An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.
This film opens on a chaotic Chinese airfield. As hordes of bandits approach, hundreds of refugees scramble to board the last plane out. Only five people make it. As the plane flies, the passengers realize that they heading in the wrong direction. They are being kidnapped -- but why?
A holiday classic synonymous with Christmas, It's a Wonderful Life is one of the most beloved of all American movies, as well as the film that both its director, Frank Capra, and star, James Stewart, considered the best of their careers. Stewart gives what may be his finest performance as George Bailey, an Everyman whose dream of leaving his small town and seeing the world is thwarted again and again by family responsibilities.