It's a Wonderful Life
A vintage Hollywood film starring James Stewart as George Bailey, a man who, despite his best efforts to escape, remains the bedrock of the small town of Bedford Falls.
Christmas Film World Cup pedigree
A Quarter final showing before lifting the crown in 2014 followed by a shock Last 16 exit in 2018. An all former championship holder defeat to Scrooged in the Quarter Finals in 2022.
BBFC: Contains no material likely to offend or harm
Max Wagner, Frank Albertson, Todd Karns, Gloria Grahame, H. B. Warner, Frank Faylen, Ward Bond, Henry Travers, Beulah Bondi, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, James Stewart, Donna Reed
For the scene that required Donna Reed to throw a rock through the window of the Granville house, director Frank Capra hired a marksman to shoot it out on cue. To everyone's amazement, Reed broke the window by herself. She had played baseball in high school and had a strong throwing arm
While filming the scene in which George prays in the bar, James Stewart was so overcome that he began to sob. Frank Capra later re-framed and blew up the shot because he wanted to catch that expression on Stewart's face. This is why the shot looks so grainy compared with the rest of the film
1st in Group H with 116 pts
Sent home at Last 16 stage by Love Actually
Last 16 victory over Nightmare before Christmas
Quarter Final success against Gremlins
Semi Final triumph over Elf
Winner in the final against Die Hard