It's a Wonderful Life: American Christmas drama film. Released in 1946, the film stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a man who has given up his dreams in order to help others, and whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody (Henry Travers). Clarence shows George all the lives he has touched and how different life in his community would be had he never been born. Initially being considered a box office flop, the film has come to be regarded as a classic and is a staple of Christmas television around the world. An 11x17 movie poster matted and framed as shown to an overall size of 16x23x1 inches.