It's a Wonderful Life by Frank Capra
This December marks the 70th anniversary of the making of this classic film. Lux Radio Theatre broadcast their own radio adaptation just months after the film's opening, with James Stewart, Donna Reed, and Victor Moore as "Clarence" reprising their roles. Originally aired March 10th, 1947.
We'll hear the story of George Bailey, a despairingly frustrated husband, father, and citizen of Bedford Falls. George wanted more than anything under the sun to see the world. The wonderful, exciting world that lay somewhere beyond the limits of his hometown. But George has spent his entire life giving all of himself to the people of Bedford Falls, overwhelmed by family obligations and a sense of civic responsibility. Now, he's come to feel tied down to a job he never had interest in, a life he never wanted to live, and a wish to have never been born. Through the help of an angel, this man, tired of life on Earth, finds out what the fate of his loved ones and the world would be, had he never existed.