A good but slightly ineffectual man tries to off himself after an error that really wasn't his fault. In Christmas carol fashion, his crusty-but-lovable guardian angel shows up to give him a tour of the world without his presence, and it isn't a pretty place. Moral courage, small-town American life, civic cooperation, and family love are glorified; corporate greed and self-involvement are vilified; at the climax, a blanket of snow like spun sugar makes everything pure and clean like redemption itself. Starring: Lionel Barrymore, Donna Reed, Thomas Mitchell, James Stewart, Ward Bond, Beulah Bondi, Ellen Corby, Gloria Grahame, Frank Albertson, Henry Travers, H.B. Warner, and Frank Faylen.

  • 2 hr 10 minNR

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