewart’s George. It all crescendos with an ending that you can’t help but smile at.
Stewart is excellent in the lead role, you really do see every single emotion that his character goes through. He is, by far, the standout performer, but there are of course good performances from the likes of Donna Reed (Mary), Lionel Barrymore (Henry) and Henry Travers (Clarence).
I did notice a few weird cuts in there, not that I hold that against it or did it affect my enjoyment – it’s just noticeable. I see, via other reviewers, that there’s a colour version – Channel 4 showed the black-and-white version over here in the UK. I can’t say I felt the need for colour, which is always a good sign.
Wholesome. Not that it, evidently given the average rating, needs to be said by someone like me, but: I’d certainly recommend this.
It’s practically an American tradition to watch this film with family at Christmas time each year. I just saw it for the first time myself a couple weeks before last Christmas, and I loved it. It’s an uplifting, inspiring, dramatic, and at times laugh-out-loud funny story, with a cast that probably couldn’t be improved upon if you tried. And, of course, it’s directed by the superb Frank Capra, whose work I greatly admire. James Stewart gives a raw, totally honest performance, as the unforgettable George Bailey, who on Christmas Eve is shown exactly why the world, or at least Bedford Falls, can’t do without him. And, there is my favorite line in the whole movie, out of so many memorable quotes, delivered perfectly by Lionel Barrymore, as the evil Mr. Potter: “And a happy new year to you. In jail!”
A wonderful film that should be watched again and again.
This is one of the best films of all time, without a doubt. I challenge anyone to watch this film and not be touched, if you can, you have no heart!
James Stewart is one of my favourite actors, and in this film he acts so naturally you even forget he’s an actor playing a part, you really believe his story. You’re pulled on a roller coaster of emotions throughout this film, and by no means is this a light hearted look at life, as many believe. This is not a rose tinted look at the wonderful life we have, this is a dark, downtrodden start to a film where the lead character is about to commit suicide.
However, it is a beautiful film, and is one of the few that you can watch again and again and walk away with the same glowing feeling as you did when you first watched it.
It just doesn’t age
This is basically my only Christmas tradition movie. I have to watch this every Christmas or else I would go nuts. James Stewart really steals the scene with his acting and beautiful charm. He was great in every movie I’ve ever watched him in. It is wonderful, it is funny, it is touching and it is human.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 10 min (130 min), 1 hr 58 min (118 min) (25 fps) (DVD edition) (Spain)
Genre Drama, Family, Fantasy
Director Frank Capra
Writer Frances Goodrich (screenplay), Albert Hackett (screenplay), Frank Capra (screenplay), Jo Swerling (additional scenes), Philip Van Doren Stern (story)
Actors James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell
Awards Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 1 nomination.
Production Company RKO Radio Pictures Inc., Liberty Films
Sound Mix Mono (RCA Sound System)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length 3,586 m (Italy)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (2019 remaster), Dolby Vision, Spherical
Printed Film Format Digital (color stock), 35 mm