History Film / ItsAWonderfulLife

30th Sep '17 6:06:52 AM ClintEastwood
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* {{Corpsing}}: As Harry and George reunite after being apart for so long, there's a noticeable ear-to-ear grin on the baggage porter.
** Possibly justified in that it's a small town so he may know them and recognize the significance of the moment.
29th Sep '17 7:01:24 AM CrowTR0bot
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* StartXToStopX: Clarence arrives on Earth just seconds before George throws himself off the bridge and to a frozen, watery grave. How does Clarence stop him? Jump in the water himself and beg for someone to save him. George jumps in anyway, drags him to safety, and sticks around to make sure he's all right.
17th Aug '17 3:33:58 PM Morgenthaler
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* AngelicTransformation: Clarence Oddbody introduces himself as an "Angel, Second Class" and his reward for helping George is that he is promoted to First Class and earns wings. His name and somewhat bumbling nature suggest that he was once a living man.
31st Jul '17 10:10:22 AM jamespolk
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George stays in Bedford Falls to help his absentminded Uncle Billy (Thomas Mitchell) look after the family business, the Bailey Bros. Building and Loan Association, on the understanding that Harry will take over when he returns from college. However, Harry brings back a wife, whose father offers him a much better job, which George insists Harry take, sacrificing his opportunity. Soon afterward, George himself is offered a better job, but turns it down, knowing that without him the family business will be taken over by the [[CorruptCorporateExecutive avaricious banker]], Mr. Potter (Creator/LionelBarrymore). He is further tied to Bedford Falls when he and Mary get married, are forced to use their honeymoon nest egg to keep the Building and Loan afloat after a run on the bank, and eventually have four kids together.

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George stays in Bedford Falls to help his absentminded Uncle Billy (Thomas Mitchell) (Creator/ThomasMitchell) look after the family business, the Bailey Bros. Building and Loan Association, on the understanding that Harry will take over when he returns from college. However, Harry brings back a wife, whose father offers him a much better job, which George insists Harry take, sacrificing his opportunity. Soon afterward, George himself is offered a better job, but turns it down, knowing that without him the family business will be taken over by the [[CorruptCorporateExecutive avaricious banker]], Mr. Potter (Creator/LionelBarrymore). He is further tied to Bedford Falls when he and Mary get married, are forced to use their honeymoon nest egg to keep the Building and Loan afloat after a run on the bank, and eventually have four kids together.
21st Jul '17 7:40:50 PM TropesForever
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* BowtiesAreCool: Clarence. Also, Ernie when he's on the job.
2nd Jun '17 2:44:29 PM Narsil
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* OurAngelsAreDifferent: This is where the whole 'every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings' concept was born.

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* OurAngelsAreDifferent: This is where the whole 'every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings' concept was born. Also goes with the very common (but totally non-Biblical) belief that when a good human dies, he becomes an angel--after he earns those wings.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain When Mr. Potter tries to buy George out, he sneers at the sort of people Bailey has spent his life helping:
-->"A young man--the smartest one in the crowd, mind you--a young man who has to sit by and watch his friends go places because he's trapped. Yes, sir, trapped into frittering his life away, playing nursemaid to a lot of garlic eaters."
30th May '17 12:30:40 PM Mdumas43073
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Not to be confused with ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031500/ It's a Wonderful World]]'', a completely different black-and-white Jimmy Stewart movie made seven years prior. Neither should be confused with the video games ''It's a Wonderful World'', aka ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou''; or ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife'', which is about farming.

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Not to be confused with ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031500/ It's a Wonderful World]]'', ''Film/ItsAWonderfulWorld'', a completely different black-and-white Jimmy Stewart movie made seven years prior. Neither should be confused with the video games ''It's a Wonderful World'', aka ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou''; or ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife'', which is about farming.
6th May '17 8:20:10 AM Dimon
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3rd May '17 8:40:47 AM hullflyer
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* YouAreNotAlone: The final scenes of the movie is this in spades when every one of George's companions comes to his aid for once.

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* YouAreNotAlone: The final scenes of the movie is this in spades when every one of George's companions comes to his ''his'' aid for once.
3rd May '17 8:38:09 AM hullflyer
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* SheIsAllGrownUp: George has to strong-armed into dancing with his friend's "kid sister" Mary at the graduation party, and reluctantly agrees only as a favor to his friend. Then he sees what Mary looks like now, and isn't reluctant any more.

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* SheIsAllGrownUp: George has to be strong-armed into dancing with his friend's "kid sister" Mary at the graduation party, and reluctantly agrees only as a favor to his friend. Then he sees what Mary looks like now, and isn't reluctant any more.
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