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.

  • NRHDSD
  • Dec 20, 1946
  • Drama

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Cast & Crew

  • James StewartActor

  • Lionel BarrymoreActor

  • Thomas MitchellActor

  • Donna ReedActor

  • Beulah BondiActor

  • Ward BondActor