Top 8 It's A Wonderful Life Movie Facts

Following is our collection of It's A Wonderful Life facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of It's A Wonderful Life film message.

Not sure if this belongs here, but Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie are named after the the two side characters in It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Not sure if this belongs here, but Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie are named after the the two side characters in It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
In "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946), the unruly customer who demands a large portion of George's funds during the run on the bank is the very first to arrive at his house to give him money at the end of the movie
In "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946), the unruly customer who demands a large portion of George's funds during the run on the bank is the very first to arrive at his house to give him money at the end of the movie

It's A Wonderful Life Trivia

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  1. The villain Mr Potter goes unpunished and does not repent. This is in violation of the Hays Code, which contained a requirement that criminal wrongdoing in movies must never be depicted as going unpunished unless criminals are shown to repent.

  2. : In the scene when Uncle Billy drunkenly walks off, a loud crash is heard a moment later and Uncle Billy reassure George that he is alright. This scene was unscripted and happened due to a stagehand dropping a tray of props during filming. WARNING: Clip is loud.

It's A Wonderful Life Hidden Details

: Whenever George is begging Mr. Potter for something or desperate (asking for a loan, accepting a job offer from Potter), he is shown as physically below him. But when George is standing up to Potter, George is physically above him.

They say that every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings; after George decides he wants to live and is running home through Bedford Falls, bells can be seen all over town, including a theater playing The Bells of St.Mary's (begins at the 1:50 mark).

1 - One of the letters in the Pottersville sign goes dark after police officer Bert fires at and misses the protagonist George Bailey
One of the letters in the Pottersville sign goes dark after police officer Bert fires at and misses the protagonist George Bailey
It's A Wonderful Life poster
It's A Wonderful Life poster

It's A Wonderful Life Plot

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.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of It's A Wonderful Life. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Drama, Family, Fantasy
Director Frank Capra
Stars James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell
IMDB score 8.6