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It Happened One Christmas (1977)

12/11/1977 (US) TV MovieComedy 1h 49m
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It's Christmas Eve 1944 in the small town of Bedford Falls, New York. A despondent and suicidal Mary Bailey Hatch is praying for guidance on what to do about an incident no fault of her own which threatens her name and the community standing of her longtime family business, the Bailey Building and Loan, which she took over after the passing of her father. What Mary does not know is that most in town, including her husband George Hatch and their children, are also praying for her. All the prayers are heard by Joseph, God's gatekeeper of prayers. As there are no other angels available on such a busy day, Joseph assigns Clara Oddbody, angel second class (i.e. she has yet to receive her wings), to Mary's case, which he reluctantly does as Clara has never been assigned a case on her own in the two hundred years she's been in heaven for good reason.

  1. Donald Wrye


  2. Philip Van Doren Stern


  3. Lionel Chetwynd


Top Billed Cast

  1. Marlo Thomas

    Marlo Thomas

    Mary Bailey Hatch

  2. Orson Welles

    Orson Welles

    Henry F. Potter

  3. Wayne Rogers

    Wayne Rogers

    George Hatch

  4. Cloris Leachman

    Cloris Leachman

    Clara Oddbody

  5. Barney Martin

    Barney Martin

    Uncle Willie

  6. Karen Carlson

    Karen Carlson


  7. Dick O'Neill

    Dick O'Neill

    Mr. Gower

  8. Doris Roberts

    Doris Roberts

    Ma Bailey

  9. Richard Dysart

    Richard Dysart

    Peter Bailey

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It Happened One Christmas
It Happened One Christmas

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Original Language English

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