FBI Considered "It's A Wonderful Life" Communist Propaganda | Wise Bread
In 1947, . . the FBI considered this anti-cosumerist message as subversive Communist propaganda (read original FBI memo).
According to Professor John Noakes of Franklin and Marshall College, the FBI thought Life smeared American values such as wealth and free enterprise while glorifying anti-American values such as the triumph of the common man.
Thanks to Al (Hard Man) Guthrie for the link.