#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.
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.
Oh my goodness, I am not going to spend much time describing this gold standard of Christmas movies. If you have seen it, you know what it is. If you haven’t seen it, stop reading this and watch it now. It is funny, tense, sentimental, romantic and downright Capra-esque.
I have liked Jimmy Stewart in everything I have seen him in. Was he that good, or did the camera just plain love him, like I heard said once about Steve McQueen. But it doesn’t stop there. If you notice the ensemble cast, you see represented some of the finest character actors out there. Between them it’s seems like we have seen one of them in every great classic movie.
I don’t watch this every year any more – there is just too much to see out there this time of year. But I watch it every two or three years and besides, if I have some time to spare, I can practically review every scene in order in my mind. It is part of my Christmas consciousness. Wait, are you still reading this?
“To My Big Brother George, The Richest Man In Town”
I’ve always thought that the reason It’s A Wonderful Life has had such enduring popularity is that more than in any other film it shows what can be the value of a single individual and the contribution to the greater good they can make.
George Bailey as portrayed by James Stewart is the kind of every man hero we can all identify with. He’s got the every day problems to be sure, raising and providing for a family, but he’s got bigger problems than that. Fate has made him the rallying point of opposition in his small town of Bedford Falls to the “richest and meanest man in town”, embodied in Lionel Barrymore.
It’s a real David vs. Goliath battle. Barrymore seems to have unlimited resources at his disposal. Samuel S. Hinds as Peter Bailey put it so well to him in asking what are you doing all this for? Barrymore does have more money than he could ever possibly use. A little charity wouldn’t hurt him.
Remember the basic plot outline. A whole lot of people in Bedford Falls one post World War II Christmas Eve see that their friend George is toting a heavy load of mysterious origins. Their prayers reach the heavens where an angel is dispatched to aid.
But before Henry Travers the angel arrives, he’s given the story of George Bailey’s life. And we see the kind of struggles he’s had, the sacrifices he’s made for the good of a whole lot of others. We’ve also seen a greedy and grasping Potter, grabbing everything that George Bailey cannot save.
Something happens that day before Christmas through no fault of his own, Bailey is in big trouble. It’s driven him to the brink of despair. That’s why the angel is sent down. He shows him the alternate universe that would have been had he never existed. It’s something each and every one of us should try to do, step outside ourselves see just what our contributions can be.
But I think what Frank Capra is trying to say in this greatest of his films is that having done that and we realize we haven’t contributed to the greater good of humankind, we resolve to do so. It’s a simple, but profound lesson.
What if Potter got the same opportunity? In a sense Charles Dickens did just that in A Christmas Carol. Would Lionel Barrymore change? It’s an interesting point of speculation.
In addition to those cast members already mentioned a whole group of players who worked with Capra before grace this film. Add to that some others and you have a perfectly cast feature picture.
Donna Reed has an interesting part as well. Your choice of mate is real important in life. Had she not been as loving and supportive to George Bailey, he might very well have taken a different route in life. Mary Hatch Bailey became a signature part for her, more identified than her role in From Here to Eternity which got her an Oscar. It certainly was the basis for her TV series.
When Todd Karns who plays Harry Bailey toasts his brother he’s saying that the riches of the world are not necessarily things that can be quantified. Your life is not measured in material things, but in how you use the material things given you.
And that universal lesson will be taught into eternity as long as It’s A Wonderful Life is shown every year. Wouldst we all learn it.
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, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra
Actors James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore
Country United States
Awards Nominated for 5 Oscars. 6 wins & 6 nominations total
Production Company N/A
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