Capra's perennial festive favourite, starring James Stewart as George Bailey - a desperate man offered salvation by an impish guardian angel. Beset with personal and professional problems, George finds his previously happy life falling apart around him on Christmas Eve. His guardian angel shows him what his beloved hometown of Bedford Falls would be like without him.
Shocked by what he sees and at the unforeseen circumstances of his absence, George reconsiders and begs Clarence to return him to the problems of the present and the loving community he has fostered throughout his life.
Beautifully crafted and acted, its humour and gentleness imbued at times with an almost Dickensian darkness, the film is now a cult classic, one of the most popular and enduring of all Christmas traditions.
Featuring organ accompaniment from resident organist Dave Nicholas.