It wouldn’t be the holidays at the Kiggins without our annual presentation of Frank Capra’s classic Christmas film IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE!
The film stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a man who has given up his dreams in order to help others in his hometown of Bedford Falls, and whose suicide attempt on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence (Henry Travers). Clarence shows George how important his life has been and how different the world would have been had he never been born.
Despite initially performing poorly at the box office because of high production costs and stiff competition at the time of its release, the film later became regarded as a classic thru annual television screenings.
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE also stars Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Ward Bond and Gloria Grahame.