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Sex & Nudity

MPAA rating: 'PG' for Thematic Elements, Smoking and Some Violence

A woman loses her robe (no nudity shown); a man teases her.

A woman says (jokingly) that a man is making violent love to her.

A man smacks a woman's bottom playfully.

In the alternate version of Bedford Falls numerous burlesque theaters are seen.

Violence & Gore

A man slaps a boy repeatedly in the ears until they bleed. However, the blood cannot be seen clearly since the film is in black and white.

A police officer fires a gun at an unarmed fleeing man, but the shots miss and the man escapes.

A man punches another man.

A man's mouth bleeds (no blood shown).


None; just some minced oaths (curse-substitutes like Gosh).

Several characters smoke cigarettes and drink alcohol.

Scenes of raucous drinking at a bar.

George Bailey gets drunk.

An alcoholic is shown drunk

A child almost drowns.

A man attempts to commit suicide.


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Rated PG for thematic elements, smoking and some violence (re-rating) (2012)
Argentina:Atp / Australia:PG / Brazil:Livre / Canada:G (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Quebec) / Canada:F (Ontario) / Finland:K-7 (2013) (TV rating) / Finland:S (1990) / Finland:K-16 (1946) / Germany:6 / Netherlands:6 (re-rating) / Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) / Singapore:PG / South Korea:12 / Spain:T / Sweden:15 / UK:U / USA:Approved (PCA #11656) (original rating) / USA:PG (re-rating) (2012)

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