• Director(s)

    Frank Capra

  • Production Year

    1946

  • Genre(s)

    Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    130m

  • Cast

    James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Travers, Beulah Bondi, Frank Faylen, Ward Bond, Gloria Grahame, H. B. Warner, Frank Albertson, Todd Karns, Max Wagner

Film

It's A Wonderful Life

Contains no material likely to offend or harm

When a man considers suicide, a guardian angel is sent to show him what life would have been like without him. In spite of the dark start to the story, the film is uplifting and life-affirming.

When a man considers suicide, a guardian angel is sent to show him what life would have been like without him. In spite of the dark start to the story, the film is uplifting and life-affirming.

Content Advice(May contain spoilers)

violence

threat and horror

sex

nudity

injury detail

language

discrimination

rude humour

  • Director(s)

    Frank Capra

  • Production Year

    1946

  • Genre(s)

    Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    130m

  • Cast

    James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Travers, Beulah Bondi, Frank Faylen, Ward Bond, Gloria Grahame, H. B. Warner, Frank Albertson, Todd Karns, Max Wagner

Contains mild violence
Classified Date:
03/12/2007
Version:
2D
Use:
Cinema
Distributor:
Park Circus Limited
violence
Mild violence occurs when George, as a boy, is repeatedly cuffed around the ear by his employer. The attack carries emotional weight as the man is distraught at the loss of a family member. Other mild violence includes characters involved in brief fist fights, and shots fired by the police during a chase sequence.
There is a suicide theme involving a central character, but again this remains suitable at U for its fantastical angle and the eventual reassuring outcome.
Classified Date:
07/10/1997
Version:
2D
Use:
Cinema
Distributor:
Feature Film Company
Classified Date:
28/03/1947
Version:
2D
Use:
Cinema
Distributor:
R.K.O. Radio Pictures Ltd
Contains no material likely to offend or harm
Classified Date:
22/01/2010
Version:
2D
Use:
Physical media + VOD/Streaming
Distributor:
Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd
violence
Mild violence occurs when the central character, as a boy, is repeatedly cuffed around the ear by his employer. The attack carries emotional weight as the man is distraught at the loss of a family member. Other mild violence includes characters involved in brief fist fights, and shots fired by the police during a chase sequence.
threat and horror
There are some tense scenes, including people being saved from drowning.
sex
While sexual activity is limited to kissing, there are some very mild verbal sex references, including to 'making love'. There is also background sight of some 'burlesque' venues.
nudity
While no nudity is shown, one scene features a woman who loses her clothes and has to hide her nakedness.
injury detail
There is brief sight of blood in the aftermath of violence, including blood on a boy's ears after he is hit and blood on a man's face after a punch.
suicide and self-harm
While the film begins with a man considering suicide, following some unfortunate events in his life, the theme is treated sensitively and the outcome is positive with the man being shown that life is worth living.
alcohol and smoking
Adult characters smoke, in keeping with the age of the film, and adult characters drink alcohol, sometimes to excess.
There is a suicide theme involving a central character, but again this remains suitable at U for its fantastical angle and the eventual reassuring outcome.
Contains mild violence
Classified Date:
22/01/2010
Version:
2D
Use:
Physical media + VOD/Streaming
Distributor:
Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd
Paperwork Remarks:
COLOURISED FEATURE
violence
Mild violence occurs when the central character, as a boy, is repeatedly cuffed around the ear by his employer. The attack carries emotional weight as the man is distraught at the loss of a family member. Other mild violence includes characters involved in brief fist fights, and shots fired by the police during a chase sequence.
threat and horror
There are some tense scenes, including people being saved from drowning.
sex
While sexual activity is limited to kissing, there are some very mild verbal sex references, including to 'making love'. There is also background sight of some 'burlesque' venues.
nudity
While no nudity is shown, one scene features a woman who loses her clothes and has to hide her nakedness.
injury detail
There is brief sight of blood in the aftermath of violence, including blood on a boy's ears after he is hit and blood on a man's face after a punch.
suicide and self-harm
While the film begins with a man considering suicide, following some unfortunate events in his life, the theme is treated sensitively and the outcome is positive with the man being shown that life is worth living.
alcohol and smoking
Adult characters smoke, in keeping with the age of the film, and adult characters drink alcohol, sometimes to excess.
There is a suicide theme involving a central character, but again this remains suitable at U for its fantastical angle and the eventual reassuring outcome.
Classified Date:
17/09/1998
Version:
2D
Use:
Physical media + VOD/Streaming
Distributor:
R.N.I.B.
Classified Date:
29/11/1996
Version:
2D
Use:
Physical media + VOD/Streaming
Distributor:
Polygram Video Ltd
Classified Date:
14/11/2017
Version:
2D
Use:
Cinema
Distributor:
Park Circus Limited
Paperwork Remarks:
Trailer
Classified Date:
22/01/2010
Version:
2D
Use:
Physical media + VOD/Streaming
Distributor:
Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd
Classified Date:
27/11/2007
Version:
2D
Use:
Cinema
Distributor:
Park Circus Limited
Classified Date:
10/08/2004
Version:
2D
Use:
Physical media + VOD/Streaming
Distributor:
Paramount Home Entertainment (UK)
Classified Date:
27/10/1997
Version:
2D
Use:
Cinema
Distributor:
Feature Film Company
Classified Date:
24/07/2019
Version:
2D,16:9
Use:
Physical media + VOD/Streaming
Distributor:
Paramount Pictures c/o Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd.
Paperwork Remarks:
Additional material
Classified Date:
22/01/2010
Version:
2D
Use:
Physical media + VOD/Streaming
Distributor:
Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd
Paperwork Remarks:
Additional material Picture in picture
Classified Date:
26/06/1998
Version:
2D
Use:
Physical media + VOD/Streaming
Distributor:
Polygram Video Ltd
Classified Date:
14/07/1992
Version:
2D
Use:
Physical media + VOD/Streaming
Distributor:
Video Collection International
  • Classified date

    22/01/2010

  • BBFC reference

    IVF017375

  • Language

    English