History Film / ItsAWonderfulLife

10th May '18 8:58:50 PM BatmanKalEl
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* EarnYourHappyEnding: George is nearly {{driven to suicide}}. But in the end, all his problems are solved and he's surrounded by loving family, friends, and neighbors. It's something of an unusual case in that George's actions after losing the eight thousand dollars don't really help his situation at all. Instead, it's the things he's already done, the faith in his character and the gratitude of the townspeople for how much he's done for them all that drives the film's resolution. George had ''already'' earned his happy ending before his troubles even began.
** And Clarence finally gets his wings after everything he went through to help George.

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: George is nearly {{driven to suicide}}. But in the end, all his problems are solved and he's surrounded by loving family, friends, and neighbors. It's something of an unusual case in that George's actions after losing the eight thousand dollars don't really help his situation at all. Instead, it's the things he's already done, the faith in his character and the gratitude of the townspeople for how much he's done for them all that drives the film's resolution. George had ''already'' earned his happy ending before his troubles even began.
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began. And Clarence finally gets his wings after everything he went through to help George.
18th Apr '18 5:09:33 PM Redmess
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11th Apr '18 9:43:50 AM axle-k89
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* ThoseTwoGuys: Burt and Ernie. Even in Pottersville they appear to be this.

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* ThoseTwoGuys: Burt Bert and Ernie. Even in Pottersville they appear to be this.
11th Apr '18 9:39:19 AM axle-k89
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** Mrs Hatch appears to be one for Mary and Sam Wainwright, saying to her that Sam doesn't want to speak to George, and listening in on the extension phone until Mary points this out to George and Sam.
11th Apr '18 9:37:44 AM axle-k89
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%%* ThoseTwoGuys: Burt and Ernie.

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%%* * ThoseTwoGuys: Burt and Ernie.Ernie. Even in Pottersville they appear to be this.
11th Apr '18 9:17:02 AM axle-k89
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* ArsonMurderandJaywalking: After they get thrown out of Nick's, Clarence tells George that he has no forms of Id, so no papers, no cards, no driver's license, no 4F card and no insurance policy, before pointing out that he doesn't have Zuzu's petals, either.



* ChekhovsGun: George losing the hearing in his left ear as a child when saving Harry from drowning means he is unable to enlist (as he likely wanted to) when WW2 breaks out.



** Lampshaded by Joseph's voiceover before Harry (as a boy) almost drowns after breaking through the ice: "Something happens here you'll have to remember later on." This comes back two ways, first Clarence sets himself up as a drowning victim when George is about to jump off the bridge because he knew he would save him, and when George wishes he'd never been born, Harry did drown because George wasn't there to save him.

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** Lampshaded by Joseph's voiceover before Harry (as a boy) almost drowns after breaking through the ice: "Something happens here you'll have to remember later on." This comes back in two ways, first Clarence sets himself up as a drowning victim when George is about to jump off the bridge because he knew he would save him, and when George wishes he'd never been born, Harry did drown because George wasn't there to save him.


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* GenderEqualEnsemble: The Bailey family after George and Mary have children, as there are three males (George, Pete and Tommy) and three females (Mary, Janie and Zuzu).
5th Apr '18 5:09:00 PM eroock
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* DelayedReaction: George doesn't immediately register when Mary tells him that she is pregnant.
21st Mar '18 11:48:27 AM BatmanKalEl
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* AnAesop: ''No man is a failure who has friends''.

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* AnAesop: AnAesop:
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''No man is a failure who has friends''.
10th Mar '18 10:00:40 AM BatmanKalEl
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** Also, there was a cut addition to the ending where Clarence gave Mr. Potter a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech that gave him a heart attack.
* BizarroUniverse: Pottersville.

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** Also, there was a cut addition to the ending where Clarence gave Mr. Potter a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech that gave him a heart attack.
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%%* BizarroUniverse: Pottersville.
8th Mar '18 7:58:20 PM BatmanKalEl
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* LaserGuidedKarma: After spending his whole life sacrificing his dreams for the benefit of Bedford Falls, the whole town comes to George's rescue at the end to save the Building and Loan, and prevent George from going to prison. Doubles as a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.

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* LaserGuidedKarma: After spending his whole life sacrificing his dreams for the benefit of Bedford Falls, the whole town comes to George's rescue at the end to save the Building and Loan, and prevent George from going to prison. Doubles as a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.
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