Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life is the ultimate Christmas film. Shamelessly sentimental, warmly human and with a happy ending. With James Stewart, the most popular Hollywood star at the time.
In this heart-warming classic from the golden years of Hollywood, when the studios pulled out all the stops to give cinema audiences a feel-good feeling, George Bailey (Stewart) is the good guy who tries to keep an ailing bank in small town USA afloat. Unfortunately, his business partner makes some bad choices, resulting in financial ruin.
While everyone around him prepares for a Merry Christmas, desperate Bailey is on the verge of taking his own life. But then the guardian angel Clarence, who has descended to earth, takes him under his arm and shows him what life would have been like without Bailey's humane presence. And then the suicide bomber also sees that it is a wonderful life after all.